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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, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Ruckit Unveils Platform for Heavy Construction, Bulk Materials Industry

Transportation software service provider Ruckit has announced a collaborative logistics platform for bulk-materials producers, trucking companies and general contractors.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Business, Logistics

Communication Key for Warehousing Operations, Experts at WIT Conference Say

Marcie Delmar of Frozen Food Express Inc. Marcie Delmar of Frozen Food Express Inc. by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

FRISCO, Texas — Communication among drivers, transportation companies and warehouses can smooth the logistics efforts of delivering freight, according to industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Business, Logistics

TSI, Metro White Glove Partner on Logistics Platform

Two companies have partnered to develop a logistics solution for the interior design and architecture industries.

Transport Topics
November 14, 2018
Business, Logistics

Manitoulin Buys First US Company

Express Havre St-Pierre terminal and truck Express Havre St-Pierre terminal. (Express Havre St-Pierre)

Manitoulin Group of Cos., a Toronto-based transportation and logistics company, recently announced a pair of acquisitions, one marking its first foray into the U.S. market, as it continues to expand in North America.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

WIT Conference Experts Debate Solutions to Turnover, Driver Shortage

CFI's Gretchen Jackson and Lana Batts of Driver iQ Jackson (left), a senior manager for driver recruiting with CFI, and Batts, co-president of Driver iQ, led the discussion on the driver shortage and retention strategies. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

FRISCO, Texas — Reliable pay and a variety of hauling options can help retain drivers and attract new ones amid a thinning workforce, according to two industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Savannah Port Sets All-Time Container Record in October

Savannah Port Stephen B. Morton/Associated Press

The Port of Savannah continues to break records with more container cargo moved in October than ever before. Savannah handled 413,800 TEUs in October, the 24th consecutive month of year-over-year growth.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
November 14, 2018
Business, Logistics

Phoenix Logistics Opens Illinois Facility

Phoenix Logistics, an affiliate of national private commercial real estate firm Phoenix Investors, has opened a new facility in Herrin, Ill., according to a press release. To complete the move, the company has partnered with plastic containers manufacturer Pretium Packaging.

Transport Topics
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Administration to Hold Off on Car Tariffs After Trade Meeting

Cars Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration will hold off for now on imposing new tariffs on automobile imports as top officials weigh revisions to a report on the national security implications, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Jennifer Jacobs and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
November 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Opens Another Bay Area Facility

DHL neon sign Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

DHL has opened a $12 million, 39,000-square-foot service center facility in Sunnyvale, Calif., a move the company said it made to serve shipping needs of the region’s startups and global technology companies.

Transport Topics
November 14, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 12: Honoring Those Who Served Our Nation

Patriotic truck Thinkstock

Robbie Roth of FedEx Freight knows well the bonds that are created by serving in the military and working in the trucking industry.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 13, 2018