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Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

White House Eyes Emissions, Fuel Prices as Congress Finalizes Supply Chain Bill

Agenda Sens. Amy Klobuchar (left) and John Thune speak during a hearing. (Susan Walsh/Associated Press)

The Biden administration continues to pursue initiatives meant to ease the impact of fuel prices on industries as congressional leaders finalize legislation to enhance supply chain connectivity.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 21, 2022
Business, Logistics

CSX Reports Strong Q1 Earnings

CSX train Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

CSX Corp. reported first-quarter earnings April 20 that beat Wall Street analysts’ expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 21, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Trucking, Economic Experts Weigh Impact of Texas Border Bottlenecks

Truckers block the entrance into the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in Ciudad Juarez April 12 Truckers in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, block the entrance into the Santa Teresa Port of Entry in New Mexico April 12. (Omar Ornelas/The El Paso Times via Associated Press)

Financial reverberations from days’ worth of bottlenecks at the border between Texas and Mexico will be felt for months, trucking and economic experts said.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Knight-Swift Reports $1.8 Billion Revenue for Q1

Knight and Swift trucks Knight-Swift

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. posted revenue and earnings growth during the first quarter, the company reported April 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Border Inspections Lost Texas $4.2 Billion, Economist Says

Commercial trucks wait to cross the Pharr-Reynosa International bridge on April 13, 2022. Commercial trucks wait to cross the Pharr-Reynosa International bridge on April 13, 2022. (Michael Gonzalez/Getty Images via Tribune News Agency)

DALLAS — Long wait lines for trucks at the border after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered increased inspections cost Texas more than $4.2 billion in goods and services and the equivalent of 36,000 jobs, a report from Texas economist Ray Perryman said April 20.

Kyle Arnold | The Dallas Morning News
April 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon to Invest $1 Billion in Logistics, Robotics Companies

Amazon Robots sort and transport packages at the Amazon Air Hub in Hebron, Ky. (Jeffrey Dean/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. says it plans to invest $1 billion in companies developing technologies in logistics, supply chain management and safety, as the retailer seeks to keep an eye on new ideas that might aid its core business.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
April 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Private

Amazon Targets Shopify With New ‘Buy With Prime’ Service

Amazon Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com Inc. said it will let merchants sell products they list with the e-commerce giant directly from their own websites, as part of a move to blunt the momentum of fast-growing competitor Shopify Inc.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
April 21, 2022
Business, Logistics

Ports on Both Coasts Set Records in March

Port of Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles posted its best first quarter ever at 2,682,033 containers, tracking 3.5% above last year’s record. (TT file photo)

Container ports in March were operating at, or near, record levels on the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 20, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

SeaPort Manatee on Track for Record Year

DelMonte ship at Port Manatee The increase was facilitated by volume growth for Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. (SeaPort Manatee)

PALMETTO, Fla. — SeaPort Manatee appears to be on track to set a record in total cargo, surpassing its high mark of nearly 10.5 million tons set in fiscal 2021.

James A. Jones Jr. | The Bradenton (Fla.) Herald
April 20, 2022
Business, Logistics

Latest Apps Promise Fast Service, but Can They Deliver?

A worker gets ready to make a delivery on a bicycle in front of Gorillas mini-warehouse A worker gets ready to make a delivery on a bicycle in front of a Gorillas mini-warehouse in New York City April 12. (Tali Arbel/Associated Press)

Venture capitalists have poured billions into companies in the latest pandemic delivery craze: companies that promise food or toiletries in 30 minutes or less. But experts say they are unprofitable and officials in some cities are complaining about how they operate, saying it’s bad for employees and residents.

Tali Arbel | Associated Press
April 19, 2022

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