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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, Logistics

$100 Million Maryland Grant to Fund I-81 Lane Expansion

Construction will move forward to ease congestion in western Maryland and improve regional freight transportation along Interstate 81 after Gov. Larry Hogan awarded the project a $100 million grant.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2023

Daily Briefings from Transport Topics

Transport Topics has partnered with Spoken Layer to make one-minute daily briefings available on all your smart devices. Simply say “Alexa, play Transport Topics” or “Okay Google, talk to Transport Topics” to get the day’s biggest trucking headlines.

Business, Technology, Logistics

CES Attendees Focus on Customer Meetings, Transportation Technology Partnerships

LAS VEGAS — CES 2023 served as a prime opportunity for transportation businesses to meet with their customers and for industry and government officials alike to explore potential partnerships and spark innovation.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 8, 2023
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Ryder Spotlights Investments in E-Commerce at CES

LAS VEGAS — While many of the exhibits at CES 2023 focused on next-level vehicle technologies, some other companies highlighted their efforts to enhance supply chains in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and meet the ever-increasing demand for home delivery of products ordered online.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
January 8, 2023
Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Announces Deals for Distribution Facility, Plant Expansion

Virginia has unveiled a new economic development plan, boosted by the capture of a $61.6 million deal to establish an East Coast distribution facility and a $9 million plant expansion near two freight corridors.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
January 6, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Services Gauge Shrinks Unexpectedly in Worst Slide Since 2020

A U.S. services gauge unexpectedly shrank at the end of 2022, with steep declines in measures of business activity and orders that, if sustained, risk heightening concerns about the demand outlook.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
January 6, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Proposes Financial Security Requirements for Freight Forwarders

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a proposed rule that establishes financial security requirements for freight forwarders, taking further action on legislation that stretches back more than a decade.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2023
Business, Logistics, Private

Amazon to Slash More Than 18,000 Jobs in Escalation of Cuts

Amazon.com Inc. is laying off more than 18,000 employees — the biggest reduction in its history — in the latest sign that a tech-industry slump is deepening.

January 5, 2023
Government, Safety, Logistics

FHWA Announces $2.1 Billion for Four Large Bridge Projects

President Joe Biden on Jan. 4 visited the worn-out Brent Spence Bridge in Kentucky as part of the administration’s renewed push to highlight the bipartisan infrastructure law.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 5, 2023
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Biden, McConnell Announce $1.4 Billion Brent Spence Bridge Grant

Efforts to improve the Brent Spence Bridge in northern Kentucky took a step forward on Jan. 4 when President Joe Biden announced a nearly $1.4 billion grant toward the Brent Spence Bridge project.

Christopher Leach | Lexington Herald-Leader
January 4, 2023
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Manufacturing Contracts in December for Second Straight Month

U.S. manufacturing activity contracted for a second month in December, capping the steepest annual slide in the key factory gauge since 2008 and helping to further tame price pressures.

Reade Pickert | Bloomberg News
January 4, 2023