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Intermodal News

News from the intermodal freight transportation industry.


GOP negotiator says Infrastructure deal will be ready next week

Bloomberg | July 25, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Startup couriers snatch toehold in biggest shake-up of FedEx era
Startup couriers snatch toehold in biggest shake-up of FedEx era

Bloomberg | July 23, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Surging e-commerce is generating more package deliveries than giant couriers can handle, clogging retailers’ logistical pipelines and frustrating consumers. But the logjam is spawning startups with new ways of speeding deliveries.

REE Automotive will open its US headquarters and first integration center in Austin, Texas, as it prepares for production in 2023
REE Automotive will open its US headquarters and first integration center in Austin, Texas, as it prepares for production in 2023

AJOT | July 23, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

REE Automotive Ltd., a leader in e-Mobility, today announced that it will open its U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas to address the growing U.S. market demand for mission-specific EVs from delivery and logistics companies, Mobility-as-a-Service and new technology players. In addition, Austin will be the location of REE’s first asset-light Integration Center for the assembly and testing of its disruptive REEcorner™ technology and ultra-modular EV platforms.

Loadsmart releases Q2/21 numbers: Year-over-year revenue growth of 232%

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | Shipping Technology

Senate infrastructure deal in sight after Medicare agreement
Senate infrastructure deal in sight after Medicare agreement

Bloomberg | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

A bipartisan group of senators is closing in on a $579 billion infrastructure deal after agreeing to pay for it in part by delaying a Trump-era Medicare regulation, a key Democratic senator said Thursday.

Uber to buy TPG freight firm Transplace for $2.25 billion
Uber to buy TPG freight firm Transplace for $2.25 billion

Bloomberg | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to acquire Transplace, a logistics company owned by TPG Capital, for $2.25 billion in the ride-sharing company’s biggest bet on the trucking business.

Impact of EMEA flooding on supply chain
Impact of EMEA flooding on supply chain

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

This morning, some new data out from FourKites which highlights the impact the flooding in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands had on the larger supply chain.

TruckLabs expands value proposition with launch of truck driver engagement, measurement & retention software TripDynamics
TruckLabs expands value proposition with launch of truck driver engagement, measurement & retention software TripDynamics

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

TruckLabs, a technology company helping transform the trucking industry, today announced TripDynamics, an innovative, gamified software platform for driver engagement, real-time feedback, and miles-per-gallon performance measurement. For a fleet, benefits include fuel savings, profitability, and fleet sustainability gains. Drivers benefit through increased performance, satisfaction, and the ability to stay with a job they enjoy.

As TCA breaks carrier membership records, the Association announces a comprehensive initiative promoting trucking’s image
As TCA breaks carrier membership records, the Association announces a comprehensive initiative promoting trucking’s image

AJOT | July 22, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road

The Truckload Carriers Association is partnering with LaunchIt Public Relations to showcase the trucking industry and the strength and pride of the people in it

BTS: North American Transborder Freight up 94% in May 2021 from May 2020
BTS: North American Transborder Freight up 94% in May 2021 from May 2020

AJOT | July 21, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

Total Transborder freight: $108.6 billion of transborder freight moved by all modes of transportation, up 93.8% compared to May 2020 but remained 1.0% below May 2019. May 2021 Transborder freight was down 1.1% compared to $109.8 billion in May 2019.

ATA Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.5% in June
ATA Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.5% in June

AJOT | July 21, 2021 | Intermodal News | Road | By The Numbers

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.5% in June after falling 1% in May. In June, the index equaled 111.6 (2015=100) compared with 113.3 in May.

Rail boosters try to hitch ride on budget, infrastructure plans

Bloomberg | July 21, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Soaring commodities give CN a boost as it awaits Kansas City takeover ruling
Soaring commodities give CN a boost as it awaits Kansas City takeover ruling

Bloomberg | July 20, 2021 | Intermodal News | Rail

Canadian National Railway Co. is cashing in on a commodities boom that’s fueling demand for exports from Canada.

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