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June Tonnage Dips 1.3% Year-Over-Year

Trucks on highway Year-to-date, tonnage is down 2.4% compared with the first half of 2019, according to ATA. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Truck tonnage in June declined 1.3% when compared with year-ago levels, but on a monthly basis surged 8.7% above May.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 21, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Ford, VW Electric Models May Be Delayed by Trade-Secret Fight

The Volkswagen logo sits on an alloy wheel on an automobile in Geneva, Switzerland. The Volkswagen logo sits on an alloy wheel on an automobile in Geneva, Switzerland. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG warned a swirling legal dispute between two South Korean battery suppliers could threaten their plans to start producing electric vehicles in the U.S.

July 21, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

COVID-19 Continues to Damage Business at Nation’s Ports on Both Coasts

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The COVID-19 pandemic and Trump administration trade policies with China will result in at least a 15% drop in cargo this year at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest seaport.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
July 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Reports $121.7 Million in Net Earnings

J.B. Hunt truck on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported that second-quarter profits and revenue declined versus year-ago levels.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

More Fleets Are Going Green at Their Facilities

Worker on forklift in Veritable Vegetable warehouse Veritable Vegetable has two warehouses built to LEED Green building standards and installed 560 solar roof panels offsetting 33% of its electricity needs for one warehouse. (Veritable Vegetable)

A growing number of transportation and logistics providers are cutting costs and going green with energy-efficient truck terminals and warehouses.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Barr Says US Overly Reliant on Chinese Goods, Services

Attorney General William Barr participates in an Oval Office briefing on July 15. Attorney General William Barr participates in an Oval Office briefing on July 15. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

The United States has become overly reliant on Chinese goods and services, including face masks, medical gowns and other protective equipment designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus, Attorney General William Barr said July 16.

Eric Tucker | Associated Press
July 16, 2020
Business, Logistics

Americans Take Up New Eating Habits, Forcing Farms to Raze Crops

A worker rides a tractor while spraying organic pesticide on crops at a farm in Hudson, N.Y. A worker rides a tractor while spraying organic pesticide on crops at a farm in Hudson, N.Y. on May 18. (Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News)

Americans have rapidly changed the ways they buy, cook and eat food in just four months, leaving everyone from farmers to restaurants unable to match their pivot.

July 16, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson, Microsoft Forge Alliance to Enhance Supply Chain Monitoring

C.H. Robinson sign C.H. Robinson Worldwide

C.H. Robinson and Microsoft Corp. have aligned with the goal of digitally transforming supply chains to improve monitoring, the logistics company announced July 14.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

FMCSA to Analyze Safety Practices for Small Delivery Trucks, Vans

Rows of Amazon Prime delivery vans on a parking lot Rows of Amazon Prime delivery vans are stored in lots in Cranberry Township, Pa. Amazon Fresh customers can get free grocery delivery with an Amazon Prime membership. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Federal trucking regulators are seeking information on the safety operations of small commercial trucks and vans making deliveries for online retailers and grocery stores that seem to be increasing in number in recent months, but staying mostly under the regulatory radar.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 13, 2020
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Expands LTL Footprint in Georgia

Forward Air A Forward Air truck on the road. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Forward Air Corp. will now offer less-than-truckload services in Savannah, Ga., the company announced July 13.

July 13, 2020

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