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Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Meat Shortages Reopen Costly Path to Small US Slaughterhouses

Angus bulls stand in pens prior to an auction in Wisconsin in April 2019. Angus bulls stand in pens prior to an auction in Wisconsin in April 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

When coronavirus outbreaks forced shutdowns at America’s giant meat plants, it quickly created a bottleneck.

June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Oil Rises on Russian Export Cuts, Offsets Virus Demand Jitters

Oil refineries and storage tanks are seen from a boat off the coast of Singapore on May 25. Oil refineries and storage tanks are seen from a boat off the coast of Singapore on May 25. (Lauryn Ishak/Bloomberg News)

Oil prices rose after Russia slashed exports of its flagship crude Urals to the lowest in at least 10 years, signaling the determination of Moscow to work with its partners at OPEC+ to eliminate an oil glut.

Hailey Waller | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

US May Exports Sink to 11-Year Low as Imports Drop

The silhouette of cranes are seen unloading container ships at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. The silhouette of cranes are seen unloading container ships at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

U.S. exports sank to the lowest in more than a decade while imports dropped as the coronavirus continued to curtail demand for goods and upset producers’ supply chains.

Elizabeth Dexheimer | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Navistar Breaks Ground on San Antonio Truck Plant

Clarke Navistar's Chairman and CEO Troy Clarke speaks at the virtual event. (San Antonio Economic Development Foundation via YouTube)

Navistar International Corp. and local and state officials June 25 celebrated, in a virtual setting, groundbreaking in San Antonio on its most advanced manufacturing facility, a $250 million investment.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

In Ohio, Lordstown Motors Is a Glint of Hope Among Heartbreak

An American flag flies in front of the closed GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. An American flag flies in front of the closed GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, in 2019. (Matthew Hatcher/Bloomberg News)

In a cavernous Northeast Ohio factory that General Motors Co. left last year, a small group of engineers is coaxing dormant robots back to life — one by one — in a long-shot bid to build a new type of pickup truck.

Kevin Miller | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

XPO Stresses Agility in Supply Chain Management During Pandemic

XPO Logistics truck XPO Logistics via YouTube

Executives from XPO Logistics said flexibility, visibility and data science have been key to navigating the business landscape during the coronavirus pandemic, as it relates to both employees and customers.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

China’s Virus-Safety Demand Is Latest Hurdle to Trade Deal

A crane loads a container onto a tractor-trailer truck at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in China on March 23. A crane loads a container onto a tractor-trailer truck at the Yangshan Deepwater Port in China on March 23. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

China wants international shippers of meat and soybeans to sign a document attesting their cargoes meet safety standards to ensure they aren’t contaminated with the novel coronavirus.

June 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

American Air Pilots Want US to Buy Seats for Distancing

Passengers wear protective masks on an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles on June 13. Passengers wear protective masks on an American Airlines flight departing from Los Angeles on June 13. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

American Airlines Group Inc.’s pilots are calling on the U.S. government to pay for enough jetliner seats to enable social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mary Schlangenstein | Bloomberg News
June 24, 2020
Business, Logistics

Logistics Costs Increase to $1.63 Trillion in 2019

Truck on highway Getty Images

Business logistics costs increased marginally in 2019 as conditions in the sector normalized, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty to the outlook for 2020, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals announced in a June 23 report.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Starsky Robotics Founder Discusses Future of Autonomous Trucking

Starsky Robotics autonomous truck A Starsky Robotics autonomous truck. (Starsky Robotics via YouTube)

Automated technology developers are shooting for the moon when they could instead be implementing ground-level initiatives in trucking, the founder of Starsky Robotics says.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 24, 2020

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