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First Hiccups Seen in US Push to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine by Bloomberg News A member of the U.S. Navy prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Naval Medical Center San Diego in San Diego, on Dec. 15, 2020. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

The first hiccups in the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine in the U.S. included a holdup in delivering 3,900 shots to two states and the announcement that Pfizer Inc. would deliver almost a million fewer doses next week than are set to ship this week.

December 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Drones Could Help Bridge the Economic, Social Divides for Vaccine Distribution

Drone in the air Drones could be used to get the COVID-19 vaccines to remote and impoverished areas off Florida's coast. (Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg News)

The challenge of ensuring equitable distribution of the coronavirus vaccine is one of global scale, and the city of Miami provides a backdrop for the social and economic divides that the medical community must overcome.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
December 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Trucks Carry First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Hospitals Across the US

UPS truck leaves Pfizer A UPS truck loaded with COVID-19 vaccine leaves the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant on Dec. 13. (Morry Gash/Pool/Associated Press)

As the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine begin to ship, trucking experts on the ground level of the distribution effort said the logistical elements are in place for a successful rollout of an estimated 50 million doses of the vaccine between now and the end of January.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Federal Maritime Commission Worries About Delays at Ports

Port of New York Port Jersey Marine Terminal in 2018 by Craig Warga/Bloomberg News

The leadership of the Federal Maritime Commission says it is becoming worried that ocean carriers may be assessing unfair detention and demurrage charges at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., as well as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 14, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx Trucks Begin Vaccine Shipments

A UPS truck loaded with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine A UPS truck loaded with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine leaves the Pfizer Global Supply Kalamazoo manufacturing plant in Portage, Mich., Dec. 13, 2020. (Morry Gash, Pool/Associated Press)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States headed Dec. 13 from Michigan to distribution centers across the country, with the first shots expected to be given in the coming week to health care workers and at nursing homes.

December 13, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Mullen Group Adapts 2021 Business Plan to COVID Expectations

Mullen Group truck Mullen Group

Mullen Group is pursuing a business plan for next year that covers several key goals and budgets based on the coronavirus remaining an issue, the company detailed Dec. 9.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

US Trucking, Logistics Sectors Ready to Mobilize for Vaccine Distribution

Vaccine A medical worker draws the COVID-19 vaccine from a vial at a vaccination center in Cardiff, U.K. (Ben Birchall/PA Wire/Bloomberg News)

For the trucking and logistics industry, the challenges of COVID-19 vaccine distribution are just beginning. Hundreds of millions of doses will need to be shipped around the world and in the United States, and the process is just now getting underway.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 10, 2020
Business, Logistics

Warehouses Lure More Cash Than Offices in Pandemic-Fueled Flip

Packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon warehouse facility in Goodyear, Ariz. Packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon warehouse facility in Goodyear, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/Associated Press)

Warehouses are the hottest corner of commercial real estate — maybe too hot.

John Gittelsohn | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Report Covers Critical Issues for State Leaders Ahead of Vaccine Distribution

Nurse holding syringe A pharmacist holds a syringe in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be loaded into syringes at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

Governors should assess their capacity for transportation and address logistical issues as early as possible as they brace for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, according to the National Governors Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Minnesota DOT Awards $61 Million for Freight Network Projects

I-494 in Minnesota I-494 in Bloomington, Minn. (Greg Gjerdingen via Wikimedia Commons)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation recently awarded $61 million for projects meant to improve the state’s freight transportation network.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2020

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