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Drivers Feel Safer in Hotel Rooms, Fleets Say

Holland truck on the highway Over-the-road drivers at Holland sleep in private hotel rooms, a perk that helps with recruiting, the less-than-truckload carrier says. (YRC Worldwide)

Carriers that provide paid lodging for drivers say sleeping in hotel rooms not only improves their quality of rest, but also provides them with a greater sense of security.

April 15, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Some Fleets Embrace Paid Lodging for Drivers as Alternative to Sleeper Cabs

Carbon Express rig parked at motel Carbon Express provides its drivers with lodging in hotel rooms rather than having them rest in sleeper berths. The fleet purchases only daycabs. (Carbon Express)

Some companies are embracing daycabs and hotel stays for drivers, rather than sleeper cabs. Benefits include safety and better sleep.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
April 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Spring Snowstorm Buries Midwest, Tornadoes Possible in South

snow Snow plows clear Interstate 29 on April 11, in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Briana Sanchez/Associated Press)

Strong winds and more snow hit the Midwest on April 12 after a spring storm buried several states in snow and created dangerous travel conditions, while forecasters warned of potential weekend tornadoes in the South.

Associated Press
April 12, 2019
Business, Logistics

Port Logistics Group Expands Into Midwest

Port Logistics Group A Port Logistics Group truck. (TT File Photo)

Port Logistics Group, a Los Angeles-based warehousing and transloading company, announced its first expansion into the Midwest on April 4.

April 12, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

More Women See Roles Expanding on Family Farms

Farmers Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

As the average U.S. farmer ages, more women are stepping up as decision makers to help feed a booming global population.

Bloomberg News
April 12, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Retailers, Logistics Firms Expand Final-Mile Delivery to Meet Rising E-Commerce Expectations

Workhorse Group delivery drone Workhorse Group showcases an electric van and a delivery drone in the exhibit hall at Home Delivery World in Philadelphia. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics )

PHILADELPHIA — Retailers and transportation providers are embracing a blend of final-mile delivery strategies to keep pace with rapidly shifting online shopping habits.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Hemp Transport Legality Awaits Appeals Court Decision in Idaho Lawsuit

Trailer full of seized hemp Idaho State Police confiscated this load of industrial hemp in January. (Idaho State Police)

A decision expected soon by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could send a clear signal to truckers and shippers on the legality of transporting industrial hemp across state lines.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Prognostics Takes Shape as the Future of Truck Repair

Dart Transit truck Dart Transit

Condition-based maintenance is coming to commercial vehicles, and bringing with it transformative possibilities to expand real-time operational insights, foster an improved warranty process and, perhaps, accelerate sales of replacement parts, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 11, 2019
Business, Logistics

Iceland Builds Arctic Port as Global Shipping Routes Get Redrawn

A national flag is seen on the hull of a commercial fishing vessel moored in the harbor in Reykjavik, Iceland (Arnaldur Halldorsson/Bloomberg News)

As global warming creates shipping routes that can cut across the northern tip of the planet, a new port is being built on the fringe of the Arctic circle.

Ragnhildur Sigurdardottir | Bloomberg News
April 11, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Spring Blizzard Set to Strike Great Plains, Midwest

Chicago Downtown Chicago after a snowfall this winter. (Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg News)

A potentially record-breaking storm is squeezing the warmth from spring as it brings snow and howling winds across the Great Plains and threatens to flood rivers from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
April 10, 2019