Business, Equipment, Logistics

PS Logistics Finalizes Purchase of D. Mosley Trucking

PS Logistics operations center Dispatchers take calls at their terminals at a PS Logistics facility. (PS Logistics)

PS Logistics has completed the purchase of D. Mosley Trucking Inc. and DMT Logistics Services Inc., the Birmingham, Ala.-based company announced Aug. 23. Financial terms were not announced.

Transport Topics
August 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Robots Take On the Final Mile

Fleet of small robots The delivery of food and small packages in urban areas has been identified as a potential application for sidewalk robots. (Starship Technologies)

Imagine if the next time you place an order for delivery from your favorite local restaurant, you’re greeted at your door not by a person but by an urban delivery robot.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
August 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Georgia’s New Inland Port Terminal Opens for Business

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch opens the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Appalachian Regional Port Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch opens the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Appalachian Regional Port. (Stephen Morton/Georgia Port Authority via AP)

The Georgia Ports Authority celebrated the official opening of the Appalachian Regional Port in northwest Georgia on Aug. 22.

DeAnn Komanecky | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
August 23, 2018
Business, Logistics

World’s Biggest Shipping Firm Maersk to Test Russian Arctic Route

A.P. Moller-Maersk oil rig Claus Bonnerup/Polfoto File via AP

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said Aug. 23 it will send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time as a result of melting sea ice.

Jan M. Olsen | Associated Press
August 23, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Orchestrating the Supply Chain

What are shippers doing to orchestrate the supply chain? How are they tackling capacity, service, visibility and control? That's the focus of our Aug. 22 LiveOnWeb program, "Orchestrating the Supply Chain." 

Transport Topics
August 22, 2018
Business, Logistics

Ducker Departs, but He’ll Be Remembered as a Force for FedEx

Michael Ducker Michael Ducker says he’ll be taking charge of the sprinkler system at the family home, playing his piano for relaxation, tinkering with his tractor and tending to his beehive. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After 43 years, FedEx Freight CEO Michael Ducker finally has retired. Sort of.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

FMCSA Plans to Continue to Reduce Commercial Vehicle Registration Fees in 2019, 2020

Trucks on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted a proposed rule that would continue to reduce commercial vehicle registration fees in 2019 and 2020, the agency said in an Aug. 21 Federal Register announcement.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
August 22, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

GulfMark Energy to Expand Oil Hauling Fleet With Red River Acquisition

GulfMark Energy tanker GulfMark Energy

Adams Resources & Energy Inc., the Houston-based corporate parent of oil marketing firm GulfMark Energy and petroleum and chemical hauler Service Transport Co., has agreed to acquire Red River Vehicle Holdings, a crude oil transportation firm operating in Oklahoma and Texas, for approximately $10 million.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2018
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Beemac Trucking Wins Contract in Permian Basin

Beemac Trucking truck Beemac Trucking

Eagle Pipe announced it has selected flatbed carrier Beemac Trucking and Logistics to handle all transportation and tubular management services for its new full-service Permian Basin stocking and trucking yard in Midland, Texas.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

2018 Top 100 Private Carrier Rankings: A Disappearing Act and More Mergers

2018 Top 100 Private Carrier Rankings

This year’s edition of Transport Topics’ Top 100 Private Carriers list features a disappearing act — more than one, actually — as well as some big mergers in the offing and some new names.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 20, 2018