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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

UK Trucker Shortage to Worsen After Brexit, Haulage Group Says

Brexit Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg News

Brexit is set to exacerbate a chronic shortage of drivers among U.K. haulage companies, according to a study from the International Road Transport Union.

Irene Garca Prez | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Suggests GM Should Sell Idled Ohio Auto Plant

GM General Motors shuttered the Lordstown, Ohio plant that was producing the Chevy Cruze. (Allison Farrand/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump said March 20 that General Motors Co. should sell an idled plant in Lordstown, Ohio, or restart production. The company said it’s received inquiries about factory.

Margaret Talev | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

BMW Pushes on With UK-Made Electric Minis as Brexit Looms

BMW Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

BMW AG will start production of an electric Mini model in the U.K. later this year even as carmakers grapple with the implications of the latest twist to Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Oliver Sachgau | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

With Strong Traffic, Panama Canal Bonds Get Upgrade

Panama Canal Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal is doing so well, it got its credit rating upgraded by Moody’s Investors Service.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 20, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Earnings Take a Hit as International Shipping Slows

FedEx warehouse Mark Lennihan/Associated Press

FedEx Corp. reported higher revenue but lower profits in the third quarter of fiscal 2019 and cut its earnings forecast for the remainder of the year.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Features Writer
March 19, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Kane Is Able Receives Equity Investment From Harkness Capital Partners

Warehouse A Kane is Able Inc. dock facility in Scranton, Pa. (Kane is Able Inc)

Kane Is Able Inc., a warehousing and distribution business in operation since 1930, announced that Harkness Capital Partners agreed to make an unspecified equity investment in the firm as part of a strategy to expand the company’s services and national presence.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
March 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

RK Logistics Group Deploys Fetch Robots in Its Warehouses

Fetch robotics Fetch Robotics via Vimeo

RK Logistics Group has unleashed the robots in its warehouses and distribution centers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
March 19, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Teamsters Issue Warning to New England Stop & Shop Supermarkets

Teamsters Teamsters headquarters building in Washington, D.C. (TT File Photo)

The Teamsters warned Stop & Shop that its members would support the supermarket’s union in any labor stoppage as a result of the current impasse in contract negotiations, with nearly 700 warehouse workers and 250 drivers delivering food and other products to Stop & Shop stores in southern New England.

Alexander Soule | The (Stamford, Conn.) Advocate
March 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

Home Depot Hiring 80,000, Including Overnight Freight Workers

Home Depot John Raoux/Associated Press

If you’re looking for a job this spring, The Home Depot is seeking to hire 80,000 employees at its stores and distribution centers.

Annalise Knudson | Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance
March 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Ford Boosts Output of Big SUVs for Second Time in Two Years

Ford Ford plant in Louisville, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Ford Motor Co. is boosting production of its biggest, highly lucrative sport utility vehicles for the second time in two years at a U.S. factory already bursting at the seams.

Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2019