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J.B. Hunt Acquires RDI Last Mile

J.B. Hunt truck on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. acquired the assets of RDI Last Mile Co. on Dec. 31, marking the company’s latest purchase of a final-mile service.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

California DMV OKs Light-Duty Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

Interstate 5 in San Diego County, Calif. Interstate 5 in northern San Diego County, Calif. The state's DMV approved the testing and commercial use of autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads. (Getty Images)

California has authorized the testing and commercial use of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on public roads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DOT Seeks Information on National Freight Strategic Plan

truck at port AFS Intermodal

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued a request for information to help craft a National Freight Strategic Plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 2, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

NFI Acquires G&P Trucking Co.

A G&P truck G&P Trucking via YouTube

Supply chain services provider NFI announced it completed the acquisition of G&P Trucking Co. Inc., a logistics provider specializing in asset-based transportation, port drayage and non-asset brokerage solutions in the Southeast.

December 30, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

FMCSA Increases Random Drug Test Rate to 50% for 2020

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is increasing the minimum annual percentage rate for random controlled substances testing for truck drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

West Coast Ports Slump While East Coast Facilities Weather Tariffs

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

Several of the nation’s most prominent ports felt the impact of the trade war between the United States and China as 2019 comes to a close, just as the Trump administration struck an initial trade agreement with China that is due to be signed sometime in 2020.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous

Drones Need Tracking Network for Expanded Flights, FAA Says

drones An Amazon drone. (Amazon.com)

All but the smallest civilian drones would have to broadcast radio tracking data to ensure greater safety and prevent terrorism under a sweeping proposal unveiled by U.S. regulators Dec. 26.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Business, Logistics, Breaking News

ATA’s Truck Tonnage Drops 2.1% Year-Over-Year in November

Trucks on highway Safe Roads Illinois

Truck tonnage fell 2.1% in November compared with year-ago levels, the first year-over-year decline since April 2017, according to American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 23, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics

2019: Freight Market Slowdown, Tariffs Diminished Trucking Industry's Performance

Trade, Business Freightliner trucks for sale. (Freightliner)

If 2018 was one big party for the trucking and freight business, 2019 was the day after the party.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 20, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

2019: Hours-of-Service Rule, ELDs and Roads Dominated Political, Regulatory Concerns

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For the trucking industry, 2019 was a year of transition, replete with regulatory victories and disappointments.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 20, 2019

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