CSX announces top executive E. Hunter Harrison is on medical leave

Class I railroad carrier CSX reported late yesterday that the company’s Chief Executive Officer and President E. Hunter Harrison is on medical leave, due to complications from a recent illness, and it added that COO James M. Foote has been named as acting CEO in the...

Fine print trucking regulations snag NAFTA modernization talks

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is strongly lobbying to tweak – not trash – the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.) And it’s not just transport companies who are leading the charge within the Chamber, U.S. Business Roundtable and other Washington lobbyist...

Tax reform agreement paves way for new infrastructure spending

Now that trucking and transport interests are applauding what appears to be the first major cut in corporate taxes in 30 years, they are hoping the applause they are heaping on Republicans reverberates into a call to spending some of that money on improving the...

YRC provides positive quarter-to-date operating metrics

Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide Inc. reported this week that it is seeing decent gains in its operating data for certain metrics on a quarter-to-date basis for the fourth quarter. Powered by...

project44 introduces rail visibility API

Following a November rollout of a new truckload visibility offering designed to enable a smarter information flow across shippers’ supply chains, Chicago-based project44 is taking the same approach for freight railroad shipping, announcing it has launched a new rail...

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach post impressive November volumes

Total November POLA volume came in at 924,225 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), which set a new record for monthly volumes in the port’s 110-year history, topping November 2016’s 877,564 TEU, and were up 5.3% annually. POLB November volume was up 14.7% annually at...

Transition Trucking awards military veteran with new Kenworth T680

Greg Softy, a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Army and truck driver for Stevens Transport, was named the winner of Fastport’s 2017 Transition Trucking: Driving for Excellence Award. Softy was announced as the winner during a ceremony on Friday, Dec. 15. Powered by...

New York State DOT seeking comments for ‘text stop’ in Schodack

The New York State Department of Transportation has plans to convert a rest area in Schodack that has been closed for more than seven years into a “text stop,” complete with truck parking and a commercial vehicles inspection area. NYSDOT is accepting comments and...