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Bottlenecks Wear Down World Economy’s Fleet of Containerships

Gantry cranes sit idle at a container terminal in Long Beach, Calif. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News) Gantry cranes sit idle at a container terminal in Long Beach, Calif. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Container shipping, the backbone of the global trading system, is showing signs of fatigue as the pandemic descends into its darkest days.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

FMCSA Continues Waivers for Expired CDLs, Medical Certifications

DMV building KatSnowden/Getty Images

As part of its continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a waiver offering regulatory relief to commercial driver license and commercial learner permit holders.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Maersk Warns of Africa Piracy Risk After Cargo Ship Attacked

An A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S shipping container sits aboard a ship in Felixstowe, U.K., in March 2019. An A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S shipping container sits aboard a ship in Felixstowe, U.K., in March 2019. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

A containership owned by A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S was attacked off the West African coast, prompting the company to warn of a rising risk from piracy in the area.

Verity Ratcliffe | Bloomberg News
December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

UK Freight Firms Turn to Planes as Brexit Triggers Truck Jams

Trucks wait at the check-in for the channel tunnel in Folkestone, U.K. Trucks wait at the check-in for the channel tunnel in Folkestone, U.K. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Logistics companies including DB Schenker and DSV Panalpina A/S have begun chartering planes to keep U.K. factories supplied with components and avoid snarls in road and sea transport caused by Brexit.

December 21, 2020
Business, Logistics

Trucking Faces Transitional Year in 2021

Driver with packages Online ordering will become a permanent habit for many. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)

Trucking is entering a year of change as the industry confronts a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic and adjusts to new practices.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

CDC Panel Includes Transportation Workers on 'Essential' List for Vaccine Priority

CDC slide delineating "frontline" essential workers from essential workers A CDC slide shows the breakdown between groups 1b (frontline essential workers) who would receive vaccines next, and 1c (essential workers), which would include transportation and logistics workers. (CDC.gov)

A federal advisory panel recommends that the next round of coronavirus vaccines be given to teachers, first responders, correction officers and grocery store employees, along with people 75 and over. Truckers and other transportation workers would fall into a group behind that group.

Dave Altimari | Hartford Courant
December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Moderna Vaccine Distribution Begins Via FedEx, UPS

FedEx truck carrying Moderna vaccine A FedEx truck loaded with boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine leaves the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss., Dec. 20. (Paul Sancya, Pool/Associated Press)

Initial shipments of the second COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the U.S. left a distribution center Dec. 20, a desperately needed boost as the nation works to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control.

December 20, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Trucks Key to Movement of Agricultural Products, USDA Report Finds

Truck carrying grain Andrei Stanescu/Getty Images

The trucking industry is central to the country’s agriculture sector as trucks transport a significant majority of agricultural freight by tonnage, according to a report published this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Year in Review: COVID-19, Infrastructure, Regulations Dominate 2020

Truckers Drivers stand with ATA President Chris Spear (third from left), Trump and DOT chief Elaine Chao (right) during a celebration of truckers. (Jeremy Kirkpatrick/American Trucking Associations)

The memory of 2020 will be forever linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Year in Review: Trucking Emerges Strong After Challenging 2020

Pfizer vaccines loaded on truck Boxes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are loaded onto a truck for shipping at the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich., on Dec. 13. (Morry Gash, Pool/AP)

Trucking emerged from one of the most challenging years on record strong and battle-tested, as robust freight demand propelled by soaring demand for consumer goods amid the coronavirus pandemic boosted spot rates and lifted financial results for many publicly traded fleets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 18, 2020

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