Trucking

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  • Ryder System Laredo Texas new warehouse near shoring
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    Ryder System sets sights on growing cross-border business

    A new warehouse in Laredo, Texas, and an expanded drayage yard in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, give the carrier additional capacity to handle more freight.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    CPKC, Bison Transport ink intermodal services agreement

    The deal is among several partnerships between segment players to capitalize on growing cross-border shipping traffic.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Photo Illustration: Getty Images; Industry Dive

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    Trendline

    Top 10 stories from Supply Chain Dive

    Check out 10 of our biggest stories of 2023 so far, as companies pivot to operating supply chains in a post-pandemic world.

    By Supply Chain Dive staff
  • Three of ArcBest's new Vaux autonomous forklifts stand in a row with their lights illuminated in a dark warehouse.
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    ArcBest debuts line of automated forklifts, reach trucks

    The company has piloted the remotely operated equipment in customers' distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, CEO Judy McReynolds said in an interview.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Top 5 trucking dispatch software providers for 2024

    As a growing asset-based carrier in 2024, having an efficient truck dispatch system in place is more critical than ever for managing your expanding fleet, optimizing complex operations and winning the most profitable loads – particularly dedicated lanes.

    By Bryan Jones, CEO of Truckbase.com • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Railroads target safety, service improvements to lure shippers in 2024

    Boosting network efficiency is a key step in convincing shippers to shift their freight to intermodal, rail executives said.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
  • A UPS truck leaves the yard in 2010 in Chicago. The company is considering strategic alternatives to its Coyote Logistics subsidiary.
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    UPS considers sale of Coyote Logistics truckload brokerage

    “Perhaps the business is worth more to someone else,” CEO Carol Tomé said on a Q4 earnings call.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    From geopolitics to inflation: 2024’s supply chain trends and risks

    Companies are adjusting their strategies at every step of the supply chain to position themselves for success in the year ahead.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    8 logistics trends to watch in 2024

    Risk is sparing no mode of transportation in 2024 as geopolitics, labor talks, freight demand and capacity fluctuations will continue to alter supply chain strategies.

    By , , , Jan. 30, 2024
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    Dry van freight contracts fall to lowest average in years

    Sluggish freight demand is starting to recover, ACT Research noted.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
  • Ryder opens one-million-square foot distribution center for Lexmark in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
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    Ryder opens fulfillment center for Lexmark

    The 1 million-square-foot facility in Indiana will add new delivery capabilities for the imaging and technology company.

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Hub Group acquires Forward Air’s final mile business for $262M

    The deal includes the transfer of about 45 locations and more than 640 employees.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Forward Air plans general rate increase of 5.9%

    The new rate will be tendered on shipments beginning Feb. 5, the carrier announced last week. 

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Q&A

    10 minutes with DOT’s multimodal office head

    Deputy Assistant Secretary Allison Dane Camden discussed her background, her new office's staffing and the Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) initiative's progress in an interview.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
  • Trucks, including an armored car, pass through U.S. customs on October 17, 2016 in Laredo, Texas.
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    Deep Dive

    Logistics companies race to adapt to shifting supply chains

    Carriers in ocean, air cargo, rail and trucking are launching new services and tweaking their networks amid evolving global trade flows.

    By , , , Dec. 11, 2023
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    Union Pacific plans Phoenix intermodal terminal to lure regional shippers

    The new service would provide a rail option that connects the Southwest U.S. to Southern California’s top ports.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
  • Estes Express Lines' headquarters is in a former life insurance building on West Broad Street in Richmond.
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    Timeline: How Estes responded to a cyberattack

    The trucking company actively communicated with shippers during its crisis as the carrier worked to restore its systems.

    By Nov. 29, 2023
  • President Joe Biden gives remarks on his Trucking Action Plan on the South Lawn of the White House in front of a pair of trucks.
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    White House launches DOT Multimodal Freight Office

    The office, created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will develop a national multimodal freight network and advance freight logistics improvements.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
  • An Old Dominion Freight Line truck pulls two trailers
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    Old Dominion to raise rates for second time this year

    The year-end increase is effective almost a month sooner than the one the LTL carrier executed at the beginning of this year.

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    Los Angeles, Long Beach ports offering $60M to aid in purchase of zero-emission trucks

    The vouchers to acquire Class 8 drayage trucks come ahead of emissions rules for new trucks in California.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
  • J.B. Hunt shipping containers are stacked on a BNSF train.
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    JB Hunt, BNSF’s new service seeks to convert just-in-time shipments to intermodal

    The trucking and rail giants are promising up to 95% on-time delivery for goods shipped on their joint Quantum service.

    By Nov. 10, 2023
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    Apple, Amazon, Nike and others back new push to decarbonize supply chains

    The Clean Energy Procurement Academy uses the expertise of its founding members to help suppliers transition to renewable energy sources.

    By Nov. 2, 2023
  • A truck hauling a Convoy trailer on a highway.
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    Flexport buys Convoy’s tech stack, plans to relaunch truckload service

    Convoy’s network of more than 80,000 carriers will help Flexport build out its nascent trucking services, CEO Ryan Petersen said.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    Obtained from Business Wire

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    Convoy closes, unable to find buyer

    The logistics startup’s CEO and co-founder blamed weak freight and capital markets in a layoff letter to employees. 

    By Oct. 19, 2023
  • Empty container sit stacked at a pop-up container yard by the Port of Los Angeles on December 16, 2021.
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    Tracker

    US ports by volume: How maritime cargo trends are stacking up

    The amount of containers handled at 12 major gateways can help show how the economy is faring. Use this tracker to dig into trends by seaport, coast and month.

    By , Updated Feb. 12, 2024
  • Inland Port Green in South Carolina. Image taken from ports photo gallery Sept. 2020.
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    Courtesy of South Carolina Ports Authority
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    Freight turnaround might take until 2025: analysts

    Higher interest rates and tepid spending are dragging down the long-term forecast, speakers said at the Journal of Commerce Inland Distribution Conference.

    By Oct. 2, 2023