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USPS: Election Is at Risk Over Conflicting Injunctions

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a hearing on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP) Postmaster General Louis DeJoy speaks during a House Oversight and REform Committee hearing on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

The delivery of election mail could be disrupted by operational changes arising from competing national court orders, the U.S. Postal Service warned.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2020
Business, Logistics

Shippers, Retailers Work to Spread Out Holiday Surge Season to Ease Capacity Constraint

holiday sorting Insiders believe if peak season moves up, return season may begin in early January. (Andrew Harrer/ Bloomberg News)

COVID-19 has accelerated the transformation to e-commerce, and significant growth in e-commerce sales is creating capacity concerns. Retailers are expected to move up holiday promotions to help spread out the peak shipping season.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 6, 2020
Business, Logistics

Carriers Prepare for Increasing Surge to Supply Chain in E-Commerce Push

FedEx warehouse As the peak season preparation begins, fleets such as FedEx have been seeing peaklike level volumes since March. (FedEx)

E-commerce is expected to continue to grow throughout the holiday season, placing added strain on the supply chain and increasing demand for final-mile deliveries.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
October 6, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Port of Rotterdam Pilot Uses AI Microgrid to Trade Renewables

Container ships sit docked at the Port of Rotterdam on Sept. 21. Container ships sit docked at the Port of Rotterdam on Sept. 21. (Peter Boer/Bloomberg News)

The Port of Rotterdam is testing technology to manage and trade renewable energy consumption, finding the effort has already made a significant cost savings.

Ronan Martin | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2020
Logistics

Building a Safety Culture

Fleetworthy Solutions

Every fleet should be striving for a “safety-first” mindset. Did you know there are some basic steps to get started? This guide covers several high-level topics and best practices to focus on when ensuring your fleet is a safe fleet.

October 5, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Marks App Milestone

XPO Connect XPO Connect by XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. announced that demand for its XPO Connect digital freight marketplace has reached two global milestones — more than 200,000 downloads of the Drive XPO mobile app and over 65,000 carriers registered on the platform.

October 5, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Shipping Industry Hit With Second Cyberattack in Week

Hacking activity was reported for the second time in a week at a global shipping operation. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

The global shipping industry sustained a second cyberattack within a week that’s raising concern about disruptions to supply chains already straining to move goods heading into the usual peak season for consumer demand.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Locomation, Wilson Logistics Partner to Deploy Autonomous Technology

Locomation-Wilson Trucks at Wilson's Portland, Ore., facility. (Locomation/Wilson Logistics)

Locomation announced it will equip a minimum of 1,120 trucks operated by Wilson Logistics so pairs can be deployed in what the technology company calls an autonomous relay convoy — describing it as the first fleet purchase order for autonomous technology.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
October 1, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

Trucking Approaches Holiday Shipping Season ‘Unlike Any Seen Before’

packages at door with wreath TriggerPhoto/Getty Images

An exceptionally busy holiday shipping season appears to be on the horizon, and with it comes concerns about capacity.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Coronavirus Accelerates Logistics Sector Innovations

DHL Logistics Trend Radar Innovation Center DHL Logistics Trend Radar Innovation Center (Deutsche Post DHL Group)

The DHL Logistics Trend Radar report looked at trends that could reshape logistics in the future, and are particularly focused on technology.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2020

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