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N.Y. Judge: Postal Service Must Process Election Mail in Timely Manner

A customer deposits mail into a USPS mail collection box outside a post office in Burbank, Calif. USPS mail collection boxes sit outside a post office in Burbank, Calif. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service must live up to its responsibilities to timely process election mail by treating it as a priority, a New York judge ordered Sept. 21, adding that the agency’s workers should be permitted to make extra deliveries and work overtime near the November presidential election.

Larry Neumeister | Associated Press
September 21, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Bob Farrell Returns to GlobalTranz as Chairman, CEO

Global Tranz/Bob Farrell GlobalTranz via YouTube; Farrell by GlobalTranz

GlobalTranz Enterprises announced that Bob Farrell returned as chairman and CEO, effective immediately.

September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Canada Extends US Border Restrictions to Oct. 21

A truck approaches the Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec on Sept. 16. A truck approaches the Canada-U.S. border in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on Sept. 16. (Christinne Muschi/Bloomberg News)

Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to nonessential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rob Gillies | Associated Press
September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Convoy Launches New Pricing Program for Shippers

Convoy branded trailer Convoy

Digital freight broker Convoy launched Convoy Guaranteed Primary, a pricing program designed to procure capacity and lower shippers’ costs.

September 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Deere Plans to Expand in Australia, New Zealand

A farmer operates a Deere & Co. 7760 Cotton Stripper in Australia on May 28. A farmer operates a Deere & Co. 7760 Cotton Stripper in Australia on May 28. (David Gray/Bloomberg News)

Tractor giant Deere & Co. plans to expand in Australia and New Zealand, with its one-time chief economist leading the charge.

Joe Deaux and Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

USPS Settles Colorado Suit Over ‘False’ Voting Postcards

The USPS has settled a suit in Colorado over false voting post cards. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. Postal Service settled a lawsuit brought by Colorado election officials over a mass-mailer about mail-in voting that a judge deemed “false,” agreeing to destroy cards that hadn’t been sent yet and work with the state on its election media campaign.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DeJoy Ordered to Halt Post Office Changes Ahead of Election

A federal judge in Washington has ordered that the USPS reverse changes before the election. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy listens during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing in Washington on Aug. 24. (Tom Williams/Bloomberg News)

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was ordered by a court to halt operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service that triggered fear of a botched tally of mail-in ballots during the presidential election, Washington state’s attorney general said.

Erik Larson | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Consumer Spending Rises in August

Shoppers outside Walmart Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

While the trucking industry’s financial health continues to excel, the overall U.S. economy is trying to gain momentum.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Plans to Put 1,000 Warehouses in Suburban Neighborhoods

Packed boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tilbury, U.K. Packed boxes move along a conveyor belt at an Amazon fulfillment center in Tilbury, U.K. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

The facilities, which will eventually number about 1,500, will bring products closer to customers, making shopping online about as fast as a quick run to the store.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Retail Sales Rise for 4th Straight Month as Growth Slows

Retail growth slowed in August. Signage is displayed outside a Century 21 department store in New York on Sept. 14. The company filed for bankruptcy with plans to shut down. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs have now lost a $600-a-week boost in their unemployment checks.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
September 16, 2020

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