Business, Logistics

CN Rail Mulls Real Estate Sales to Raise Cash for Network Revamp

Denis Giles/Flickr

Canadian National Railway Co. will consider selling additional real estate to free up cash that can be plowed back into its network.

Kristine Owram and Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, Top 50

XPO Logistics Appoints Troy Cooper, Kenneth Wagers to Executive Posts

Bradley Jacobs Jacobs (left) by XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics promoted Troy Cooper to the newly created position of president from COO, and appointed Kenneth Wagers COO with responsibility for operations in 32 countries.

Transport Topics
April 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Litigation Dogs Lakeville Motor Express 15 Months After Minnesota Trucking Firm Shut Down

LME Inc.

Pressures are mounting for the owners of the defunct trucking firm Lakeville Motor Express and its affiliates.

Dee DePass | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Trump Pushing Hard to Reach NAFTA Agreement

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

With critical political deadlines fast approaching, the Trump administration is racing to strike a deal on a revamped North American Free Trade Agreement by early May — with an eye toward forcing a congressional vote on a new pact by the end of the year.

Don Lee | Los Angeles Times
April 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says Mnuchin Going to China to Negotiate Trade in Days

Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will depart for China to negotiate over U.S. trade disputes within days, President Donald Trump said.

Justin Sink and Saleha Mohsin | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon Starts Delivering Goods to Trunks of GMs, Volvos

A box moves along a conveyor belt at the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Kenosha, Wisc. (Jim Young/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com has partnered with General Motors Co. and Volvo Cars to deliver packages to car trunks in 37 U.S. cities, as the e-commerce giant seeks new delivery methods for customers who may be wary of leaving packages outside or allowing couriers into their homes.

Niclas Rolander and David Welch | Bloomberg News
April 24, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA, Top 100

Change-of-Address Scam Moved UPS Corporate Headquarters to Tiny Chicago Apartment, Feds Say

Mike Blake/Reuters

The timeworn apartment building in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world’s largest shipping companies. But for a few recent months, that’s essentially what it became — at least as far as the U.S. Postal Service was concerned.

April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Southern Indiana Trucking Companies Battling ‘Catastrophic’ Driver Shortage

Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg News

It’s just a paved lot now, but soon, one 16-acre property in River Ridge, Ind., will be the home of a comprehensive over-the-road truck driving school for Mister “P” Express, Inc.

Danielle Grady | The Evening News and The Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Alliance Airport in Texas Expands Runways to Attract More Cargo Firms

Fort Worth Alliance Airport

The long-awaited extension of two runways at Alliance Airport is complete, clearing the way for the north Fort Worth’s privately run cargo airfield to expand its services to include companies wishing to ship freight as far away as Europe.

Gordon Dickson | Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics

Canadian National Railway Interim CEO Speeds Spending in Rush to Ease Congestion

Nile Livesey/Flickr

Canadian National Railway Co.’s new boss is moving quickly to overcome service shortcomings that have curtailed profit and angered customers.

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
April 23, 2018