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  • Bill could provide $10 billion a year for infrastructure work

    By Jon Shumake / www.americanshipper.com /May 15th, 2019 The National Multimodal and Sustainable Freight Infrastructure Act, introduced by Rep. Lowenthal, would establish the Freight Transportation In...

  • 8 Retailers Facing Rising Risk as China Trade War Escalates

    By 24/7 Staff / www.supplychain247.com / May 10th, 2019 US has increased tariffs on US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to 25%, the hike was announced hours before China was set to sit down...

  • UPS vs. FedEx: What's the Difference?

    By Jay Wei / www.investopedia.com / May 6th, 2019 UPS vs. FedEx: An Overview United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) and FedEx Corp. (FDX) are two leading delivery services companies and main competitors to...

  • Trump tweets unlikely to move container rates

    By Chris Dupin / www.americanshipper.com / May 7th, 2019 There is not enough time to front-load shipments if Trump acts later this week. President Donald Trump’s Sunday tweets about tariff increases l...

  • UPS’ new trucks look straight out of a Pixar movie

    By Yoni Heisler / www.nypost.com / May 11th, 2018 The new UPS modular electric trucks It’s no secret that UPS is keenly interested in upgrading its fleet of trucks to more environmentally friendly mod...

  • YRC Worldwide’s Teamster workers approve contract

    By John Shumake / www.americanshipper.com / May 6th, 2019 Implementation of the national agreement, which is retroactive to April 1, is delayed until a supplemental contract with Joint Council 40 is r...

  • Trump Tweeted; Trade War Tariffs on $200B Chinese Imports Will Rise 25%

    By 24/7 Staff / www.supplychain247.com / May 5th, 2019 President Donald Trump threatened to dramatically escalate the trade war with China and said on Friday that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chin...

  • Call issued for shipping speed limits

    By Chris Dupin / www.americanshipper.com / March 1st, 2019 When carriers cut ship speeds in the great recession, emissions fell. Now a group of companies says this phenomenon can be used to fight glob...

  • UPS struggles in moderating market

    By Thomas Cullen / www.ti-insight.com / April 30th, 2019 Even allowing for the slightly fewer days over the period, the first quarter numbers from UPS were not quite as exciting as might be hoped for....

  • Amazon preps for One-Day Free Shipping

    By Jeff Berman / www.logisticsmgmt.com / April 29th, 2019 Amazon said it is at work in evolving its ubiquitous Prime Two-Day Shipping program in a One-Day Shipping program. Global e-commerce bellwethe...