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Samsara Improves Integration With LoadMaster

Samsara has further integrated its fleet management software with LoadMaster Enterprise, the trucking technology company announced Feb. 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 3, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Factories Brace for Virus Blow Just as Demand Starts to Pick Up

(Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News) (Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg News)

The slow improvement in global manufacturing could be about to take a pause — or worse — as firms brace for supply-chain disruptions and a blow to demand from the spread of the coronavirus.

February 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Ryder Expands Truck-Sharing Program COOP

Ryder Ryder System Inc.

Ryder System Inc. will expand its ride-sharing program for trucks to meet growing demand, the Miami-based company announced Feb. 3.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Acquires RPM Consolidated Services

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corp. acquired full-service logistics and warehousing provider RPM Consolidated Services Inc., the Danbury, Conn.-based company announced Jan. 30.

January 31, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

USA Truck Reports Q4 Loss, Cuts Nondriver Staff by 8%

USA Truck on road John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Van Buren, Ark.-based truckload carrier USA Truck says in the fourth quarter it reduced its nondriver staff by 8% as the company reported a quarterly loss of $4.8 million or 56 cents per share, compared with net income of $5.3 million or 64 cents per share for the same period last year.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 31, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Offers New Jobs to Employees in Pinnacle's 1,600-Person Layoff

A jet plane takes off from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in November 2019. A jet plane takes off from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport in November 2019. (Joshua McKerrow/Capital Gazette)

An aviation and trucking company that operates out of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport will lay off more than 1,600 people this spring, and Amazon has offered all hourly employees jobs at the same location.

Olivia Sanchez | The Capital (Annapolis, Md.)
January 31, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Georgia Legislative Panel Recommends $121.5 Billion Freight Spend

Pedestrians watch as a cargo ship and tug boat make their way into the Port of Savannah in 2015. Pedestrians watch as a cargo ship and tug boat make their way into the Port of Savannah in 2015. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

Georgia should spend up to $121.5 billion more over 30 years to improve the movement of freight across the state, a legislative panel has recommended.

David Wickert | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 31, 2020
Business, Logistics

Ex-Celadon CEO Paul Svindland Gets Same Post at STG Logistics

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STG Logistics has hired Paul Svindland as CEO, the Chicago-based company announced Jan. 28.

January 30, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon to Make New Staten Island Warehouse a Delivery Station

Amazon Logo (Mark Lennihan/Associated Press)

Amazon says a new 450,000-square-foot warehouse leased in Bloomfield will be used as a delivery station that will help speed up deliveries to local residents.

Tracey Porpora | Staten Island Advance
January 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS-Waymo Partnership to Start in Near Future

UPS-Waymo partnership beginning soon The partnership will feature Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacificas shuttling packages from The UPS Store locations in Phoenix to a local UPS sorting facility for processing. (UPS Inc.)

UPS and Waymo announced Jan. 29 a pilot program for autonomous vehicle package pickup in Phoenix.

January 30, 2020

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