Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: Combating Congested Interstates Through Blockchain

Blockchain could serve as the much-needed replacement for the industry's legacy electronic data interchange system, updating supply chain logistics for the digital and big-data age and tackling the nation’s congestion problems in the process.

Rick Burnett | CEO, LaneAxis
October 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Booming Freight Market Creates Ideal Time to Raise Rates, Driver Pay, McLeod CEO Says

Tom McLeod Tom McLeod outlines McLeod Software’s development philosophy and product plans at the company’s annual user conference. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the freight market booming and truck capacity constrained, now is an ideal time for fleets to fine-tune their freight networks, push for higher rates and increase driver pay, McLeod Software CEO Tom McLeod says.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 1: T&I Chairmanship and the Elephants in the Room

Reps. Sam Graves (left) and Jeff Denham Republican Reps. Sam Graves of Missouri (left) and Jeff Denham of California. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

The two Republicans vying for the chairmanship of the transportation panel in the House say they will make it a priority to craft legislation aimed at rebuilding the country’s roads and bridges. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Old Dominion Accelerates Network Expansion

Old Dominion Freight Lines truck Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. announced it has upgraded six service centers as it continues to expand its network of 233 locations.

Transport Topics
September 28, 2018
Business, Logistics

DHL Global Forwarding Launches Customs Connection

Neon DHL sign at night Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

DHL Global Forwarding announced Sept. 18 it is launching Customs Connection, a one-stop shop for all customs processes, according to the company.

Transport Topics
September 26, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

XPO Logistics Expands Driver Training Program

XPO Logistics truck on city street XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. is joining the growing ranks of trucking and logistical companies offering its employees some kind of educational benefit to combat the nationwide shortage of truck drivers and technicians.The Greenwich, Conn.-based carrier announced on Sept. 25 it is starting “The Drive for Success,” a new national scholarship program for professional driver trainees.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Supply Chain Partners Focus on Efficiency to Improve Capacity

Supply Chain Gross (left), Vieth, Frazier, Shook and Burton discuss capacity at the Intermodal Expo. (Mindy Long)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — High freight levels, decreased productivity and the driver shortage have contributed to tightened capacity, and carriers and intermodal providers said they are focusing on efficiency to meet supply chain demands.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 25, 2018
Business, Logistics

Brokerage Within Intermodal Faces Added Complexity

Freight broker panel at IANA Sanderson (left) and Menzel during the panel discussion on brokerage within intermodal. (Mindy Long)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Brokerage and the spot market have been playing an increasingly important role in freight transportation, but freight brokerage in intermodal has added complexities that increase the need for strong communication and greater visibility.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia Ports Authority Targets Container Capacity, Replacing Talmadge Bridge

Talmadge Memorial Bridge Talmadge Memorial Bridge across the Savannah River. (Sally Hale/AP)

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch plans to double the container capacity of the Garden City Terminal and possibly replace the Talmadge Memorial Bridge that spans the Savannah River.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
September 21, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Intermodal, 3PL Outlook Remains Strong

A container is loaded onto a Road One truck RoadOne

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal and third-party logistics industries are experiencing growth that is running parallel to the strength of the economy.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 20, 2018