Trucking

Today’s Pickup: Amazon reportedly tests inventory staging for merchants

Good day, Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is reportedly testing a new service that allows merchants to stage inventories near fulfillment centers to meet holiday demand  Amazon is piloting the new service, called Storage and Replenishment, in Ontario, California, and plans to expand it elsewhere in the U.S., Bloomberg reported on Dec. 2, citing documents it …

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Major logistics provider Tasco reports mixed bag of financial results

Integrated logistics services provider Tasco (BM: 5140 ) has reported second quarter 2019 revenues of 190.7 million Malaysian ringgit ($45.5 million) alongside a net profit of 4.3 million ringgit ($1.0 million). Although net profits have surged in the company’s second quarter, analysts are disappointed by the six month results. The company’s financial year runs from …

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Maple Leaf Motoring: How the CN strike played on the freight market

Maple Leaf Motoring is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of Canadian transportation. This week: how the CN strike played out on SONAR; transport continues to slump in GDP data; and Bison parties down in Winnipeg. The end of the Canadian National (NYSE: CNI ) strike couldn’t have come soon enough for Canada.  …

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Borderlands: Ikea buys a Texas forest; Long lines for cargo trucks heading for Port Laredo

Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade. This week: Ikea acquires 42,000-acre forest in Texas; Port of Brownsville gains approval for $38 billion LNG projects; Laredo border bridges see long lines for cargo trucks; Global logistics provider Röhlig expands in Mexico. Ikea acquires 42,000-acre forest in …

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Down Under Trucking: hugely taxing time for truckers

Down Under Trucking is a weekly selection and round-up of trucking related stories from around Australia and from different aspects of the local trucking industry. This week: truckers slugged by box terminal operators; truckers slugged by tax hikes; truckers slugged by safety regulators; drivers slugged by Queensland politicians; Freightliner Cascadia rolls into the Outback; Linfox …

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Parking apps boost safety, productivity for female truckers

For many years, the trucking community has lamented the unavailability of safe and cheap parking spots for truckers to rest after their Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration-allotted hours of service (HoS) are up. In fact, 19.9% of the truckers surveyed in an American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) study placed the issue among their top three …

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USPS launches Operation Santa to help kids, families in need

The response to the U.S. Postal Service’s launch of its online Operation Santa program on Nov. 18 to help children and families in need this holiday season has been overwhelming. In fact, so many people have stepped up to play Secret Santa, the website nearly ran out of letters from those in need just days …

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Truck inspection at Canada-US border yields 50 kilograms of suspected cocaine

Border officers seized 50 kilograms of suspected cocaine in a commercial truck attempting to enter Canada from the U.S. and arrested the driver. Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officers intercepted the shipment — with a potential street value of C$4 million — on Nov. 18 at the Point Edward border crossing in southwest Ontario, near …

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Mexico tops list of international importer of Christmas trees from Oregon and Washington

With Christmas less than a month away, shipments of fresh-cut Christmas trees from U.S. producers are in full swing. Oregon leads the nation in Christmas tree production, with 383 growers selling about 4.6 million trees in 2018. Oregon Christmas trees had a sales value of $120.6 million in 2017, the latest data available from the …

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Malaysian Bulk Carriers reports yet more losses and sells assets

Dry bulk ship operator Malaysian Bulk Carriers (BM: 5077 ) has reported a weak set of third quarter results. Although revenues are up, the company incurred a loss for the quarter and, barring unexpected positive developments, looks likely to report a loss for the year. If so, that would be the fourth loss in six …

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