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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

Logistics Solutions Provider Pickup Closes $5 Million Funding Round

Pickup, an on-demand last-mile logistics solutions provider, has closed a $5 million funding round, according to a Nov. 13 press release. Funds from the round, led by TDF Ventures and Noro-Moseley Partners, will be used for market expansion, growing the product platform and adding staff in key areas.

Transport Topics
November 27, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 26: One More for the Road

Thanksgiving traffic 2018 Motorists were looking to get a jump on their Thanksgiving travels on Nov. 20. (CBS This Morning via YouTube)

If you don’t travel much, but you were among the millions of Americans who set out to visit loved ones this past Thanksgiving weekend, the traffic nightmare you experienced was indeed an anomaly. But there's hope. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

FMCSA Receives Petition, Grants Exemption Related to HOS Rules

Firefighters in what is left of Paradise, Calif. A firefighter surveys the devastation in Paradise, Calif. The National Mobile Shower and Catering Association, which represents members who are providing support to the firefighters battling Camp Fire, seeks HOS relief. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it has received an exemption request from hours-of-service rules from one trade association and has granted reprieve from those rules to another.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2018
Business, Logistics

Crane Worldwide Logistics Adds Georgia Location

Ship at Port of Savannah Georgia Ports Authority

Crane Worldwide Logistics opened a facility in Savannah, Ga., to expand its footprint on the East Coast.

Transport Topics
November 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

GM to Lay Off Nearly 15,000 Workers

GMC logo Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

DETROIT — General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles.

Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies | Associated Press
November 26, 2018
Business, Logistics

America’s Road Team Helps Sinise Foundation Aid Military Families

Gary Sinise Gary Sinise performs with the Lt. Dan Band. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

American Trucking Associations’ America’s Road Team plays an important part in Snowball Express, a program that will gather children and surviving spouses of military members at Disney World for fun and healing. It's part of the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 21, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Freelancer Acquires Channel 40, Launches New Freight Marketplace

Freelancer, a jobs and crowdsourcing marketplace, has acquired Channel 40, an enterprise marketplace that connects freight owners with transport operators. Freelancer also has launched Freightlancer.com, a global marketplace for freight, shipping and transportation.

Transport Topics
November 20, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trucking Crews Begin Assistance Effort for California Residents Affected by Wildfires

Nick Ut/Associated Press Nick Ut/Associated Press

With donations to help those affected by the recent California wildfires arriving from around the country, trucking fleets are bracing to help deliver supplies for relief efforts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
November 20, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon, Target Waive Minimum Purchase for Free Holiday Shipping

Amazon Package Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com and Target Corp. have opened the floodgates on free shipping. Recent moves by the retailers to eliminate minimum-purchase amounts for free shipping have boosted the share of online orders that get delivered gratis, according to data from retail analytics company DynamicAction.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
November 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Fleet Management, Technology Deemed Essential for Cutting Freight Emissions

Sophie Punte Sophie Punte of the Smart Freight Centre cited better fleet management and logistics planning as key strategies for reducing freight emissions. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Global efforts to improve freight efficiency and reduce carbon emissions will require a multifaceted approach that includes not only vehicle technology, but also better fleet management and capacity utilization, experts said.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
November 19, 2018

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