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Costco drops trucking company accused of labor violations
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Costco drops trucking company accused of labor violations

Costco, one of the world’s largest retailers, has stopped doing business with a California trucking company accused of trapping drivers in debt and then using it to force them to work overtime. The action comes as brands across the U.S. face increased scrutiny for ignoring labor abuses in their supply lines, a widespread problem first...

August 29, 2017September 25, 2017by
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics acquires Chicago-based United Global Logistics
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RoadOne IntermodaLogistics acquires Chicago-based United Global Logistics

By: AJOT | Aug 17 2017 at 09:27 AM | Intermodal   | Transport Intermediaries Acquisition adds network depth and greater service capabilities Randolph, Massachusetts – RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a leading single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics service company, announces today the acquisition of UGL, United Global Logistics, Inc., to strengthen its Midwest service offerings and overall...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
Funding for freight transportation infrastructure needed to keep U.S. economy moving
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Funding for freight transportation infrastructure needed to keep U.S. economy moving

By: AJOT | Aug 17 2017 at 09:37 AM | International Trade Infrastructure is the backbone of developed nations. Our ability to move raw materials and finished products between domestic and world markets is critical to economic success. Right now, the U.S. freight transportation industry is at a crossroads and infrastructure funding is urgently needed...

August 17, 2017August 17, 2017by
ELD rumors dispelled: Small fleet exemption? Delay to 2019? Answers here…
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ELD rumors dispelled: Small fleet exemption? Delay to 2019? Answers here…

I received an email from an owner-operator this weekend with a few questions regarding the federal government’s fast-approaching mandate for electronic logging devices. The rule hasn’t changed since its publication in December 2015 (though FMCSA has altered its interpretations of the rule’s key exemption), but there seems to be lore among some in the industry...

August 10, 2017August 10, 2017by
HaulFox, FourKites Partner to Enhance Visibility for Freight Brokers
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HaulFox, FourKites Partner to Enhance Visibility for Freight Brokers

HaulFox, a provider of transportation management software for freight brokers, has partnered with freight-tracking technology provider FourKites to enhance supply chain visibility, the companies said in a joint announcement. FourKites’ technology collects shipping location and status information in real time from more than 60 onboard GPS systems, electronic logging devices, trailer tracking devices and driver...

August 8, 2017August 8, 2017by
Convoy, Uber Accelerate Push to Match Carriers With Loads Via Mobile Apps
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Convoy, Uber Accelerate Push to Match Carriers With Loads Via Mobile Apps

The push to automate freight brokering is gaining momentum with technology startup Convoy raising $62 million to accelerate its growth plans and Uber Freight adding features and expanding into new markets since its May launch. These digital freight brokers offer mobile applications that match carriers with loads, automate manual processes and provide upfront pricing and...

August 8, 2017August 8, 2017by
Uber Freight Expands Territory, App Features
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Uber Freight Expands Territory, App Features

Less than three months after launching, Uber Freight is expanding into new markets and building out its on-demand freight app, adding personalized features and push notifications to make it easier for drivers to find work. The ride-hailing technology company’s fledgling logistics business is expanding efforts to sign up drivers located in the West, Midwest and...

August 3, 2017August 3, 2017by
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