Logistics

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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.
 

Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

How Consolidation and Freight Networks Are Disrupting the Logistics Landscape

Employees at C.H. Robinson. (Photo courtesy of Steven A. Smith)

Logistics companies are employing new business strategies to adapt to an ever-changing market.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Is Amazon a Logistics Company? All Signs Point to That

Amazon Warehouse An employee packs a box at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Should Amazon.com be considered one of the largest logistics companies in North America? The answer, according to most industry observers, is yes. And how big is that business? That question, unfortunately, can’t be answered definitively, at least not yet.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2018 Was a Year of Extraordinary Growth for 3PLs

C.H. Robinson truck C.H. Robinson led the nonasset-based domestic transportation management segment. TT File Photo

The two main drivers of growth for logistics companies in 2018 were an inventory buildup to beat tariffs and solid expansion in the domestic economy.

Evan Armstrong | President of Armstrong & Associates Inc.
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies

XPO Logistics truck With XPO putting a hold on acquisitions, others have taken the opportunity to challenge the company for logistics supremacy. (TT File Photo)

XPO Logistics remains ­firmly entrenched atop Transport Topics' 2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies rankings after a meteoric rise fueled by a string of high-profile acquisitions over the last eight years. Read about the full rankings.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Freight Line Unveils Interactive Signage at Mets’ Citi Field

Old Dominion Freight Line Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line is upping its advertising game this season with the New York Mets. The company partnered with Chicago-based Czarnowski to create a three-dimensional replica of an ODFL tractor-trailer at Citi Field.

Marissa Gamache | Online Reporter
April 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Cynosure Invests in Visible Supply Chain Management

Visible Visible CEO Jared Starling was selected as a 2019 Utah Business CEO of the Year. (Visible Supply Chain Management via YouTube)

Visible Supply Chain Management has received an unspecified equity investment in its business from The Cynosure Group, an investment firm controlled by the Eccles family in Salt Lake City, according to a statement released April 3.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
April 4, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Threatens Car Tariffs on Mexico Over Drug Flow Across Border

Cars Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump retreated from threats to immediately close the border with Mexico over migration, instead abruptly pivoting April 4 to a new demand: that the Mexican government stop the flow of illegal drugs into the U.S. within a year or face car tariffs.

Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Carmakers Sell More to Rental Companies as Retail Demand Weakens

Cars Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Stronger-than-expected new car sales last month belied a dirty little secret: Automakers have been selling more vehicles to rental fleets in recent months to prop up volume.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics to Launch Enhanced Last-Mile Capabilities Online

XPO logistics The XPO Connect digital freight marketplace platform displayed on a phone. (XPO Logistics Inc.)

XPO Logistics Inc. will launch expanded last-mile capabilities on its XPO Connect digital freight marketplace, company officials said.

April 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Tech Investor Iconiq Buys Majority Share of Truckstop.com

Truckstop.com wall Truckstop.com

A private equity firm known for investing in tech companies such as Uber and SurveyMonkey has made a significant investment in Truckstop.com, an Idaho-based load board and freight-matching service, continuing the trend of private investment dollars flowing into trucking tech firms.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 4, 2019

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