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Abbott to Halt Some Truck Inspections on Border Snarl

Abbott Texas Governor Greg Abbott (Alex Wong/Bloomberg)

Texas will halt some vehicle inspections at the U.S.-Mexico border after a protest against Gov. Greg Abbott’s crackdown provoked protests that halted some crucial food and equipment shipments.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Global Freight

Labor Leaders Optimistic Over Port Contract Talks

Gene Seroka and Marty Walsh Gene Seroka (left) and Marty Walsh at the Port of Los Angeles in November 2021. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

With negotiations expected to begin soon between the 22,000-member International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, ILWU leaders are expressing confidence that the two sides will reach an agreement — without an interruption in work — before the June 30 deadline for the current contract expiration.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 13, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Shipping Slowdown Exposes Vulnerability of US Economic Growth

Shipping Slowdown Exposes Vulnerability of US Economic Growth Trucks parked for the night at a TA Travel Center in Greencastle, Pa. (Samuel Corum/Bloomberg)

Real economic activity in the U.S. is slowing sharply. This is showing up in lower demand for new trucks and autos, and a tailing off in freight volumes, leaving transport stocks facing more downside.

Simon White | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

DHL Transport Chief Sees ‘So Much Strength’ in US Economy

DHL Supply Chain on U.S. Economy The DHL logo sits on an employee's jacket. (martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

The U.S. economy is strong enough to avoid a sharp downturn, even as concerns are growing about how long consumers can sustain healthy spending levels amid rising inflation, the head of transportation at Deutsche Post AG’s DHL supply chain division said.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Texas Ag Commissioner Blasts Governor’s Border Crackdown

Texas Ag Commissioner Blasts Governor’s Border Crackdown Trucks lined up at the U.S. and Mexico border. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg)

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller blasted Gov. Greg Abbott’s “catastrophic” crackdown on cross-border trucking and warned it will lead to food shortages in the second-largest U.S. state.

April 13, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Mexican Truckers Halt Bridge Traffic Following Texas Inspection Mandate

Semi-trucks sit at a rest stop near the Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge Trucks sit at a rest stop near the Pharr–Reynosa International Bridge on April 11 in Pharr, Texas. (Juan Figeroa /Dallas Morning News via Tribune Content Agency)

PHARR, Texas — Just four days after the Texas Department of Public Safety began implementing a program to inspect all commercial traffic crossing the Texas-Mexico border, Mexican truck drivers staged a protest that halted all traffic into and out of Mexico at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge on April 11.

Dina Arévalo | The Monitor, McAllen, Texas
April 12, 2022
Business, Logistics

Union Pacific Will Limit Traffic to Clear Clogged Rail Lines

A Union Pacific train A Union Pacific freight train in Dupo, Ill. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Union Pacific Corp. plans to limit customer-owned railcars on its network beginning next week to ease traffic jams that have gummed up the supply chain.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 12, 2022
Business, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Leveraging the Power of Hybrid Work

Remote work can open trucking and logistics companies up to talent from new markets and people.

Rob Duda | Senior Vice President for Automotive & Transportation Strategy, Peppercomm
April 11, 2022
Business, Logistics

Flexibility Key to Addressing Supply Chain Delays, 3PLs Say

Tutor (from left), Eckley, Christos, Krystek and Damman. Tutor (from left), Eckley, Christos, Krystek and Damman. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — Closer collaboration and a willingness to find different ways to move freight are among the ways that third-party logistics providers have been navigating the supply chain disruptions, delays and scarce capacity that have characterized the past two years.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 11, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

R.I. Truckers Back $46 Million Plan to Upgrade Commercial Fishing Port

Port of Galilee in Naragansett, R.I. The Port of Galilee occupies 38 acres in Narragansett, R.I. The facility has two terminals, 240 commercial fishing boats, and 40 docks and piers. (narragansett.gov)

The Rhode Island Trucking Association backs the governor’s request to invest $46 million to add decades to the life of a major East Coast commercial fishing hub in the Port of Galilee while improving freight movements.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2022

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