Logistics
Business, Logistics

Mack, SAF Holland Roll Out Extra-Heavy-Duty Options

Mack Pinnacle by Jonathan S. Reiskin/Transport Topics

MONTREAL — Equipment manufacturers Mack Trucks and SAF Holland rolled out extra-heavy-duty options here at the ExpoCam truck show, while an executive with trailer maker Manac Inc. pointed out that his customers often have to heat their dry vans.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 24, 2017
Editorial, Business, Fuel, Autonomous, Government, Logistics

Editorial: Saving the Planet? It’s on Us

While President Donald Trump is calling for reversals of some environmental regulations, it’s important to note what isn’t changing. And that is the commitment that freight carriers, truck makers and even some shippers, such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., are making to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

April 24, 2017
Opinion, Business, Autonomous, Government, Logistics

Opinion: Solutions to Help Eliminate Late Payments

There is nothing fun about not getting paid for the loads you have hauled. But unfortunately, every small trucking company and owner-operator will encounter clients who sometimes take 45 to 60 days — or longer — to pay.

April 24, 2017
Business, Logistics

Profits Up at CSX, Decline at CP in 1Q; Harrison Pushes for Rail Consolidation

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

Rail freight companies began the earnings season with mixed results as profits rose 1.7% at CSX Corp. but plunged 20% at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Will Uber Replace Freight Brokers? ‘Absolutely Not,’ Tech Expert Insists

Roger W. Gilroy/TT

ORLANDO, Fla. — The emergence of Uber-style transactions in the freight industry will not replace brokers, experts in the segment said while acknowledging a surge in both the number of new motor carriers and mobile apps to locate freight.

Roger W. Gilroy | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Business, Logistics

ExpoCam Provides Recruiting Opportunities for Companies

Day & Ross booth by Jonathan S. Reiskin/TT

MONTRÉAL — Mercer Transportation Co. is a regular at the Mid-America Trucking Show because the flatbed carrier and MATS share Louisville, Ky., as a hometown — but that was not a reason to avoid ExpoCam.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 24, 2017
Business, Logistics

Pricey Canadian Diesel Kindles Desire for Aerodynamic Savings

MONTREAL — Two suppliers of aerodynamic fairings at the ExpoCam truck show here said sales of the mileage-enhancing products are popular on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. However, a key difference is the approach of the government.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 24, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern Profits Up Despite Mexican Peso Depreciation

Sneebly/Flickr

Kansas City Southern reported profits rose 36% in the first quarter, although the gains were lowered to a 12% increase after applying the exchange rate between the Mexican peso and the U.S. dollar.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 21, 2017
Business, Logistics

Profits Up at CSX, Down at Canadian Pacific in First Quarter

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The rail freight carriers' earnings season began on a mixed note as profits rose 1.7% at CSX Corp. but plunged 20% at Canadian Pacific Railway in the first quarter compared with the same period in 2016.

Transport Topics
April 19, 2017
Business, Logistics

Video: Will Knight-Swift Merger Catch Feds' Interest?

TT's Daniel Bearth, Eugene Mulero

Will the planned merger of Knight Transportation Inc. and Swift Transportation — one of the trucking industry's largest mergers ever — catch the attention of federal antitrust regulators? Watch as TT Senior Features Writer Daniel Bearth provides his take on that question for colleague Eugene Mulero.

Transport Topics
April 18, 2017

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