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Trump Personally Pushed Postmaster General to Double Rates on Amazon, Other Firms

President Trump has personally pushed U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan to double the rate the Postal Service charges Amazon.com and other firms to ship packages, according to three people familiar with their conversations, a dramatic move that probably would cost these companies billions of...[more]


Trump Said Amazon Cost the USPS ‘Billions.’ But the Post Office Has a Different Explanation.

Trump Said Amazon Cost the USPS ‘Billions.’ But the Post Office Has a Different Explanation.

The U.S. Postal Service says that its large financial losses are caused by market forces and governmental constraints but not Amazon.com, in a release of its quarterly statistics that stood in contrast to pointed statements made by President Trump.[more]


Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups

Established U.S. logistics firms say digital-friendly freight startups that are drawing growing interest in Silicon Valley still lack the scale and customer relationships to threaten their share of the market.[more]


Freight Demand Pushes Truck-Order Backlog to Near Record Level

Freight Demand Pushes Truck-Order Backlog to Near Record Level

Freight-hauling firms slowed their roll in ordering new trucks last month, as backlogs at equipment factories spiked following record demand for new vehicles in the first quarter.[more]


Cold Shipping in Hot Demand as the World Craves More Fresh Food

One of the shipping industry’s hottest markets is cold boxes.[more]


Freight Railroads Get Boost from Tight Trucking Markets

Freight railroads are capitalizing on a historically tight trucking market as companies move more shipments from highways to rails.[more]


Prime Hike Gives Amazon Warchest for Fight Over Postal Costs

Prime Hike Gives Amazon Warchest for Fight Over Postal Costs

Amazon.com Inc’s 20-percent hike in the cost of Prime membership should deliver more than $1bn in extra revenue this year and cover any “rational” hike in United States Postal Service delivery fees, Wall Street analysts said on Friday.[more]


UPS’s Balancing Act: More Packages, Less Spending

United Parcel Service Inc. is ramping up a “transformation” plan to cut costs across the organization as the delivery firm responds to changes in how people shop and nontraditional competitors such as Amazon.com Inc.[more]


Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car

Amazon packages get delivered to all sorts of places. Front porches? Naturally. Cubicles? Of course. Inside locked homes? Yes, that, too.[more]


Amazon Prime Reaches More Than 100 Million Members, CEO Jeff Bezos Says

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has exceeded 100 million paid Prime subscribers and will continue to invest to meet "ever-rising" customer expectations.[more]


Truckers Seek New Routes Into Last Mile

More big trucking companies are looking to cash in on home delivery of bulky items as consumers grow more comfortable shopping online for furniture and other goods too big for conventional parcel networks.[more]


California State Senator Seeks to Crack Down on Wage Theft in Port Trucking Industry

A California state senator is proposing a bill aimed at holding major retailers accountable for using port truck companies that have a history of engaging in wage theft of drivers who are misclassified as independent contractors.[more]


XPO Logistics Joins Push to Digital Freight Booking

Traditional freight brokers are fighting digital load-matching startups with technology of their own.[more]


What Is the Donald Trump Vs. Jeff Bezos Feud Really About?

What Is the Donald Trump Vs. Jeff Bezos Feud Really About?

One is the world’s richest man, the other is the world’s most powerful.[more]


Is Amazon Bad for the Postal Service? Or Its Savior?

Five times in the last week, President Trump has pointed his Twitter arrows at Amazon over what he insists is a bad deal for the United States Postal Service.[more]


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