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Collaborative spirit nets Conagra Brands “Shipper of Choice” award

FreightWaves and Convoy recently teamed up to present the first annual Shipper of Choice Award to a top-notch manufacturer, distributor or retailer. Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG ) ranked number 4 out of 25 award winners. The first-of-its-kind award was created to recognize shippers committed to eliminating inefficiencies from the supply chain and aiming to be …

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FreightWaves Oil Report: Some words of assurance on IMO2020 supplies from a veteran oil trader

A weekly look at what occurred in the oil markets of the U.S. and the world this past week and what’s ahead. From left to right: Michael Winstone, Freepoint Commodities; Ananth Srinivasan, V-Tic Services; Giacomo Rispoli, Eni; Ralph Grimmer, Stillwater Associates; Richard Swann, S&P Global Platts It’s going to be OK. That was the message …

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Down Under Trucking: Oops! Bayswater Bridge claims another victim

A bridge in the eastern suburbs of Perth, Western Australia, is notorious for causing trucks to get stuck. For some reason, truck drivers repeatedly misjudge the 3.8 meter (12.47 foot) clearance of the bridge. Nobody knows why. It’s not like the air gap of the bridge is a secret (see picture). The Bayswater Bridge is …

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Nikola secures Gold and Silver Project of the Year award

Area Development magazine has named trucking startup Nikola Motor one of its Gold & Silver Shovel 2019 projects of the year. The annual awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities. Five high-value projects were also recognized. Nikola’s headquarters facility opens …

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Laredo Motor Carriers Association aims to unite local trucking industry along the border

In June 2016, a leading group of Laredo carrier companies decided to band together and launch a new association focused on promoting and furthering Laredo as the “trucking capital” of the United States. From their efforts, the Laredo Motor Carriers Association (LMCA) was formed. LMCA recently celebrated its three-year anniversary by adding its 200th member. …

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Top Story: Data Says Offering Career Development Boosts Employee Retention

Are you giving your employees what they want? You might think that means, “Am I giving them more money?” Well, you’re probably right to a degree. But according to a new survey this week from Instructure, it’s not money — all the time — that forces employees away from your company. Instead, 70% say they’d …

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USPS changes parcel pricing strategy; shipper impact unclear

On June 23, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) implements a pricing change that subjects more parcels to rates pegged to their dimensions instead of their actual weight. What impact, if any, this has on the USPS shipper universe won’t be known for months. Under the new policy, USPS will, for the first time, price parcels …

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Major Indian port in path of tropical cyclone

Tropical Cyclone Vayu formed in the Arabian Sea earlier this week, the eye brushing by the northwestern coast of India on Thursday, June 13. Ahead of the storm, airports were shut down, schools were closed and hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated. Powerful winds about 70 miles from the eye of the storm reached …

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