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Werner Advances Technology Initiative With IoT Partnership

Werner Enterprises truck Werner intends to use the tools from Platform Science to deploy new applications and services across its fleet of 8,000 trucks. (Werner Enterprises Inc.)

Werner Enterprises has teamed with fleet management service Platform Science to advance its technology initiative, the companies announced Sept. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics

US Removes Canada Aluminum Tariffs Amid Retaliation Threat

The U.S. has rolled back its aluminum tariffs on Canada. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. announced the removal of aluminum tariffs it slapped on Canada last month.

September 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

WTO: US Tariffs on China Are Illegal

A WTO panel ruled Sept. 15 that Trump administration tariffs on Chinese goods are illegal. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House on Sept. 14. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

A World Trade Organization panel ruled Sept. 15 that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating Beijing even if the United States has all but incapacitated the WTO’s ability to hand down a final, binding verdict.

Jamey Keaten | Associated Press
September 15, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Looks to Use More Contractors for Grocery Delivery

Amazon will experiment with a program that pays independent contractors to fetch groceries. A shopping cart filled with Amazon Prime grocery bags sits outside a Whole Foods store in Washington on March 31. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is experimenting with a new program that pays independent contractors to fetch groceries from shelves in Whole Foods stores and deliver them in their own vehicles.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Industrial Production Growth Slows, Up 0.4% in August

Industrial production rose a modest 0.4% in August. Ford Motor line workers put together ventilators at the Ford Motor Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., in May. (Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

U.S. industrial production slowed to a modest increase of 0.4% in August, far weaker than the strong bounceback recorded in previous months when factories were coming back to life.

Martin Crutsinger | Associated Press
September 15, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Logistics Appoints Erik Caldwell to Head Last-Mile Unit

XPO Logistics truck XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics appointed Erik Caldwell president of its last-mile business unit in North America.

September 11, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Oil Traders Snap Up Tankers in Sign Second-Wave Glut Is Near

Oil tankers sit anchored off the coast of Long Beach, Calif., on April 22. Oil tankers sit anchored off the coast of Long Beach, Calif., on April 22.(Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Some of the world’s biggest oil traders are getting ready for the possible resurgence of a coronavirus-induced glut of crude and fuels, snapping up giant tankers for monthslong charters so that they can be ready to store excess barrels if necessary.

September 11, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Kentucky Officials Award Funds to Freight-Moving River Ports

Paducah, Kentucky A view of Paducah, Ky., where the Ohio and Tennessee rivers meet. (JT Crawford/Getty Images)

Kentucky officials recently announced $450,000 has been awarded to five river ports to assist with critical repairs and equipment improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Tesla Plans to Start Shipping Out Cars Made at Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla will begin shipping vehicles from its Shanghai factory to other countries in Asia and Europe. An aerial view of Tesla's Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. (Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News)

Tesla Inc. plans to ship cars made at its Shanghai factory to other countries in Asia and Europe, according to people familiar with the matter, shifting its strategy for the plant to largely focus on supplying the local market.

September 11, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Rally to Aid Hurricane Laura Victims

Bengal Food Drive Bengal Transportation Services held an event to feed relief workers and others in a church parking lot. (Bengal Transportation Services)

Hurricane Laura wreaked havoc when it made landfall Aug. 27, but fleets have rallied to help the victims in the couple of weeks since.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020

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