Technology, Logistics

Drivers Share Mixed Views on Automated Trucks

As the trucking industry moves toward more advanced automated driving technologies, drivers are viewing this trend with a mixture of optimism and trepidation.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
June 16, 2017
Business, Logistics

Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Whole Foods Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News

Amazon.com Inc. will acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, a bombshell of a deal that catapults the e-commerce giant into hundreds of physical stores and fulfills a long-held goal of selling more groceries.

Bloomberg News
June 16, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Georgetown Rail Colloquium Highlights Health of Rail, Ongoing Viability of Trucking

Several speakers at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' "The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry" colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and other transportation industries June 16.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2017
Business, Logistics

Cargo Volumes, Truck Delays Rise at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The amount of time it took the average truck driver to do business at the two largest North America ports rose six minutes year-over-year in May due to backups at Total Terminals International, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 13, 2017

Inland Empire Leads Southern California in Warehouse Growth

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The Inland Empire led Southern California in construction of logistics and freight-related warehousing real estate, according to a report released from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

Kevin Smith and Neil Nisperos | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, Calif.)
June 13, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Former CSX Exec Raises Questions About Jacksonville Port Dredging Project

Jacksonville Port Authority

As Jacksonville, Fla., faces a monumental decision about how to pay for one of the most expensive public works projects in city history, a retired CSX executive has emerged as an unlikely source of do-it-yourself research calling into question the bedrock assumptions the Jacksonville Port Authority uses to justify deepening the St. Johns River.

David Bauerlein | The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
June 12, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Opinion: Optimizing Pallet Flow Performance

Operating a warehouse requires management of forklifts, shelving and pallets to make work more efficient and help reduce wait times for truck drivers.

Ryan Wachsmuth | Sales Manager, Steel King Industries
June 12, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

How a Technological 'Tsunami' Is Shaking Up the Supply Chain Industry


Technological advances are hitting the industry like a giant wave, Paul Dittmann, executive director of the Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee, said.

Cortney Roark | Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel
June 8, 2017

Former Football Player Sees Success Off the Gridiron at ITS Logistics

ITS Logistics

Mike Crawford, a former player in the National Football League, has been promoted to run freight brokerage at ITS Logistics.

Transport Topics
June 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

Amazon, Wal-Mart to Build More Warehouses

Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News

Two of the top retailers plan on opening large distribution centers and creating more than 1,500 jobs in supply chain warehousing.

Transport Topics
June 5, 2017