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Loadsmart, Home Depot Launch Supply-Led Platform for Flatbed

flatbed distribution center A Home Depot flatbed distribution center. (Home Depot)

Loadsmart launched a platform in partnership with The Home Depot that helps facilitate flatbed backhauls by focusing on supply, the companies announced Sept. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Inflation Is Seen Pushing Online Holiday Sales to $1.2 Trillion

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Online shoppers will be buying less this holiday season, but spending more.

Amelia Pollard | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

European Energy Prices Surge to Records as Supply Crisis Spreads

Europe Carrier Rudolf Samoylovich delivers and bunkers gas at the Port of Rotterdam. (Peter Boer/Bloomberg News)

European energy markets from natural gas to carbon permits jumped to records, signaling the supply shortage will get worse just as the winter season starts. Stockpiles of everything from gas to coal and Norwegian water for electricity production are dwindling and there are few signs the situation will improve anytime soon as demand continues to roar back from a pandemic-driven lull.

September 28, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports Need More Funds, Seroka Says

Gene Seroka (right) interviewed by Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow Seroka (right, with Bloomberg's Ed Ludlow) says truck capacity has been a stumbling block, with only 50% of registered truck drivers calling to the port at least once a week. (Bloomberg Television)

The federal government needs to invest more in West Coast ports, said the head of the Port of Los Angeles, which is the nation’s biggest gateway to Asia and is grappling with record backlogs.

Jill R. Shah | Bloomberg News
September 27, 2021
Business, Logistics

Xcel Bulk Logistics Acquires 1845’s Commercial Bulk Division

XBL truck Xcel Bulk Logistics

Xcel Bulk Logistics announced that it has acquired the 1845 Commercial Bulk Division.

September 27, 2021
Government, Logistics, TCA

USPS Mail, Small Package Delivery May Take Longer as of Oct. 1

A postal service worker works out of the back of his truck A U.S. Postal Service worker looks in the back of a delivery truck while delivering mail in Dallas. (Kathy Tran/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service is making changes to its express shipping as of Oct. 1 that could delay some mail going across country.

Michelle Del Rey | Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
September 27, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Prime Partners With Mastery to Implement Cloud-Based TMS

Prime Inc. truck Prime Inc. is seeking to implement a more efficient TMS platform into its operations. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Prime Inc. announced a partnership with Mastery Logistics Systems to implement a cloud-based transportation management system.

September 27, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Pandemic, Amazon Driving Growth of Minnesota Mega-Business Centers

Warehouse Items in a warehouse. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

An enormous new kind of trucking center is rolling into the Twin Cities — thanks in part to the pandemic and the home-delivery giant Amazon.com Inc.

Bob Shaw | Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minn.)
September 27, 2021
Business, Logistics, TCA

Costco Limits Paper Products, Water Due to Supply Chain Delays

A shopper carries paper towels and toilet paper from a Costco A shopper carries paper towels and toilet paper from a Costco in Hawthorne, Calif. on March 14, 2020. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

Costco is bringing back purchase limits on some essential items like toilet paper, paper towels, bottled water and high-demand cleaning products, and it’s blaming supply chain delays.

Sue Gleiter | pennlive.com
September 24, 2021
Business, Safety, Logistics

New York Faces New Flood Threat Just Weeks After Ida’s Havoc

New York Faces New Flood Threat Just Weeks After Ida’s Havoc Cars and trucks sit abandoned on the flooded Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York and the U.S. Northeast are facing another flood threat just three weeks after the remnants of Hurricane Ida devastated the region, but the heavy rain expected through Sept. 24 won’t match that storm’s deadly deluge.

September 23, 2021

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