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Government, Business, Logistics

Unions Blast Rail Move to Delay Shipments Before Deadline

CSX train CSX, Union Pacific, BNSF, Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern and other railroads are involved in the talks. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

OMAHA, Neb. — The heads of the nation’s two largest rail unions said Sept. 11 that the freight railroads’ move to begin delaying some shipments ahead of this week’s looming strike deadline is only an attempt to get shippers to increase the pressure on Congress to intervene and block a work stoppage by imposing a contract on workers.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
September 12, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Pressure Mounting to Settle Railroads’ Labor Dispute

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With a Sept. 16 deadline looming, pressure is mounting on the nation’s major freight railroads and the unions to reach an agreement and avoid a potentially crippling strike or lockout.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Connected Workflows Can Lead to a Higher Level of Operational Fitness

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Trucking and logistics firms can have connected workflows at the enterprise level by using modern TMS platforms with cloud-based infrastructure.

Matt Cartwright | CEO, Magnus Technologies
September 9, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics

Mapping the Journey to Cloud Computing

Jennifer Lin and Scott Guthrie Trimble's Jennifer Lin (left) and Microsoft's Scott Guthrie discuss cloud-migration strategies during Trimble Transportation’s technology conference and expo in Orlando, Fla. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

For com­panies that have imple­mented on-premise software systems to run mission-­critical business processes, it’s not always so simple to take advantage of the benefits of modern cloud architecture.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
September 9, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

White House Port Envoy Visits Port of Oakland to Discuss Cargo Downturn

Cosco Shipping containership at Port of Oakland A Cosco Shipping container vessel at the Port of Oakland. The facility recorded a 28% year-over-year decline in cargo in July. (Ben Margo/Associated Press)

The White House port and supply chain envoy met with Port of Oakland officials Aug. 29 at the California complex to discuss the facility's ongoing supply chain issues.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 9, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Wants Input on Extending Its COVID Emergency Declaration

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is seeking public comment on whether the safety and supply chain benefits of its COVID-19 national emergency declaration merit extending the current declaration after it expires Oct. 15.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 8, 2022
Business, Logistics

Freight Brokers Poised to See Gross-Margin Expansion

Truckstop.com building A survey released Aug. 31 by Truckstop.com and Bloomberg Intelligence found 52% of brokers expect spot rates to remain flat or move down over the next six months. (Truckstop.com)

Stable spot rates coupled with rising contractual rates could help drive gross-margin expansion for freight brokers, according to experts.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2022
Business, Logistics

XPO Spinoff RXO Announces More Leadership Appointments

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Longtime financial executive Jamie Harris will join XPO Logistics Inc.’s soon-to-be spun off brokered transportation platform, RXO, on Sept. 26 as chief financial officer.

September 7, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, TCA

UPS to Hire 100,000 Seasonal Workers Ahead of Holidays

UPS sign UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. is staffing up for the holiday shipping season by hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers — a daunting challenge amid widespread labor shortages.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 7, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Port of Savannah Reports Strong July Results Amid Expansion

Georgia Activity at the Port of Savannah. (Georgia Port Authority)

Georgia’s Port of Savannah is on a roll. The facility, less than 20 miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean on the Savannah River, is in the midst of a burst of construction, improving the facility for trucks, rail and cargo ships, and propelling the port complex to the top tier.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2022