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- Deal reached to end walkout at key New York-area produce marketby John Kingston on January 23, 2021
A deal has been reached to end a strike by workers at the Hunts Point market in New York, with a vote by rank-and-file Teamsters to take […]
- The Daily Dash: Buttigieg supports raising fuel taxes; a truck driver’s...by Brian Straight on January 23, 2021
In today’s edition of The Daily Dash, raising fuel taxes could be an option to pay for infrastructure, and a truck driver who faced a […]
- Outbound tender volumes continue to fallby Seth Holm on January 23, 2021
Normal January seasonality may be upon us.
- Going around in circles — WHAT THE TRUCK?!?by Kaylee Nix on January 23, 2021
Dooner and The Dude discuss President Biden’s executive orders, circular economies and moving to sustainability on this episode of WHAT […]
- ‘Spotter’ in New Orleans Accident Scam Sentenced to 21 Monthsby Eric Miller on January 22, 2021
A so-called spotter who participated in at least two staged accidents against trucks in the New Orleans area has been sentenced to 21 […]
- What a mess: Triumph details problems with big factoring client acquired...by John Kingston on January 22, 2021
The Triumph acquisition of TFS has had plenty of problems since it was first announced.
- Shell decarbonization report: ‘Getting into gear’by Alyssa Sporrer on January 22, 2021
A Shell and Deloitte joint study addresses economic, technical and regulatory factors related to decarbonizing road freight.
- Elon Musk’s SpaceX Plans to Drill for Natural Gas Near Texas Launchpadby Sergio Chapa on January 22, 2021
Elon Musk recently moved to Texas, where he launches some of his rockets and is building a battery factory. Now, for good measure, he plans […]
- E-Commerce Shaped by COVID-19 May Become New Normal, Experts Sayby Eleanor Lamb on January 22, 2021
The online shopping trend hastened by the COVID-19 pandemic may signal a new normal for purchasing habits and shipping services, according […]
- Spireon Launches Tracking Hardware, Video-Based Solutionby Staff on January 22, 2021
Spireon announced a new modular vehicle tracking hardware device that includes optional dash cam capabilities using Lytx technology, […]
- Lytx Introduces Unassigned Drive Time Serviceby Staff on January 22, 2021
Lytx said its new Unassigned Drive Time Service simplifies the burden of managing unassigned vehicle movements, reducing labor costs and […]
- Aluminum-air battery innovator wins spot in Yara Marine X programby Alyssa Sporrer on January 22, 2021
Phoenician Energy’s aluminum-air batteries will be developed and piloted as part of the Yara Marine X program designed to create a […]
- First sentence in Louisiana staged accidents: less than 2 yearsby John Kingston on January 22, 2021
Although the defendant’s role in the staged accident scheme was relatively minor and he had cooperated with authorities, Mario Solomon […]
- Senate Committee to Meet for Gina Raimondo Confirmation Hearingby Eugene Mulero on January 22, 2021
President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Commerce is scheduled to defend her nomination before a Senate panel Jan. 26.
- Autocar Debuts DC Series Severe-Duty Work Trucksby Staff on January 22, 2021
Autocar has rolled out severe-duty versions of its new DC Series vocational truck.
- Commentary: Time to turn rest of US into innovation factoryby Brian Aoaeh on January 22, 2021
Now is the time to transform the United States’ dominance of information technology into a durable leadership position in innovations […]
- FreightWaves Truck Talk: Clearing the air editionby Alan Adler on January 22, 2021
Welcome back to FreightWaves Truck Talk, a weekly newsletter adding perspective, context and commentary to industry news and trends.
- Drilling Deep: What 2020 meant for more efficient fuel and freight trendsby John Kingston on January 22, 2021
NACFE’s Mike Roeth talks about a year like no other
- FreightWaves Classics: America’s commercial shipbuilding industry is...by Scott Mall, Managing Editor of FreightWaves Classics on January 22, 2021
The U.S. shipbuilding industry led the world - until 40 years ago. Read why it declined and why that is still important today.
- Maersk Loses 750 Containers as Seas Hammer L.A.-Bound Shipby Ann Koh on January 22, 2021
One of AP Moller-Maersk’s containerships carrying goods from China to the U.S. lost part of its cargo in the Pacific Ocean during bad […]
- Break down internal fleet silos, panelists stressby John G Smith on January 22, 2021
Every truck fleet needs to address safety, operational and recruiting demands, but Challenger Motor Freight commits to breaking down the […]
- STB, new chair urged to modernize freight rail policiesby Joanna Marsh on January 22, 2021
Marty Oberman has been appointed to serve as the chairman of the Surface Transportation Board.
- Shippers Expecting More Volume in 2021by Staff on January 22, 2021
A survey of shippers shows optimism that freight volumes will increase in 2021.
- Infrastructure Focus of Buttigieg Confirmation Hearingby Deborah Lockridge on January 22, 2021
Pete Buttigieg faced a mostly friendly Senate in his confirmation hearing for secretary of transportation Jan. 21, emphasizing a commitment […]
- Transport Topics Radioby Transport Topics on January 22, 2021
Transport Topics Radio is a weekly news roundtable airing Saturdays on SiriusXM channel 146 from 1-3 p.m. ET and rebroadcast Saturday […]
- Freight markets need another source of demandby Andrew Cox on January 22, 2021
We may be seeing signs of a traditional January lull, but at a much higher level than years past. On a rejection-adjusted basis, tender […]
- Are ocean logistics managers underpaid? — Navigate B2Bby Kaylee Nix on January 22, 2021
Steve Ferreira makes his case why ocean freight logistics managers should be paid more for their skills.
- U.S. Xpress Invests in Autonomous Truck Techby Staff on January 22, 2021
Although the carrier said there will always be a need for human drivers, the ongoing driver shortage and other market forces have led U.S. […]
- SPAC Boom Propels EV Makers to Public Marketsby Ed Ludlow and Crystal Tse on January 22, 2021
Until June last year, Tesla Inc. was the only dedicated electric carmaker based in the U.S. on the stock market. Then special purpose […]
- Liftgates for the Final Mileby Jim Park on January 22, 2021
Downsizing the truck for last-mile delivery doesn’t mean compromising on the liftgate. Carrying capacity, durability, and driver safety […]
- Transmission: Continental predicts software use in vehicles will rise to...by Clay Katzman on January 22, 2021
There’s a push for more digitization and a growing need for more software as more EVs emerge and more self-driving capabilities are added […]
- Oregon DOT Surveys Drivers Ahead of Local Road Usage Pilotby Eleanor Lamb on January 22, 2021
The Oregon Department of Transportation is in the process of determining whether interested Portland-area drivers are eligible to […]
- Most recent FedEx pricing surcharges feel permanentby Andrew Cox on January 22, 2021
Retailers with physical footprints have been able to leverage new modes of fulfillment to pass increased costs associated with online […]
- Mack Enhances Axle Warranties on Model Year 2022 Truckson January 22, 2021
Mack Trucks announced it extended the time and mileage coverage for its standard Mack axle warranties on model year 2022 vehicles.
- Tesla’s Autopilot Won’t Achieve Full Autonomy, Waymo CEO Saysby William Wilkes on January 22, 2021
Tesla Inc. has taken a misguided approach to developing fully autonomous cars and its “full self-driving” system will fail to live up […]
- Lightning eMotors Expands Manufacturing Footprinton January 22, 2021
Lightning eMotors, a provider of electric powertrains for a range of commercial vehicles, announced it is adding 107,000 square feet to the […]
- Conway Beam Expands Dealership in Western New Yorkon January 22, 2021
Truck dealership Conway Beam Truck Group announced it invested $16.2 million with the opening of a new 75,000-square-foot location in West […]
- Truck driver honored for preventing potentially deadly crashby Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist on January 22, 2021
Trucker Morgan Kirkland after narrowly avoiding a head-on collision: “My worst fear almost came true, that I would die in this truck.”
- Making a smooth transition to ELDsby James Menzies on January 22, 2021
When implementing electronic logging devices (ELD) to comply with the Canadian mandate set to take effect in June, focus not only on what […]
- Coronavirus challenges CSX’s fourth quarterby Joanna Marsh on January 22, 2021
Elevated numbers of CSX employees who contracted COVID-19 or are in quarantine have resulted in operational challenges to the railroad in […]
- Kansas City Southern’s Q4 net income rises 30%by Joanna Marsh on January 22, 2021
KCS’ fourth-quarter 2020 net profit was $165.7 million, compared with $127.2 million in Q4 of 2019.
- Parade of snowstorms to march through Western statesby Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist on January 22, 2021
Truckers will hit periods of heavy snowfall and gusty winds out West for the next week (with forecast video).
- Joshi named FMCSA deputy administratorby Abdul Latheef on January 22, 2021
The U.S. government has appointed transportation consultant Meera Joshi deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety […]
- The Daily Dash: LTLs on the rise; strong freight fundamentals remain in...by Brian Straight on January 22, 2021
In today’s edition of The Daily Dash, conditions remain favorable for LTLs and the overall freight environment. Plus, a new SPAC targets […]
- DB Schenker lifts pause on truck trips to UKby Eric Kulisch, Air Cargo Editor on January 22, 2021
There’s a steep learning curve for importers and exporters now that the U.K. is no longer part of the European Union. Botched customs […]
- White Paper: The Big Book of Shipper’s Linksby Sponsor on January 22, 2021
The shipping business is tough. We could all use a tip, trick, and new set of tools to help us out. Here’s the 115 best websites, apps […]
- COVID outbreak could cripple California container portsby Greg Miller, Senior Editor on January 22, 2021
Nearly 700 dockworkers in California have COVID. Hundreds more are out due to quarantines. Pleas for fast-track vaccinations intensify.
- Lore leaves unfinished business at Walmartby Mark Solomon on January 22, 2021
Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce chief, Marc Lore, departs with the company well positioned, but with a mixed bag of results.
- Biden signs executive order to strengthen COVID supply chainsby John Gallagher, Washington Correspondent on January 21, 2021
Biden’s executive orders address the COVID-19 supply chain and mask mandates among transportation modes.
- Everything was bigger in fourth quarter for factoring business at Triumphby John Kingston on January 21, 2021
Fourth-quarter figures at Triumph were impacted by the third-quarter acquisition of Covenant’s factoring business.