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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, Logistics, Top 50

Investment Firm Regains Ownership of GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz dispatcher GlobalTranz agent by GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz Enterprises has struck a deal with Providence Equity Partners to acquire the business from The Jordan Co. in a move designed to provide additional financial support for the company’s aggressive growth strategy.

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

Industry Objects to Plan to Privatize Military Moves

Movers loading a van TT file photo

A plan to turn over responsibility for household-goods moves for military personnel to a single third-party transportation manager is running into opposition from industry leaders who say the idea is flawed and won’t rectify the problems U.S. Transportation Command said it wants to address.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
April 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Bison Transport Acquires H.O. Wolding as Canadian Firms Eye US Expansion

Bison Transport trailer on display A Bison Transport refrigerated trailer on display at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Bison Transport Inc. acquired Amherst, Wis.-based H.O. Wolding Inc., a 320-truck dry van fleet, marking a further expansion by the Winnipeg, Manitoba-based trucking firm into the United States.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Softens Position Toward Closing US-Mexico Border

Vehicles enter U.S. from Mexico at El Paso, Texas Cars and trucks line up to enter the U.S. from Mexico at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

President Donald Trump on April 4 said he will delay closing the U.S.-Mexico border for one year, just days after it was announced he would seal the southern border as early as this week.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Trucker Tools Helps 3PL Choptank Corral Tech Holdouts

Choptank representatives Choptank representatives in Preston, Md. (Choptank Transport)

Choptank, a third-party logistics service provider, says it recently incorporated a wider array of Trucker Tools, a system of applications, to more rapidly “shed” manual processes such as phone calls. Trucker Tools helps drivers and brokers track freight and bid on jobs.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
April 3, 2019
Business, Logistics

Interactive Map: Where the 2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies Are in North America

Find out where the 2019 Top 50 Logistics Companies are located by regions and by state in North America with our interactive map.

Transport Topics
April 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Does Your Business Belong on Our List of Top 100 For-Hire Companies?

Think your company deserves a spot on our prestigious 2019 For-Hire Carriers rankings?

Transport Topics
April 2, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Tolling Plan Approved for Manhattan, but Rates Remain Unclear

Traffic crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan Traffic crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently approved spending plan includes a variable tolling program that would affect travelers driving into Manhattan. Its impact on trucking is still unknown.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC Congestion Pricing Triggers Hustle for Discounts, Exemptions

New York John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Commercial truckers want out of New York City’s first-in-the-nation congestion pricing. So do advocates for the disabled, taxi drivers and swaths of the suburbs.

Bloomberg News
April 2, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Tesla Quarterly Sales Announcement Could Come With a Surprise

Tesla Odin Jaeger/Bloomberg News

Tesla Inc. will announce this week how many cars it built and sold for the quarter. It’s always a day of suspense for investors, especially after a tumultuous 2018 in which production tripled while managing to fall short of dramatic targets set by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. This time around, there could be another surprise.

Tom Randall | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2019

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