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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, TCA

XPO Logistics to Close Maryland Warehouse

XPO Logistics An XPO Logistics warehouse (XPO)

XPO Logistics will close its 571,000 square-foot warehouse on Harford County’s Perryman peninsula in Maryland by the end of March, a company spokesperson confirmed Jan. 29.

David Anderson | The Aegis (Bel Air, Md.)
February 1, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon, Walmart Reel as India Curbs Plunge Market Into Chaos

Amazon Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com’s and Walmart Inc.’s grand plans for India were thrown into chaos Feb. 1 after the country implemented new e-commerce regulations, which could cut their growth in the market by as much as half this year.

Saritha Rai | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Truck Drivers on the Lookout for Spotted Lanternfly

spotted lanternfly Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

A troublesome tiny Asian visitor known as the spotted lanternfly is hopping from fruit trees onto trucks and railcars throughout the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania, threatening to ruin billions of dollars of agricultural commodities in the state and elsewhere.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Editorial

Editorial: Trucking Has It Down Cold

A polar vortex can slow a lot of folks down. But you can count on the trucking industry.

Transport Topics
January 31, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

Industry Groups Object to New Chassis Fees Taking Effect at Ports

Trucks arrive with containers to be loaded onto a ship at the Port of Charleston Trucks arrive with containers to be loaded onto a ship at the Port of Charleston. (South Carolina Ports Authority)

Transportation industry groups are criticizing a plan by some ocean carriers to begin seeking new administrative fees for cargo containers, known as “street turns.” The fees are set to take effect Feb. 4 and range from $30 to $75, depending on the carrier.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Cargo Chief Raises $2.5 Million in Venture Capital

Cargo Chief, which provides a carrier integration platform for 3PLs, announced it has raised more than $2.5 million, according to a Jan. 25 press release.

January 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Autonomous Trucking Still Distant

Autonomous Trucking Steve Banker (Jim Stinson/Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — The future of autonomous trucks is further down the road than people believe, but final-mile delivery by robots is closer to larger use, said Steve Banker of ARC Advisory Group, giving his assessment of future disruption at the SMC3 Jump Start conference.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Ports Shrug Off Trade Worries, Post Record Year

Port of Savannah Port of Savannah by Stephen B. Morton/AP

Georgia’s seaports shook off fears of global trade tensions and the early days of the partial government shutdown to post another record year of freight traffic in calendar year 2018, a sign the economy remains sound despite recent turmoil.

J. Scott Trubey | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Fleets Prepare Drivers for Extreme Cold

Bank sign showing -16 degrees An electronic sign in Moorhead, Minn., shows the temperature. (Bruce Crummy/AP)

Trucking groups prepared their drivers with tips on operations and safety as a polar vortex gripped the Midwest, delivering extremely cold temperatures and harsh wind chills.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Houston Trucking, Shipping Companies Decry Proposal to Limit Biggest Vessels

Port of Houston Port of Houston

Representatives for container shipping companies and trucking companies pushed back against a proposal to restrict the number of 1,100-foot-plus container vessels that call on Houston, saying this would hurt the entire shipping and logistics supply chain.

Andrea Leinfelder | Houston Chronicle
January 30, 2019