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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
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Some Chinese Ports Are Jammed Again on Food Testing

A vessel is docked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on July 12. A vessel is docked at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in Shanghai, China, on July 12. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Intensive testing of meat, seafood and other products for the coronavirus has tripled customs clearance times at some major Chinese ports, raising concerns the delays could ensnare global trade flows.

July 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says Phase 2 China Trade Deal Unlikely at This Point

Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One en route to Florida on July 10. Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn before boarding Marine One en route to virus-stricken Florida on July 10. (Shawn Thew/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said a phase two trade deal with China isn’t under consideration, saying the relationship between Washington and Beijing has deteriorated too much.

Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
July 10, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Consumer Brands Spearheads Contactless Delivery Task Force

Worker at supply chain facility CBA's Contactless Delivery Task Force will study and create contactless pickup and delivery protocols with the aim of being more efficient and reducing employee risk. (Consumer Brands Association)

A task force was launched to develop standards for reducing human contact when moving freight from Class 8 vehicles to last-mile drop-offs.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 9, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Amazon Aviation Fuel Deal Adds to Demand for Lower-Emissions Alternatives

A Boeing 737 Prime Air cargo plane sits on display in Paris, France, in June 2019. A Boeing 737 Prime Air cargo plane sits on display in Paris, France, in June 2019. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. will buy an aviation fuel blend made from used fats, oils and greases over the next 12 months as it searches for ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of its growing air cargo operations.

Benjamin Romano | The Seattle Times
July 9, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

What a Manufacturing Shift Away From China Could Mean for Trucking

Worker assembles gearboxes in China A worker assembles gearboxes at the Kofon factory in Huanggang in central China's Hubei province April 13, 2020. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

How will U.S. trucking be affected if certain businesses move out of China and into other parts of Asia or even to North America?

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Mexican President Lopez Obrador to Meet With Trump on USMCA

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's president, waves as he arrives at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 8. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's president, waves as he arrives at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on July 8. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will on July 8 hold talks with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump during a working visit aimed at marking the launch of the new North American trade agreement, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

DPA | Hamburg, Germany
July 8, 2020
Business, Logistics

World’s Supply Chain Managers Bask in Their Extended Moment

A man takes a bar of soap off a store shelf in Mumbai, India. A man takes a bar of soap off a store shelf in Mumbai, India. (Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg News)

Accustomed to crunch time and performing in a crisis, the world’s supply chain managers are having something of an extended moment in pandemic recovery mode.

Andrew Noel | Bloomberg News
July 8, 2020

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