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Business, Logistics

Swift Kicks Off Digital Campaign to Tout Trucking to Young Workers

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Swift Transportation Co. is reaching out to young people with a digital marketing campaign that promotes the company’s culture, size and emphasis on job advancement.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
May 15, 2017
Business, Logistics

Shippers Seek Better Supply Chain Visibility; Real-Time Truck Monitoring Key Component

From left: Lower, Powell, Schrier, Greene/Transplace

AUSTIN, Texas — Improving real-time supply chain visibility remains a top priority in shipper surveys, several executives said during a meeting here at the Transplace Shipper Symposium.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2017
Business, Safety, Government, Autonomous, Fuel, Logistics, Technology

Uber Adds Trucking Brokerage Firm Amid Longhaul Push

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SAN FRANCISCO — Uber Technologies Inc. hired the team behind a Chicago transportation brokerage last fall as part of an effort to break into the longhaul trucking industry.

Julia Love and Heather Somerville | Reuters
May 12, 2017
Business, Logistics

Maersk Soars as CFO Says Liner Business `Definitely' Improving

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Shares in A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S soared as the company behind the world’s biggest container shipping liner pointed to an improvement in its transport business that it said wasn’t yet reflected in first-quarter results.

Christian Wienberg | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2017
Business, Logistics

Schneider Posts Higher Revenue, Lower Profits in First Quarter

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Schneider reported solid growth but lower overall profits in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period a year ago in its first quarterly financial report since becoming a public-traded company in April.

Transport Topics
May 11, 2017
Business, Logistics

Radiant Logistics Posts $396,000 Profit, Beating 2016 Levels

Radiant Logistics made $396,000 in profit in the fiscal third quarter, representing January through March 2017, reversing a $2.2 million loss one year ago.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2017
Business, Logistics

XPO Completes LTL Rebranding

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics said May 9 it has finished the rebranding of its North American less-than-truckload business a little more than 18 months after it was acquired from Con-way Inc.

Transport Topics
May 10, 2017
Business, Logistics

ITS Logistics Appoints Sanders CEO to Replace Founder Lynch

ITS Logistics

ITS Logistics has promoted Greg Sanders to take over as CEO, replacing Jeff Lynch, who started the business with two college buddies in 1999 and who will remain a part-owner and member of the board of directors.

Transport Topics
May 9, 2017
Opinion, Business, Government, Safety, Autonomous, Logistics, Fuel

Opinion: Network Analysis Takes on More Importance

We keep seeing signs that things are looking up for the trucking industry. Most of the relevant economic indicators are favorable for trucking. Commodities are getting stronger, oil rig counts are increasing and the housing recovery is persisting. At the same time, small businesses are feeling a greater sense of optimism, and improvements to the tax code may boost entrepreneurialism. Low unemployment rates ultimately will lead to higher wages, giving consumers more money to spend and putting more goods on trucks.

May 8, 2017
Business, Logistics, Government, Fuel

XPO Quarterly Results Soar, Bolstered by LTL, Last Mile

XPO Logistics Inc.

XPO Logistics Inc. earned a profit in the first quarter of the year for the first time since 2010, rocketing past analyst expectations on the strength of its linehaul, cross-dock and pickup-and-delivery operations.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017

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