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Containers Piling Up at Rail Yards Add to Port Strains

Containers Piling Up at Rail Yards Add to Port Strains Containers and yard tractors on the docks at the Port of Los Angeles. (Associated Press)

To understand why more than 100 containerships are waiting to enter U.S. ports from Southern California to Savannah, Ga., it helps to keep tabs on the congestion that’s building at another key junction of freight transportation: rail yards.

Brendan Murray | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Is Building a New Battery Factory in California

Tesla Is Building a New Battery Factory in California A Tesla at a Littleton, Colo. dealership. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

A California mayor said Tesla Inc. broke ground in his city on what it calls a new “Megafactory,” praising the planned facility in a Facebook post that was deleted and is now visible again.

Dana Hull | Bloomberg News
September 23, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

New California Law Protects Warehouse Workers’ Breaks

New California Law Protects Warehouse Workers’ Breaks A warehouse filled with pallets of goods. (TT File Photo)

California on Sept. 23 became the first state to bar mega-retailers from firing warehouse workers for missing quotas that interfere with bathroom and rest breaks under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Don Thompson | Associated Press
September 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

C.H. Robinson Releases Spot Market Navigation Tool

Market IQ C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson launched a new tool to help businesses navigate spot market costs, the company announced Sept. 20.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 22, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Hot Toys Risk Being Sold Out by Black Friday on Supply Woes

A crying child is comforted by her mother Consumers are being advised to shop early for the holidays, as a supply chain crunch could cripple toy availability and lead to many unhappy children. (globalmoments/Getty Images)

The most popular toys for kids this holiday season, from nostalgic favorites to cheap items popularized by TikTok, may sell out much sooner as a result of global supply-chain hangups.

September 22, 2021
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Pacific, Atlantic Ports Report Strong Growth in August Amid Tight Supply Chains

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles will expand weekend operating gate hours on a pilot basis to make sure gate availability meets cargo demand. (Getty Images)

As volumes continue to surge at the nation’s ports on the coasts of the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, two of the nation’s biggest facilities — Los Angeles and Long Beach — are taking the first steps to expand their hours of operations to 24/7 to keep up with the backlog of freight.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 22, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Workhorse Shares Sink After It Halts Electric Van Deliveries

A Workhorse C-1000 electric van A Workhorse C1000 electric van on the streets on New York City. (Workhorse)

Workhorse Group Inc. shares plunged Sept. 22 to their lowest since May after the embattled electric vehicle maker said it will suspend deliveries of its vans and recall units it has already delivered.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Revenue Rises, but Higher Labor Costs Affect Bottom Line

A FedEx driver scans packages in San Francisco A driver for an independent contractor to FedEx scans packages outside a truck in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. reported an increase in revenue for its fiscal first quarter, but said rising costs affected bottom-line results for the period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2021
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Breaking News

August Truck Tonnage Posts First Monthly Gain Since March

tonnage John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truck tonnage in August notched its first sequential monthly gain in five months, and dipped just slightly on a year-over-year basis, American Trucking Associations said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2021
Business, Logistics

Maersk Is Heading for Biggest Profit in Danish History

Maersk ship Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is heading for a full-year profit that will match its combined results from the past nine years and make business history in its home country, Denmark.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2021