Government, Business, Logistics

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Says There’s ‘Level of Risk’ of US-China Trade War

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said there is “a level of risk” that the tariff dispute between the United States and China will erupt into a full-scale trade war, though he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the world’s two largest economies will resolve differences through negotiations.

Justin Sink | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

NAFTA Trio Meets Amid Growing Optimism for Deal

Bob Lighthizer (right) U.S. trade representative; Chrystia Freeland (center) Canada's minister of foreign affairs and Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (left) Mexico's secretary of economy. (David Kawai/Bloomberg News)

Senior ministers from the three NAFTA countries are gathering in Washington amid growing signs of optimism that they could find common ground on the toughest issues.

Josh Wingrove Andrew Mayeda and Eric Martin | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Says He’ll Take ‘Very Serious Look’ at Amazon’s Business

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President Donald Trump said he will take a “very serious look” at Amazon and what he said is an “uneven playing field” the retailer enjoys against competitors.

Jennifer Epstein | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

China Vows to Fight Trump Tariffs ‘to the End’ as Tension Rises

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President Donald Trump said the current trade spat with China may hurt the markets in the short term but that America will emerge stronger from it, as a confrontation that has roiled global equities heats up between the world’s largest economies.

Toluse Olorunnipa and Andrew Mayeda | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2018
Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 50

Security Robot Cuts Crime for XPO

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A security robot that XPO Logistics deployed at its Atlanta logistics facility has reduced incidents in the parking lot and the building’s exterior to zero in the first six months it has been monitoring the area.

Transport Topics
April 5, 2018
Business, Logistics

Ports Off to Strong Start in 2018, but Expansion Needed, Experts Say

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Ports across the United States are shattering monthly and yearly records for the amount of cargo being shipped, and transportation industry experts say the trend likely will continue as the U.S. economy remains on a steady pace.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 5, 2018
Government, Logistics

More Toll Lanes Could Be Coming to North Carolina

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A $551 million project to add toll lanes on Interstate 77 in North Carolina from the South Carolina line to the Belk Freeway is among 77 statewide transportation projects being considered for future funding, the state’s department of transportation said.

Bruce Henderson | The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
April 4, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Truckers Ask Court to Halt Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Payments to PennDOT

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Groups representing truckers and other motorists asked a federal judge April 2 to halt the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s payments to PennDOT for state transportation projects while the court decides their claims that turnpike tolls are unconstitutionally excessive.

Peter Hall | The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call
April 4, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing Considers Turning Used 777s Into Cargo Planes

Air New Zealand's first Boeing 777-200ER is welcomed by a Maori "Kapa Haka" group upon landing at Auckland Airport October 29, 2005 for the first time. (Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is considering whether to convert used 777 passenger jets into freighters, seeking to capitalize as booming e-commerce sales spur new demand for airfreight worldwide, sources familiar with the matter said.

Benjamin D Katz and Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Investment in Technology, Innovation Is Changing Business of Logistics

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The combination of technology and innovation is changing the business of transportation and logistics in ways that are both potentially disruptive and critical to improving existing processes. And the changes are coming from inside and outside of the industry.

April 3, 2018