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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]

Nikola, a Tesla Competitor, Scores Big Electric Truck Order From Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch, which ordered 40 electric semi trucks from Tesla last December, on Thursday upped its bet on a green fleet by placing a substantially larger order with a competitor.[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 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]

Truck Maker Volvo Rides Demand Boom but Supply Chain Feels Strain

Truck maker AB Volvo beat first-quarter expectations thanks to strong demand for trucks and construction equipment across most markets but cautioned that its supply chain was coming under pressure.[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 Inc.[more]

Maersk Wants to Take Down Global Food Loss

Maersk and Rockstart, a European startup accelerator, have partnered in an initiative called FoodTrack to foster startups with ideas for tackling global food loss.[more]

Amazon Is Launching International Shopping From the U.S.

Amazon is expanding the reach of its U.S. store.[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]

World Shipping Industry Agrees to Reduce Carbon Emissions 50 Percent by 2050

Members of the UN International Maritime Organisation last week struck a deal to halve carbon dioxide emissions from shipping by 2050 in a deal that will force the industry to redesign fleets.[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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