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West Coast Ports Show Early Signs of Slowdown Due to Tariffs

Trucks at Port of Los Angeles Trucks wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles. (Nick Ut/AP)

While the holiday shipping season is keeping import volume steady for some of the nation’s busiest ports, executives are raising concerns about the long-term effects an extended trade battle with China could have on exports, and business overall.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New Congressional Infrastructure Caucus Promotes Access, Resilience

Amtrak Acela Mass transit will be a priority. Amtrak Acela by Bill Sikes/AP

WASHINGTON — Congestion relief, climate resilience and transit accessibility are among the policies a small group of U.S. House lawmakers are promoting as Congress readies a comprehensive highway bill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Truckers Advised to Watch for Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

spotted lanternfly Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Truckers doing business in counties under quarantine are playing an unwitting role in the spread of the spotted lanternfly.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

White House, Democrats Upbeat on USMCA Despite Impeachment Prospects

Donald Trump President Donald Trump by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The White House and House Democrats are increasingly upbeat that the stalled U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement can be amended and approved in Congress, despite the rancorous impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Erik Wasson | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Economic Slowdown Drags Union Pacific Q3 Profit Down 2%

Union Pacific logo The Union Pacific logo above a trading post at the New York Stock Exchange. (Richard Drew/AP)

Union Pacific released third-quarter financial results Oct. 16 that showed declines in net income and revenue, and also a quarterly record for operating ratio.

October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Files $212 Million Building Permit for World Hub in Tennessee

FedEx boxes FedEx

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — FedEx officials confirm the company has filed a building permit for its new package sorting facility and world hub in Tennessee.

October 17, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Group Organizing Rebuttal Effort to Revised Chassis Pool Plan at Ports

Shipping companies to control chassis pool. Trucks line up to load containers at the Port of Savannah. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

The simmering dispute between ocean shippers and trucking over the availability, price and quality of chassis has gotten a little hotter.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Europe’s Ports May Have Spent Millions on Brexit for Nothing

Europe's ports pre-Brexit. New customs inspection bays sit shuttered at the Port of Calais cross channel ferry terminal. (Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg News)

The port of Calais on France’s northern coast has spent 6 million euros ($6.6 million) on facilities for customs officers, updated signage around freshly painted roads and huge extra parking lots for trucks. It may all end up being pointless.

William Horobin | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

Utility Joins ATA Heroes Truck Program

Utility trailer Heroes truck Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

SAN DIEGO — American Trucking Associations announced that Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. will be the exclusive trailer sponsor for the federation’s Heroes Truck workforce development program.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

After Nearly 35 Years With Port Association, CEO Kurt Nagle Retires on Top

Kurt Nagle Kurt Nagle by Fox Business via YouTube

Kurt Nagle left the helm of the American Association of Port Authorities on Oct. 16, retiring as its president and CEO after serving the organization for more than three decades.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 16, 2019

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