Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Savannah on Track for Record Year

Port of Savannah Georgia Ports Authority

The Georgia Ports Authority is on track to set yet another record with more than 4.6 million 20-foot equivalent container units.

Katie Nussbaum | Savannah (Ga.) Morning News
December 4, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Tunnel Planned for California Bullet Train Under Burbank Airport

A view of the Burbank airport A view of the Burbank airport. It sits in Southern California path of bullet train proposed by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. (Jorge Villalba/Getty Images)

The complexity of building a bullet train through Southern California’s urban maze is leading state officials to consider two major additions: a tunnel under the Burbank airport and a project that would help a freight railroad expand its switching yards in the Inland Empire.

Ralph Vartabedian | Los Angeles Times
December 3, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

3PL Giant Kenco Offers Residential Delivery

Kenco truck Kenco Group

Logistics giant Kenco has started offering “white glove” home delivery of merchandise for some of its business customers in five areas of the country, including Chattanooga, Tenn., with plans to expand the service.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
December 2, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Partially Autonomous Truck Undergoes Tests in Illinois

Autobon A view from "behind the wheel" of a past Autobon AI test at the Chicagoland Speedway. (Autobon AI via Youtube)

Krystian Gebis did not have to keep his hands on the wheel when he operated a specially modified Peterbilt semi truck along a test track last month. The steering wheel turned by itself.

Mary Wisniewski | Chicago Tribune
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Bill Would Let Amtrak Sue Freight Railroads

Amtrak train Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

CARBONDALE, Ill. — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced legislation Nov. 21 that would extend to Amtrak the ability to sue freight railroads if it believes that they are failing to give preference to passenger rail operating on their rail lines, as federal law requires.

Molly Parker | The Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale)
November 22, 2019
Business, Equipment, TCA

GM Announces $175 Million Diesel Truck Engine Component Plant in Ohio

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2020 Chevy Silverado (Chevrolet)

The Dayton, Ohio, area will soon be home to a new General Motors plant making components for Duramax diesel truck engines.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
November 22, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

Integrity Express Logistics Expands Tampa Office

Integrity Express Logistics truck Integrity Express Logistics

TAMPA, Fla. — Integrity Express Logistics plans to add 50 or more employees earning an average of at least $60,165 a year as part of an expansion of its Tampa regional office.

Richard Danielson | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
November 21, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50, TCA

Logistics Firm Mode Reaches Agreement in $2.3 Billion Merger With SunteckTTS

SunteckTTS office Sunteck Transport Group

Dallas-based Mode Transportation and SunteckTTS Inc. have reached an agreement to merge the two transportation and logistics companies under the Mode branding, generating more than $2 billion in annual revenue, according to a release.

Dom DiFurio | The Dallas Morning News
November 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Yamato Transport Rolls Out Electric Vehicles for Parcel Delivery Near Tokyo

A Yamato Holdings sign A woman walks past the logo of Yamato Holdings Co., the parent company of Yamato Transport Co. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News)

Yamato Transport Co. unveiled on Nov. 19 what it says is a greener, compact, driver-friendly electric truck that may offer hope for coping with the acute labor shortage in Japan’s door-to-door parcel delivery industry.

Masumi Koizumi | Japan Times
November 19, 2019
Business, Logistics, TCA

New Intermodal Facility Planned Near Portland

Portland Containers at the Port of Portland. (Ty Wright/Bloomberg News)

PORTLAND — In about the same amount of time it takes for an office coffee break — 25 to 30 minutes, give or take — a semi-truck pulls into Northwest Container Services.

Alex Paul | Albany (Ore.) Democrat-Herald
November 19, 2019