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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, Fuel, Logistics

US Crude Production to Beat EIA’s Outlook by 23 Years

Crude Oil Angus Mordant/Bloomberg News

A year ago, the U.S. government envisioned American crude production averaging 11.95 million barrels a day in 2042. Shale drillers are set to exceed that this year.

David Marino and Stephen Cunningham | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2019
Business, Logistics

China’s Car Slowdown Begins to Bite as Hyundai Lays Off Workers

Hyundai Logo SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News

As China’s car industry loses its shine, automakers are starting to buckle up for the downward slope with Hyundai Motor Co. announcing it is letting workers go and is reviewing production plans in the world’s biggest market.

Sohee Kim | Bloomberg News
January 25, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Express Agrees to Buy International Business From Israeli Firm

FedEx Express van John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FedEx Express is acquiring the international express delivery business of Flying Cargo Group, a company based in Israel that has been a service partner with FedEx since 1990, company officials announced Jan. 15.

January 25, 2019
Business, Logistics

U.S. Xpress Moves to Divest U.S.-Mexico Trucking Operations

A U.S. Xpress Enterprises truck on a highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

U.S. Xpress Enterprises has decided to cut back on its cross-border trucking operations, agreeing to sell its terminal in Laredo, Texas, along with 700 dry van trailers and divest its ownership of Xpress Internacional, a company based in Mexico that U.S. Xpress has operated since 2007.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 24, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Government Shutdown Strains Emerge in US Air Travel System

Atlanta Airport A line of people wait in the security line at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. (Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg News)

The strain of a 34-day partial government shutdown is weighing on the nation’s air-travel system, both the federal workers who make it go and the airlines that depend on them. Air traffic controllers and airport security agents continued to work without pay — they will miss a second biweekly paycheck Jan. 25 — but high absentee rates raise the threat of long airport lines, or worse.

David Koenig | Associated Press
January 24, 2019
Business, Logistics

Union Pacific, CSX, Reflect Solid Economic Growth

Union Pacific Train Union Pacific Train (Nati Harnik/Associated Press)

OMAHA, Neb. — The economy appears strong to the major freight railroads that haul the products and raw materials companies rely on, but the lingering trade disputes could derail business if they continue.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
January 24, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Railcar Loads for Canadian Oil Hit Record Amid Pipeline Bottleneck

Railroad tracks James MacDonald/Bloomberg News

Heavy Canadian crude isn’t getting cheaper, but that hasn’t stopped companies from splurging on costly rail shipments.

Robert Tuttle | Bloomberg News
January 24, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Mayors, Ambassadors Discuss Advancing NAFTA Replacement Deal

Bonnie Crombie, mayor of Mississauga, Ontario Bonnie Crombie, mayor of Mississauga, Ontario, says 20 million Canadians visit the U.S. annually. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Officials representing the United States, Canada and Mexico expressed support for advancing the treaty that is meant to serve as a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2019
Business, Logistics

Cloverleaf Cold Storage Enters Agreement to Merge with Zero Mountain

Zero Mountain trailer at a loading dock Zero Mountain

Cold storage warehousing company Cloverleaf Cold Storage has entered into an agreement to merge with Zero Mountain Inc., a cold storage warehousing and transportation company serving customers in Arkansas, according to a Jan. 7 press release.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
January 22, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

UPS Expands Keyless Apartment-Building Entry That Started in NYC

UPS Worker Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

United Parcel Service Inc. is expanding a keyless-entry system for package deliveries at apartment buildings after a successful test in New York and San Francisco.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
January 22, 2019