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Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Freight to Expand Home, Business Deliveries in US

FedEx Freight truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FedEx Freight is expanding its FedEx Freight Direct e-commerce pilot to more than 80% of the contiguous population of the United States, following expansion of the program to additional markets earlier this year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Perspective

Perspective: Diversity Is Essential in Fast-Moving Industry

Diversity is a core tenet of any high-performing team, and its importance is heightened the faster a company grows. This is especially true in the logistics and freight-matching world, says Lily Shen of Transfix.

Lily Shen | President and Chief Operating Officer, Transfix
October 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Illinois, Missouri, Georgia DOTs Honored by AASHTO

GDOT Northwest Corridor Northwest Corridor Express Lanes by Georgia Department of Transportation via YouTube

The Illinois and Missouri departments of transportation won the grand prize in the America's Transportation Awards competition.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Retailers, Logistics Firms Establish Warehouses Closer to Cities

Prologis warehouse near Seattle Prologis opened this multistory warehouse near Seattle in September, with Amazon and The Home Depot as customers. (Woody Welch)

Retailers and logistics firms are establishing warehouses closer to large urban centers to keep up with rising consumer demand for faster delivery of products ordered online, industry experts said.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
October 15, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Walmart Subsidizing Some Vendors in Price War With Amazon

Walmart vs. Amazon price war A Walmart sign (left, Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News) and Amazon package (right, Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News).

Hold on to your smartphone — the holiday price wars between Walmart Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are heating up.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
October 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

US, China Reach Substantial ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal, Trump Says

Trade China’s Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. and China reached a partial agreement Oct. 11 that would broker a truce in the trade war and lay the groundwork for a broader deal that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping could sign later this year, according to people familiar with the matter.

October 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

GM Losing Patience With UAW Over Nearly Monthlong Strike

General Motors General Motors CEO Mary Barra (Bryan Mitchell/Bloomberg News)

General Motors Co.’s chief labor negotiator suggested the United Auto Workers is dragging its feet in responding to the automaker’s latest contract offer in a show of frustration with a strike that’s lumbering toward the one-month mark.

October 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Shipping Costs Are Soaring as LNG Vessels Drop Out of Service

LNG Bloomberg News

The day rate for a standard tanker east of the Suez Canal jumped 57% in the week to Oct. 9, as issues related to U.S. sanctions on units of China’s COSCO Shipping Corp. start to hit just as the heating season begins to boost demand.

October 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

UPS, Shippo Collaborate on Small-Business Shipping

UPS employee delivers packages in New York City Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. will work with shipping technology company Shippo to offer marketplace shipping rates to the more than 35,000 small- and medium-size businesses that use Shippo’s platform, according to an Oct. 10 news release.

October 10, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

GM Factory Hands Making 40% Less Than Their Coworkers

General Motors Anthony Lanzilote/Bloomberg News

The future of temps has been among the major impasses contributing to the United Auto Workers union’s strike against GM, now in its 25th day.

Gabrielle Coppola | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2019