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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.

Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

N.Y. Mayor Says Amazon Will Prevail as City Needs Tech

Amazon Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg News

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he thinks Amazon.com will prevail in building its huge new campus in the city — despite an opponent being recommended to serve on a board with veto power over the transaction.

Henry Goldman and Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

FitzMark Acquires Reliable Source Logistics

FitzMark exterior FitzMark

Two Indianapolis-based freight brokerage firms, FitzMark Inc. and Reliable Source Logistics, are joining forces in a quest to build a global “logistics powerhouse,” company officials said.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Truckers, Residents Voice Concerns Over Aging Syracuse Viaduct

Walmart Truck A Walmart truck crossing a bridge on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

AUBURN, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. John Katko held a town hall meeting regarding the fate of an aging viaduct in the center of Syracuse on Feb. 4, listening to concerns regarding the trucking industry, lakes, pollution and traffic.

Patrick Lohmann | Syracuse, N.Y. Media Group
February 5, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Next Secures $97 Million in Series C Round of Funding

Next, a company that uses smart matching and predictive load technologies to connect shippers and carriers, announced it has secured $97 million in its Series C round of funding. The company will use the funds in part to launch Relay, a service to address congestion at shipping ports.

February 5, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports Record Fourth-Quarter Earnings

Saia truck with twin trailers Saia

In the midst of a strong U.S. economy, less-than-truckload carrier Saia Inc. reported record fourth-quarter earnings Feb. 4.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 5, 2019
Business, Logistics

Forget the Super Bowl: Boston Celebrates Truck Day

Truck Day at Fenway Park The equipment truck for the Boston Red Sox stands outside Fenway Park. (Steven Senne/AP)

One day after the New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl, Boston-area fans had more to celebrate as they marked Truck Day, when fans turned out at Fenway Park to send off trucks to spring training that are carrying the gear and equipment for the World Champion Red Sox.

Transport Topics
February 4, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Stevens Transport Orders 1,600 Tractors, Trailers for Delivery in 2019

A Stevens Transport truck on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky. John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Refrigerated truckload carrier Stevens Transport is buying 1,600 new tractors and trailers for 2019 at a cost of $165 million, according to a statement released by the Dallas-based company Jan. 29.

February 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Freightera Logistics Secures Investment From Decathlon Capital Partners

Freightera Freightera's platform. (Freightera via YouTube)

Freightera, an online marketplace for freight costs and service comparisons, has announced a major investment from Decathlon Capital Partners, per a Jan. 24 press release. An exact figure wasn’t disclosed but was described as being seven figures.

February 4, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Announces Medical Express Service Between US, Brazil

DHL Express has launched its medical express service between Brazil and the United States. The route will serve several major cities in Brazil and deliver temperature-sensitive biological products and new patient-specific treatments to most U.S. destinations in 24 to 48 hours, according to a Jan. 30 press release.

February 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

XPO Logistics to Close Maryland Warehouse

XPO Logistics An XPO Logistics warehouse (XPO)

XPO Logistics will close its 571,000 square-foot warehouse on Harford County’s Perryman peninsula in Maryland by the end of March, a company spokesperson confirmed Jan. 29.

David Anderson | The Aegis (Bel Air, Md.)
February 1, 2019