Fr8Hub launches U.S.-Mexico digital freight marketplace

Fr8Hub said that the focus of its digital freight marketplace is on directly matching cross-border shippers throughout Mexico and the U.S.—to and from border cities—with available carriers and drivers for their loads. And it added that through a pairing of tracking and visibility for shipments in and out of Mexico, the company’s flagship offering is a streamlined, cross-border freight marketplace.

CN announces deal to acquire the intermodal division of H&R Transport

Montreal-based Class I railroad carrier CN announced late last week that it has reached an agreement to acquire the intermodal division of Calgary, Alberta-based H&R Transport Limited. H&R’s core focus is in the intermodal temperature controlled sector and is positioned as the largest refrigerated intermodal service provider in Canada, complimented with a sizeable, highly reputed, over the road refrigerated fleet throughout Canada, the USA and Mexico,

Video: What to expect from trucking technology in 2019?

Bill Cassidy, senior editor, JOC provides his outlook on what technology developments we can expect in the trucking market in 2019, including better visibility, adoption of ELDs and better utilization of ELD data. ...

Video: Trucking industry outlook 2019

Bill Cassidy, senior editor, JOC provides his outlook for the US trucking market in 2019. ...

Strong US freight activity runs counter to economic fears

The US economy remains “extraordinarily strong,” based on the level of freight...

US intermodal growth to slow as tariffs pinch

US intermodal volume is set to grow for the third straight year but at a slower rate than 2018, thanks to international and domestic pressures.Tariffs on Chinese goods threaten the consumer confidence that drives the railing of...

Video: 2019 outlook on intermodal fluidity

Ari Ashe, associate editor, JOC.com, discusses his outlook for intermodal fluidity in 2019, following a challenging 2018 where intermodal volume grew more than anticipated. ...

Video: TVA Grows Memphis Supply Chain Workforce

JOC.com recently interviewed Senior Development Consultant Aaron Stewart about the Tennessee Valley Authority's work creating economic development opportunities in Memphis. With $11 billion in exports, 4 foreign trade zones, and the busiest national cargo airport, Stewart said, the TVA is in an ideal position to expand opportunities for a working...

Sponsored Video: E-commerce, Demand Trends in Industrial Real Estate

Sponsored: E-commerce trends are spurring a growing interest in urban multi-story industrial distribution facilities, noted Tony Beck, CenterPoint Properties' senior vice president of East Coast development, at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference. Beck offered his observations, from a real estate perspective, on the hot topic of the conference, capacity concerns.  2017...

Weekly wrap-up: Labor strife, congestion, rail problems challenge the Pacific Northwest

Troubles in the Pacific Northwest dominated the news this week. DP World Vancouver said it would stop accepting U.S.-bound rail cargo, although TSI Terminal Systems, the largest operator of container terminals at Port Metro Vancouver, said it will continue to accept such cargo. Cold Train, a refrigerated intermodal service linking...