Logistics
Business, Technology, Logistics

How Mercedes Plans to Recapture Its Early Lead in Robo-Cars

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Three decades ago, an experimental Mercedes-Benz van managed to steer, brake and accelerate on its own. But after the technology was refined enough to put an S-Class sedan through its paces on a highway around Paris in 1994, it was largely set aside as commercially unviable.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Senators to Question Chao on Infrastructure, Budget

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is headed to Capitol Hill to field questions from senators critical of the Trump administration’s 10-year infrastructure plan and proposal to reduce funding for transportation programs.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
Logistics

Saddle Creek Logistics Plans for CEO Transition

Saddle Creek Logistics Services CEO Cliff Otto plans on retiring, and current Chief Financial Officer Mark Cabrera is being groomed for the job, the company announced.

Transport Topics
June 2, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Opinion: Urbanization’s Effect on the Supply Chain

For the first time in almost 100 years, the rate of urban population growth has outpaced suburban growth. Americans are flocking to urban areas in large numbers — especially younger workers, or millennials, who view city living as a way to reduce commuting time and transportation expenses. At the same time, we are seeing the deindustrialization of center cities and changes to consumers’ lifestyle preferences.

May 29, 2017
Business, Logistics

Polaris Transportation Group Acquires Canadian Truckload, Warehousing Firm

Polaris Transportation Group

Polaris Transportation Group announced it has acquired chemical hauler J.G. Drapeau Ltd. and sister firm Commercial Warehousing Ltd. as part of a plan to grow and diversify its business. All of the companies are based in Toronto.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
May 23, 2017
Business, Logistics, Equipment

Trailer Orders Rise 19% in April to 20,200; Positive Trend Continues for 7th Month

Utility Trailer

U.S. trailer orders in April rose 19% in what analysts said was an extended growth cycle that shows no signs of reversing.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
May 22, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern Invests Money to Improve Railroad Tracks

Kansas City Southern announced a $24.6 million investment to replace cross ties and improve crossings on the railway track between Neosho, Mo., and Blanchard, La.

Transport Topics
May 19, 2017
Business, Logistics

Forward Air Closes Deal With Atlantic Trucking Co.

Forward Air Corp. has acquired the assets of Atlantic Trucking Co. in a deal finalized May 18, just more than one month after it was first announced.

Transport Topics
May 19, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

Port of Oakland Begins Project to Raise Height of Four Cranes

In nine months, 366-foot cranes will soar 27 feet taller, towering above container vessels at California’s Port of Oakland on the San Francisco Bay.    

Transport Topics
May 19, 2017
Business, Logistics

GlobalTranz Acquires Logistics Planning Services

Freight broker GlobalTranz Enterprises Inc. acquired Logistics Planning Services, also a freight brokerage, in a move that significantly increases its market share in third-party logistics services.

Transport Topics
May 19, 2017

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