Logistics
Government, Logistics, TCA

Washington Town Undertakes $52 Million Road Project to Ease Truck Traffic

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UNION GAP, Wash. — On a daily average, 3,400 trucks hauling freight travel along Main Street and Valley Mall Boulevard in Union Gap, Wash., just to access Interstate 82.

Phil Ferolito | Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic
February 5, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Universal Logistics Buys Fore Transportation, Expands in Chicago Market

Universal Logistics truck Universal Logistics Holdings Inc.

Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. has acquired intermodal carrier Fore Transportation Inc. for $34.9 million in cash, the Warren, Mich.-based truckload company announced Feb. 2.

Transport Topics
February 5, 2018
Business, Logistics

PS Logistics Buys Shelton Trucking

PS Logistics purchased the assets of Shelton Trucking Services for an undisclosed price to expand its operations in the Southeast and garner terminals in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mobile, Ala.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

New Truck Drivers Thrive as Companies Struggle to Hire

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Emily Duck is only 5-foot-4, but she has no trouble shifting the gears, hitting the brakes or climbing into the cab of a big rig that she drives from Edwardsville, Ill., to Kansas City almost every night.

Teri Maddox | Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat
February 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Merges with Robin Hood Container Express

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics truck RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics reached a deal to bring Southeast drayage provider Robin Hood Container Express into its family of companies.

Transport Topics
February 2, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Special Truck Lane in New Mexico Speeds up Border Shipments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

As NAFTA renegotiation talks wind down, a dedicated cargo lane for trucks is speeding up shipments from a massive Foxconn plant on the Mexican side of the Santa Teresa, N.M., border crossing.

Angela Kocherga | Albuquerque (N.M.) Journal
February 2, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Descartes Acquires Aljex to Broaden Freight Broker Capabilities

Descartes Systems Group acquired Aljex Software Inc. for $32.4 million, a move that expands the Waterloo, Ontario-based tech company’s services for freight brokers and carriers.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
February 2, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Baltimore Sets Record in 2017 With 10.7 Million Tons of Cargo

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

The Port of Baltimore set new cargo records in 2017, handling 10.7 million tons of general cargo and the most containers and autos in its history, officials said.

Colin Campbell | The Baltimore Sun
February 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

Amazon's Investment in Warehouses, Robots Pays Off in Rising Sales and Bigger Profit

Jim Young/Bloomberg News

Years of investments in warehouses and robots and data centers and gadgets — that have often tested investor patience — paid off big for Amazon over the holidays.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2018
Business, Logistics

Roadrunner Releases Financials Through 2016

Roadrunner truck Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc.

One year after withdrawing its financial statements dating to 2011, Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Jan. 31 took a major step forward by releasing amended results through 2016.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018

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