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STB Seeks Input on First- and Last-Mile Rail Service Issues

September 8, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Surface Transportation Board is seeking comments on issues related to first-mile and last-mile rail service, according to a notice published in the Federal Register on Sept. 8. First-mile and last-mile (FMLM) service refers to the movement of railcars between […]


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VTNA Plant to Be Supplied Using VNR Electric Trucks

September 7, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Volvo VNR Electric, Volvo Trucks North America’s first commercially available battery-electric Class 8 vehicle, will be deployed on local logistics routes servicing the company’s New River Valley truck assembly operations in Dublin, Va., by the end of 2021, the […]


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Cold Transport Moves Further Into Electrification

August 31, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

North America has the most advanced cold chain on the planet, some say. Now the technology for cooling transported goods is adapting. It is moving further into electrification and other means to spur deployments of zero-emission transport refrigeration units, manufacturers […]


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New Orleans Port Halts Container Terminals on Hurricane Ida

August 30, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The port of New Orleans has halted container terminal and break-bulk operations as Hurricane Ida lashes the Louisiana coast with torrential rain and heavy winds. New Orleans Terminal and Ports America, ceased loading and unloading at the terminals Aug. 30, […]


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Visibility paramount in supply chain management

August 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Visibility’s role in logistics is undeniably a hot topic, yet a significant portion of the industry has been slow to actually adopt visibility technology. Not too long ago, enhanced visibility options were viewed as a “nice-to-have” perk, prompting some companies […]


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Tanker shipping equities: State of the market and rising asset prices

August 24, 2021

Via: Hellenic Shipping News

With investors experiencing a massive upside in earnings as well as stock returns in container and dry bulk shipping, expectations have risen to similar levels for tanker shipping as well. However, unlike container and dry bulk sectors the story for […]


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Cowan Systems Implements Driver Incentive Program

August 23, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Cowan Systems has implemented an incentive program that guarantees every newly hired driver a $15,000 bonus, the company announced Aug. 19. The Regional Driver Incentive Program also includes additional bonuses based on experience. Those qualified CDL-A drivers who join the […]


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The simple truth on trucking’s low retention rates

August 20, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The simple truth is that the low retention rates prevalent in the trucking industry are nothing more than a business challenge gone unchecked. Being in the trucking industry exaggerates this challenge by being capital intensive and having very few restrictions […]


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Toyota Cuts Show Chip Shortage Ravages Even Best Supply Planners

August 19, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota Motor Corp.’s efforts to stockpile enough chips and other key components to ride out supply disruptions only protected the company so long before it too succumbed to the shortages eviscerating automakers. The manufacturer will suspend production at 14 plants […]


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Maersk secures fuel supply for 1st green methanol-fueled ship

August 19, 2021

Via: Offshore Energy

As disclosed, the renewable energy company will establish a new Danish facility to produce approximately 10,000 tonnes of e-methanol that Maersk’s carbon-neutral vessel will consume annually. The methanol facility will use renewable energy and biogenic CO2 to produce e-methanol. On […]