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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.

Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Colorado Driver Shortage Presents Opportunity for Immigrants

David Goldman/Associated Press

The United States and Colorado are facing a truck driver shortage, a daunting economic prospect as the vast majority of goods in the country are transported over the road.

Jackson Barnett | The Denver Post
March 25, 2019
Business, Logistics

Symbia Logistics Acquires iD Commerce + Logistics

Symbia A view of a Symbia Logistics warehouse. (Symbia Logistics via YouTube)

Symbia Logistics, a Colorado-based warehousing and logistics company, has acquired third-party logistics firm iD Commerce + Logistics to expand its e-commerce fulfillment footprint, according to a Symbia statement.

March 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Retired Teamsters in Illinois Mobilize to Fight for Failing Pension Funds

Teamsters TT File Photo

Dave Mauer and other Central States pensioners in the Rockford area have formed the Illinois/Rock River Valley Committee to Protect Pensions. The group has scheduled an April 6 meeting at the Teamsters Local 325 union hall in Rockford to mobilize and pressure Congress to rescue failing multiemployer pension funds.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
March 25, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Teamsters, YRC Strike Tentative Deal on Labor Contract

YRC Worldwide truck YRC Worldwide Inc.

The chief negotiator for the Teamsters union announced that a tentative accord has been reached with YRC Worldwide for a new collective bargaining agreement covering 24,000 drivers and freight handlers at YRC Freight, one of the nation’s largest less-than-truckload carriers, and two of YRC’s regional freight carriers, New Penn Motor Express and USF Holland.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
March 22, 2019
Business, Logistics

Maersk Tests Biofuel as It Sets Sail for 2050 Carbon Neutrality

maersk Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg News

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is about to conduct the shipping industry’s biggest test yet of biofuel as it seeks to cut emissions and meet its target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says China Deal ‘Close’ Ahead of New Talks

China Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump said March 22 that a trade deal with China is close as he prepared to send his negotiators to Beijing for a fresh round of talks next week, but U.S. officials downplayed the prospect of a swift conclusion.

Saleha Mohsin and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
March 22, 2019
Business, Logistics

Yilport Said to Be in Talks for $2 Billion California Terminal

Port Port of Long Beach (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Turkey’s Yilport Holding AS is in advanced talks to buy a container terminal in Long Beach, Calif., a deal that would value the facility at close to $2 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Bloomberg News
March 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

GM Plans Electric Investment in Michigan Plant

GM Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

General Motors Co. will throw a bone to President Donald Trump on March 22 by announcing an investment in its electric-car plant north of Detroit after enduring days of intense criticism for idling an Ohio factory.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Florida Farmers Push Protection as Trump Seeks USMCA Approval

Farmers (Eve Edelheit/Bloomberg News)

Manatee County, Fla., tomato farmer Gary Reeder says he has seen the county’s tomato industry “basically cut in half” during his lifetime. Reeder says Florida tomato farmers struggle to compete with their counterparts in Mexico.

Zac Anderson | The Sarasota, Fla., Herald Tribune
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Jobless Claims Fall More Than Expected to Four-Week Low

Jobs Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits fell more than expected to a four-week low, as the labor market tightens further following the end of a five-week government shutdown.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019