Amazon Relay rewards carriers with program

Amazon Relay has a program designed to celebrate and reward the hardworking carriers who participate in the middle mile freight network. Carriers are the backbone of Amazon’s transportation network, so the Amazon Relay Rewards program was created to recognize and benefit them! Those who enroll can earn access to exclusive promotions and view Value Added …

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XPO Logistics names Drew Wilkerson as CEO for spin-off company

XPO Logistics Inc. has appointed Drew Wilkerson to be the CEO for the planned spin-off of its tech-enabled brokers services platform.Wilkerson will transition to the CEO role with the spin off, which the company expects to complete in the fourth quarter of this year. XPO intends to spin off its tech-enabled brokered services platform from …

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Bain Capital and Barber Partners announce $500 Million partnership to build cold-storage warehouses

Barber Partners LLC, a commercial real estate developer, and Bain Capital’s Special Situations strategy (“Bain Capital”) today announced the formation of a national programmatic joint venture targeting the development of approximately 15 Class-A, state-of-the-art cold storage warehouse projects under the Chill Storage brand. The joint venture launches with the objective of deploying $500 million of …

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Logistics companies and their goals toward sustainability

The global supply chain has monumental repercussions on the environment, causing long-term damage to ecosystems and generating record-breaking greenhouse gas emissions. But some of the world’s largest shipping companies are studying methods to reduce the footprint of their operations: Amazon: The company’s plans to make shipment of goods emission-free include deploying 100,000 electric delivery vehicles …

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Alpine Air Express Inc. acquired Suburban Air Freight Inc.

Alpine Air Express, Inc., a leading regional air cargo carrier providing critical air infrastructure supporting a wide range of integrated logistics operations throughout North America, announced that it has acquired Suburban Air Freight Inc. Headquartered in Provo, Utah, Alpine is a leading Part-135 air cargo operator with a long and distinguished history of providing its …

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WestJet Cargo took delivery of the first of four Boeing Converted Freighters

WestJet Cargo took delivery of the first of four Boeing Converted Freighters (B737-800BCF) via lease from BBAM Limited Partnership (BBAM). WestJet Cargo is the first operator in Canada to operate the B737-800BCF and the second airline in the country with a Boeing 737-800 freighter. WestJet is entering a Canadian air cargo market dominated by Cargojet …

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Oakland Athletics sued by shipping groups

Groups representing truckers, ocean carriers, terminal operators, longshore workers and other port-related businesses, many of them union-organized, argue in one of the suits that the city shouldn’t have approved the environmental impact report for the Oakland Waterfront Ballpark District Project. A $12 billion plan by the Oakland Athletics to build a stadium, luxury condominiums, office …

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Record high diesel prices are affecting the trucking industry

Expensive diesel prices nationwide are causing private truckers to adjust in order to continue. While most Americans are gasping at gas prices, truckers are dealing with the price of diesel. Diesel, which cost less than $4 per gallon last month, has jumped to a record high of more than $5 per gallon — an increase …

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Drivewyze’s e-Inspection program will operate in Vermont

Vermont is joining Kansas, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Utah among states piloting expedited inspections with Drivewyze – making it possible to directly transmit electronic logging device (ELD) data when a truck is selected for an inspection. According to Brian Heath, President, and CEO of Drivewyze, interest and now participation—is creating a new era …

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Ohio based Air Transport Services Group Orders More Boeing Freighter Conversions

Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSG), the world’s largest owner and operator of converted Boeing 767 aircraft, announced today that its leasing subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management has placed a second order with Boeing (NYSE: BA) for the conversion of four CAM-owned 767-300 aircraft into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF), with an option for four additional …

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