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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.
 

Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Senate Appropriators Raise Livestock Industry’s ELD Concerns

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao “We’re very much aware of the hardship that these inflexible [HOS] rules have placed on rural and agricultural interests,” Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Federal policymakers continue to share livestock haulers' concerns over the ELD mandate. Here's your Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 1, 2019
Business, Logistics

DSV to Buy Panalpina in $4.6 Billion European Logistics Deal

Carsten Snejbjerg/Bloomberg News

DSV A/S agreed to acquire Swiss rival Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG in a deal worth $4.6 billion that will create one of the world’s largest cargo-handling and logistics companies

Bloomberg News
April 1, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

China Extends Suspension of Tariffs on US Autos

China Bloomberg News

The Chinese government said it will extend a suspension of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. autos and include the opioid fentanyl in a list of controlled substances, two steps that could generate a positive atmosphere for trade negotiations due to resume this week.

Bloomberg News
April 1, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Commodities’ Best Quarter Since 2016 May Be Tough Act to Follow

Commodities Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Commodities had their best quarter in almost three years, driven by supply concerns and optimism over demand. Investors, though, might not want to get too cocky.

Marvin G Perez and Justina Vasquez | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Factory Gauge Rises From Two-Year Low on Employment Gains

Factory Worker Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

A gauge of U.S. factories topped estimates in March, rising from a two-year low on strength in employment and orders and signaling stabilization after a rocky few months.

Jeff Kearns | Bloomberg News
April 1, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

47,000 Bridges Nationwide Are Structurally Deficient, ARTBA Analysis Finds

Arlington Memorial Bridge The Arlington Memorial Bridge, connecting Northern Virginia with Washington, D.C., is one of the notable bridges on the list. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Iowa, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma have the dubious distinction of leading the country in states with the highest number of bridges deemed structurally deficient, according to a recent analysis by the group that represents road builders.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
April 1, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

China Touts Progress With US as Both Focus on a Final Deal

China U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. (Nicolas Asfouri/Bloomberg News)

Chinese and U.S. negotiators made “new progress” in trade negotiations as both sides discussed the wording of an agreement that’s designed to resolve a bilateral trade dispute, according to Xinhua, Beijing’s official news agency.

Jeffrey Black and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York City Congestion Pricing Hits Speed Bump Over Who Gets Exemptions

New York Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News

New York lawmakers facing an April 1 deadline to approve a state budget have agreed to impose tolls upon motorists who enter midtown Manhattan, but they still must decide on politically fraught issues over who gets to be exempt.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

UAW Says GM Dismissed Concessions Before Idling Cruze Plant in Ohio

GM Shuttered General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio. (Maddie McGarvey/Bloomberg News)

Three weeks after employees at the Lordstown General Motors Co. compact car plant assembled their last Chevrolet Cruze, employees are filing into the United Auto Workers Local 1112 hall to sign up for unemployment benefits and try to figure out if they should take a transfer to another GM plant or wait it out.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019
Business, Logistics

Fiat Cuts 1,500 Jobs as Canada Plant Reduces Minivan Output

Fiat Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is cutting about 1,500 jobs at a factory in Canada that’s scaling back production due to slowing minivan sales.

Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019

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