Tag: freight


Infrastructure Coalition Advocates for Freight Funds

May 18, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

A coalition of several dozen groups gathered in the nation’s capital to draw attention to supply chain projects in need of federal support, calling on policymakers to approve long-term funding as well as reform the federal permitting process. The Coalition […]


FedEx Freight to close 29 locations, enact more furloughs

May 1, 2023

Via: Transport Dive

FedEx Freight is closing 29 locations in its network and enacting another round of temporary furloughs as demand continues to fall. Operations in affected places will be consolidated to other locations, effective Aug. 13, according to an emailed statement. “We […]


Illinois DOT invests nearly $200M in freight projects

April 3, 2023

Via: Transportation Today

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently announced it awarded $197.5 million in Illinois Competitive Freight Program funds to 22 projects that will improve freight movement. The program is designed to implement the goals of the Illinois State Freight Plan. […]


How Do You Factor Freight?

March 20, 2023

Via: Container News

Cash flow is everything when you are in the trucking business. After all, you must keep your truck on the road, so your business keeps moving, which takes money. According to Simplex Group, cash flow issues are relatively common in […]


Bill Would Let Younger Drivers Move Freight at Ports

January 25, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation that aims to allow young commercial drivers to transport freight from ports was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Led by Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.), the Ceasing Age-Based (CAB) Trucking Restrictions Act would classify certain statewide freight […]


A modern approach to logistics demands flexibility

July 5, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Transportation has seen a tremendous influx of new technologies after the pandemic exposed its weakest links. Now the industry is competing on a rapidly growing digital playing field. But as shippers and carriers begin to fully utilize digital freight technology, […]


New maruFreight Platform to Optimize Freight Exchange

January 9, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The platform creates an optimal digital user experience, leveraging the latest technology and real-time information, “to increase efficiency and simplify the complex chartering process,” Antonio Brizzo, President and Chief Executive Officer of maruFreight, explained. It is designed to facilitate optimal […]

Impact & Regulations

Regional Planners Use Freight Capacity to Woo Business Relocation

January 11, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Freight considerations are rarely of primary importance for legislators and others in government, but there are some public officials who appreciate the great importance of transporting goods and use that understanding to recruit business development. Local and regional government planners […]

Impact & Regulations

Earnings Turmoil Deepens at Railroads as Trucks Poach Freight

October 13, 2016

Via: Transport Topics

Railroads lost cargo to trucks in the third quarter, adding to a yearlong slide in profits as demand tumbled for coal, oil and metals. Intermodal cargo, goods hauled in containers, fell a second consecutive quarter for the first time since […]