Business, Logistics

XPO Logistics LTL Drivers Reject Teamsters in New York

The latest battleground in the ongoing dispute between XPO Logistics Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters was in Albany, N.Y., where less-than-truckload drivers voted against unionization.

Transport Topics
January 19, 2018
Government, Logistics

Truck Drivers May Pay $25.34 to Enter Manhattan’s Peak Traffic Crush

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Commuters driving into Manhattan’s most congested areas would have to pay an $11.52 daily fee under a proposal from a panel created by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Trucks would pay $25.34, while taxis and for-hire vehicles would pay $2 to $5 per ride.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Preview: State DOT Projects Hitting the Road in 2018

Governors Map Gerald Desmond Bridge by Eric Fredericks/Flickr

Infrastructure needs have emerged as a top priority for most state administrators who received the go-ahead to spend millions of dollars on repairs as well as new construction projects that range from expanding highways to fixing decrepit roads to installing Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Eleanor Lamb and Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporters
January 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Administration Losing Patience Over NAFTA Talks

Alex Brandon/AP

The U.S. is running out of patience with Canadian and Mexican resistance to key American proposals ahead of talks next week on a new North American Free Trade Agreement, two people familiar with the matter said.

Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2018
Business, Logistics

Harbor Truckers Express Cautious Optimism on Turn Times in 2017

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles via YouTube

Truck drivers took one minute longer, on average, to enter and exit the two large ports in Southern California in December 2017 compared with the same month in 2016, although the full-year average was three minutes faster than a year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Deep Freeze Slows Flights, Sorting at FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

A deep freeze following snow Jan. 16 continued to disrupt FedEx’s world hub in Memphis on Jan. 17, causing potential delays in package deliveries.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

CSX Executive James Foote Promises to Continue Hunter Harrison’s Vision for Railroad

CSX intermodal TT File Photo

The new management team at CSX Inc. released improved financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017 and promised to carry out former CEO Hunter Harrison’s vision of a new, more efficient and more profitable railroad.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
January 18, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon Narrows Field for Second Headquarters Location to 20

The Amazon.com Inc. headquarters stands in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. (David Ryder/Bloomberg News)

Amazon.com Inc. narrowed the field of cities for its proposed new headquarters to 20, with New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami and Austin, Texas, among the contenders.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Revenue Down, Earnings Up


CSX’s net earnings grew in the fourth quarter despite a drop in revenue. The Jacksonville,Fla.,-based railroad announced adjusted net earnings of $573 million or 64 cents a share for the fourth quarter, compared to $458 million and 49 cents for the same period of 2016.

Roger Bull | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
January 17, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Snow Causes FedEx Hiccup

Woodys Aeroimages/Flickr

Memphis International Airport saw little impact on passenger flights from a winter storm early Jan. 16, but FedEx’s cargo operation experienced disruptions that could affect deliveries.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 17, 2018