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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, Top 50, TCA

US Factories Brace for Sting of 2019 Trade War

Factory Worker Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

America’s manufacturers are scrambling to change the way they do business — from finding new suppliers to shifting more finishing work overseas — as the sting of tariffs begins to take a bigger toll on their bottom lines.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
January 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Missing Data During Shutdown Complicates Consumer Spending Reports

Consumers David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The U.S. growth outlook hangs more than ever on American consumers’ resilience amid stock market swoons and trade-war tensions, but key data on their spending — the biggest part of the economy — will be missing due to the government shutdown.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

VW, Ford Join to Build Pickup Trucks, Explore Work on Autonomous Vehicles

Ford at Auto Show Ford Motor Co. President and CEO, Jim Hackett, left, meets with Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Jan. 14, 2019, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. will join forces to build pickup trucks, delivery vans and possibly more, pledging to put old rivalries aside and work together to confront a rapidly changing auto industry.

Christoph Rauwald and Keith Naughton | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Jan. 14: The Transportation Industry's Big 12

Graphic of TRB's Top 12 issues for policymakers 2019 Debra Devine/Transport Topics

Organizers for this year's gathering of the Transportation Research Board in Washington have come up with a list of a dozen topic areas that policymakers need to address to ensure a sustainable transportation network.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 15, 2019
Business, Logistics

Britton Transport Acquires Ace Logistics, C&C Realty

Britton Transport truck Britton Transport

Britton Transport, a cross-border transport and logistics operator, has made two acquisitions related to refrigerated hauling.

January 14, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Growth in Same-Day Delivery Set to Explode, Experts Say

EDR Group CEO Peter Plumeau EDR Group CEO Peter Plumeau by Jim Stinson/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Time-sensitive delivery is here to stay, and that will change methods of freight movement, said one expert speaking at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Urban Planners Confront Challenges of Final-Mile Freight Delivery

Speakers at a session titled “Identifying Research Priorities in Last-Mile Delivery for 2019 and Beyond” addressed the challenges of urban freight, especially in the final mile of the commercial journey.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

TSA Begins to Feel Squeeze From Government Shutdown

TSA TSA security checkpoint (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

The Transportation Security Administration plans to begin closing a handful of security checkpoints at airports around the United States as soon as this weekend in response to staff shortages triggered by a partial federal government shutdown now in its third week.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
January 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

How a Prolonged Government Shutdown Might Ripple Down to States

Government Shutdown Paul Sancya/Associated Press

Almost a third of the $2 trillion that U.S. states spend each year comes from Washington, so the partial shutdown of the federal government would seem to spell major financial trouble in America’s statehouses.

Bloomberg News
January 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Iowa Eyes EV Tax to Offset Projected Decline in Road Funds

Iowa Construction Traffic passes a construction zone at the interchange of U.S. Highway 65 and Interstate 80 in Altoona, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press)

After a Dec. 31 report by the Iowa Department of Transportation that shows a $317,000 reduction in the Road Use Tax Fund in 2018, state officials have made recommendations to the Iowa Legislature such as increasing fees or charging taxes to electric vehicle owners.

Mitchell Schmidt | The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
January 10, 2019