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UPS Appoints Nicole Clifton President of Social Impact, UPS Foundation

Nicole Clifton, UPS Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. appointed Nicole Clifton as president of Social Impact and The UPS Foundation, effective Nov. 1.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DeJoy Tells Judge Mail-Sorting Machines Can’t Be Reassembled

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy listens during a House committee hearing on Aug. 24. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy listens during a House committee hearing on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Bloomberg News)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told a judge the U.S. Postal Service can’t reassemble the hundreds of high speed mail-sorting machines that were taken apart this year, a project that more than a dozen states allege was intended to undermine the upcoming election.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Purge of Chinese Technologies Confusing, Rushed, Costly, Trucking Groups Say

Huawei store in China A woman walks outside a Huawei store in Beijing on Aug. 5, 2020. The rule targets five Chinese companies: Huawei, ZTE Corp., Hytera, Hikvision and Dahua Technology. (Ng Han Guan/Associated Press)

Trucking industry groups said the rule requiring carriers to locate and purge technology made by five Chinese companies is confusing and doesn't give them time to complete their searches.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Study Outlines Current, Future 3PL Trends

Truck at AFS Intermodal terminal AFS Intermodal

Third-party logistics companies are facing a changing environment and an evolving relationship with shippers, according to a new study.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Shippers Might Pay More for Cargo in 2021, C.H. Robinson Says

C.H. Robinson's CEO Bob Biesterfeld said air-freight capacity remains constrained. C.H. Robinson's CEO Bob Biesterfeld said air-freight capacity remains constrained. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Shippers probably will pay more for freight heading into 2021 after the pandemic lockdown drove many small truckers out of business and cargo demand rebounds faster than the economy, C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. CEO Bob Biesterfeld said.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Show Signs of Recovery as Imports Surge

CMA CGM Brazil CMA CGM Brazil, among the largest ships to ever call at the U.S. East Coast, sails upriver to the Port of Savannah Garden City Terminal on Sept. 18. (Stephen B. Morton/Georgia Ports Authority)

The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest seaport, hit an all-time record in August, processing 12% more volume that totaled 961,833 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs).

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Tonnage Declines 8.9% Year-Over-Year in August

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in August declined a seasonally adjusted 8.9% when compared with year-ago levels, marking the fifth consecutive year-over-year decline, American Trucking Associations said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Walmart Expands Drone Program With COVID-19 Test-Kit Delivery

Walmart recently has ramped up its drone delivery efforts. Walmart recently has ramped up its drone delivery efforts. (Walmart Inc.)

Walmart Inc. will test using drones to drop COVID-19 diagnostic kits at customers’ homes, the retailer’s latest move in the pandemic-fueled arena of contactless deliveries.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart Aims to Eliminate Emissions From Its Fleet by 2040

Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from its truck fleet by 2040. Walmart is committing to cutting emissions from its truck fleet by 2040. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. on Sept. 21 outlined its goals to achieve zero-emission operations, which include fully converting its fleet to electric trucks.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

FedEx Seeks to Add Small Self-Flying Planes for Remote Areas

A FedEx cargo plane sits parked at San Diego International Airport on April 27. A FedEx cargo plane sits parked at San Diego International Airport on April 27. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. is looking at using small self-flying cargo planes to serve remote areas after experimenting with a technology startup on autonomous aircraft, CEO Fred Smith said.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020

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