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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, Safety, Logistics

STB Modifies Performance Requirements for Class I Railroads

Changes are being made in a nearly 2-year-old federal government requirement regarding performance levels at four Class I freight railroads.

February 6, 2024

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Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Global Freight, TCA

Cincinnati Airport Deploys Autonomous Baggage Handling EVs

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is using devices known as Auto-DollyTugs, electric autonomous vehicles complete with “robotic arms,” to handle baggage and cargo.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
February 6, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Uber Freight Unveils Pilot for New Scheduling API

Uber Freight is piloting a new scheduling application programming interface that aims to foster seamless communication across its network, the company announced Feb. 5.

February 5, 2024
Government, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Railroads Challenging New Ohio Minimum Staffing Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge could soon rule on an industry challenge of a state railroad safety law passed in the wake of the East Palestine, Ohio, derailment in 2023.

Jake Zuckerman | cleveland.com
February 5, 2024
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

San Diego Freight Trains Keep Running Despite Landslide Risk

Freight trains, unlike passenger trains, have resumed running across the tracks beneath a San Clemente, Calif., landslide that continues to threaten San Diego County’s only rail link with the rest of the United States.

Phil Diehl | The San Diego Union-Tribune
February 5, 2024
Business, Technology, Logistics, Global Freight

Amazon Beats Revenue and Profit Expectations for Q4

Amazon on Feb. 1 reported better-than-expected revenue and profits for the fourth quarter, driven by strong consumer spending during the holiday shopping season.

Haleluya Hadero | Associated Press
February 2, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Schneider Reports 12% Revenue Decline for Q4

Schneider National experienced a year-over-year decline in profits as well as revenue during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company reported Feb. 1.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2024
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Landstar Reports 28% Revenue Decline for Q4

Landstar System Inc. posted declines in net income and revenue during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company reported Jan. 31.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2024
Business, Logistics

LTL Carrier Roadrunner Announces Service Expansion

Less-than truckload carrier Roadrunner on Jan. 31 announced a significant expansion of its network with plans to add new lanes.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
February 1, 2024
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Trucking Engaged in Tech Arms Race Against Cargo Criminals

The trucking industry has become embroiled in a technological arms race as the threat of cargo thefts rapidly rises and evolves.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2024