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UPS Hiring 95,000 Seasonal Workers to Keep Up With Holiday Surge

John Sommers II for TT

UPS Inc. expects to hire 95,000 temporary workers this year to help it with the annual holiday surge, when daily shipments rise by more than half.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Cross-Border Training Seeks to Cut Time, Improve Safety for Truckers at Arizona Ports of Entry

Safety inspector Anamarie Acevedo guides a truck into a inspection stall at the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz. John Miller/AP

Arizona is the first state in the country to have inspectors travel across the border to train commercial truck drivers on how to cut crossing times at ports of entry while improving safety.

September 20, 2017
Business, Logistics

Brokers Move More Truckload Freight in Second Quarter

Cowan Logistics brokerage office Cowan Logistics brokerage office via Cowan Systems

Freight revenue and volume grew single digits year-over-year in the second quarter, but margins shrunk during the same period because spot market rates were higher than mid-2016, according to the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s quarterly 3PL Market Report.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business, Logistics

Truck Turn Times Slow One Minute in August

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles (Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The average truck turn time at the nation’s two largest ports slowed one minute in August compared with last year, even while more containers flowed into the terminals this year.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2017
Business, Logistics

ATA Tonnage Index Jumps 8.2% in August

Port of Virginia Virginia Port Authority

Truck tonnage took a healthy 8.2% step up in August, perhaps driven by hurricane preparation work and port shipping, American Trucking Associations said Sept. 19.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 19, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Shipping Companies’ Expansion in Hawaii Could Go Bust for Some

Jeremy Segrott/Flickr

When an established maritime company announced tentative plans last month to start a new domestic shipping line in 2020 to serve Hawaii, it said such service would provide “market stability.” But another possible result is a cargo capacity glut

Andrew Gomes | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
September 19, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Celadon Sells Assets of Flatbed Division to PS Logistics

John Sommers II for TT

Celadon Group is getting out of the flatbed business, striking a deal to sell all of the assets of its flatbed division to PS Logistics in Birmingham, Ala., company officials announced Sept. 18.

Daniel P. Bearth | Transport Topics Senior Features Writer
September 18, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Construction Begins on Wisconsin FedEx Truck Terminal Opposed by Nearby Residents

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Construction is beginning in Oak Creek, Wisc., on a huge FedEx truck terminal opposed by nearby residents.

Tom Daykin | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
September 18, 2017
Government, Safety, Logistics

Analysis: An Infrastructure Deal Should Be Easy, But Isn’t

Ocala, Fla, - June 11, 2017: A sinkhole opens in a parking area and swallows a car that teeters on the edge. Michael Warren/Getty Images

Although Trump made big promises during the campaign and in his first days in the White House, the administration’s initial plan is for a meager $200 billion spread out over a decade and is reliant on private partnerships.

Albert R. Hunt | Bloomberg News
September 18, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

California County May Halt New Trucking Terminals as Tensions Rise

Sutter County California

Sutter County may move to temporarily halt any new trucking operations in unincorporated areas as tensions mount with area residents over trucking terminals off Highway 99 south of Yuba City.

Joshua Gutierrez | Appeal-Democrat (Marysville, Calif.)
September 14, 2017

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