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Judge Sides With California Trucking Association, Issues Preliminary Injunction in AB 5 Fight

AB 5 Fight Traffic on a California highway. (Getty Images)

A federal judge in San Diego on Jan. 16 issued a preliminary injunction against the trucking component of a California law that would restrict how independent workers can be classified by companies. The judge’s ruling means the state of California cannot implement the law as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Alliant Reconfigures $46.5 Million Freight Hub Project in Iowa

Iowa flag Iowa's state flag flies in front of wind turbines on Alliant Energy Corp. property in Iowa Falls. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Shifting market needs and ballooning costs led Alliant Energy Transportation to revamp a multimillion-dollar intermodal project on nearly 75 acres it owns, northwest of Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.

Thomas Friestad | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
January 16, 2020
Business, Logistics

Americans Hit Fresh Online-Buying Milestone in 2019

Amazon boxes David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Online shopping in the U.S. hit a new milestone in 2019, with a key metric surpassing every major category of brick-and-mortar stores except for big-ticket autos.

Scott Lanman | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2020
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

XPO Logistics to Explore Sale of Business Segments

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XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 15 that its board of directors has authorized the possible sale or spinoff of one or more of its business units.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

Lineage Logistics Buys Three Oregon Processing Plants

Lineage Logistics building Lineage Logistics

The $49 million sale of NORPAC Foods’ Salem, Brooks and Stayton processing facilities in Oregon to cold storage giant Lineage Logistics was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Peter McKittrick on Jan. 14.

Bill Poehler | The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.)
January 15, 2020
Business, Logistics

World Direct Shipping Extends Port Manatee Agreement

Port Manatee in Florida Manatee County Port Authority

World Direct Shipping, a container line based in Port Manatee, Fla., announced it extended its agreement with the Central-Southwest Florida seaport and added a third vessel to its rapidly growing weekly services across the Gulf of Mexico.

January 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Data Sharing Can Help Freight Movement, Panelists Say

TRB panelists say data sharing can help freight movement. John Barton by Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Coordination among trucks, ports, departments of transportation, city representatives and law enforcement officers is important to facilitating mobility, according to John Barton, senior vice president of the infrastructure firm HNTB Corp.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Business, Logistics

XPO Logistics Names Kurt Rogers Chief Legal Officer

XPO Logistics truck XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. announced Jan. 9 that it has appointed Kurt Rogers as its new chief legal officer and corporate secretary.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Tim Phillips Named CEO at Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings truck Universal Logistics Holdings

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. announced Jan. 13 that company veteran Tim Phillips has become its new CEO.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020

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January 14, 2020