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Orchestrating the Supply Chain

Flatbed truck carrying lumber. A flatbed truck carries lumber. (TT File Photo)

An increasingly constrained freight market is ratcheting up the pressure on shippers to improve the performance of their supply chains and make better use of the limited hauling capacity of their own private fleets and for-hire carriers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 20, 2018
Business, Logistics

Love’s New Oregon Site to Have 72 Truck Parking Spaces

Love's Travel Stop Love's Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops opened a facility in Millersburg, Ore., off Interstate 5.

Transport Topics
August 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Pennsylvania Borough Could Be New Home for $7.5 Million, 80-Bay Trucking Facility

R+L Carriers truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

JERMYN, Pa. ­— The borough could be the new home of a $7.5 million, 80-bay trucking facility for R+L Carriers.

Frank Wilkes Lesnefsky | The (Scranton, Pa.) Times-Tribune
August 17, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Volvo May Be About to Surprise Its Investors, but in a Good Way

Volvo truck Volvo VNL by Volvo Trucks

Volvo AB, the world’s second-biggest maker of trucks, is about to increase its market value by about a fifth, if analyst estimates are to be believed.

Niclas Rolander and Niklas Magnusson | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Nation’s Largest Ports Report Record TEU Volume Levels Ahead of Tariffs

Port of Los Angeles Cranes load and unload shipping containers as trucks cross the Vincent Thomas Bridge at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Business is booming at many of the nation’s largest ports, fueled by a strong U.S. economy and, according to experts, a rush to import and export goods before the Trump administration’s tariffs take hold on products from China and other nations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Replay: LiveOnWeb's 'Orchestrating the Supply Chain'

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

What are shippers doing to orchestrate the supply chain? How are they tackling capacity, service, visibility and control? That's the focus of our Aug. 22 LiveOnWeb program, "Orchestrating the Supply Chain." Watch the replay.

Transport Topics
August 15, 2018
Business, Logistics

NACPC Gets Approval to Run Chassis Pool at Georgia, South Carolina Ports

NACPC Port of Savannah, Ga. (Tom Driggers/Flickr)

Chassis pool operations at ports in Georgia and South Carolina will shift later this year to a new entity created by the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative, and equipment at the facilities will be expanded and undergo a series of improvements, the group said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 15, 2018
Safety, Logistics

Italy Bridge Collapse Witness Tells of Truck’s Escape

Green truck on edge of collapsed Morandi Bridge A green truck stopped just short of the edge of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy. (Antonio Calanni/AP)

ROME — A witness to the deadly Genoa highway bridge collapse has provided a dramatic account to Italian television SKY TG24, including a description of how a green truck stopped just short of the abyss.

Associated Press
August 15, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Ford to Spend $740 Million as Part of Detroit Train Station Project

Michigan Central train station Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford (left) and CEO James Hackett pose outside the Michigan Central train depot on June 19 in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/AP)

Ford Motor Co. will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, the company said Aug. 14.

Cindy Burton | Detroit Free Press
August 15, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Universal Logistics Purchases Southern Counties Express for $65 Million

Universal Logistics truck Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. is expanding its intermodal business, announcing Aug. 10 it is acquiring Compton, Calif.-based Southern Counties Express Inc. for $65 million.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 14, 2018