NYC judge orders Amazon to fire workers for organizing

Like hundreds of thousands of workers across the tech industry, Amazon workers face an uncertain future with layoffs, hiring freezes and union activity all hitting the company at once. A cease and desist order is the latest development in the saga. On Friday, District Judge Diane Gujarati in the Eastern District of New York filed … Read more

White paper: Why are shippers leaving money on the table?

The freight market is characterized by volatility, but the extreme fluctuations that have accompanied the coronavirus pandemic – both its devastation and the recovery of society – have made both capacity and rates more difficult than ever to predict. This unpredictability inspired tech companies to invest in freight procurement software that allows shippers to gain … Read more

The Log: Crowley extends Wreaths Across America support to Pennsylvania

The log book is a weekly roundup of human interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: Crowley adds a third location to his Wreaths Across America sponsorship; XPO Donates Over 42,000 Pairs of Socks to the Homeless; and UPS supports safe mobility habits in Bangkok. Crowley extends Wreath Across America support to Pennsylvania … Read more

Rail Roundup: Norfolk Southern Seeks Short-Line Acquisition; BNSF opens bridge

Norfolk Southern intends to acquire more than 300 miles of Midwest-Southeast Short Line Norfolk Southern plans to acquire the 337-mile Cincinnati Southern Railway, which runs between Cincinnati and Chattanooga, Tennessee. The city of Cincinnati, which owns the railroad, would receive consideration of $1.62 billion. The railroad would pay for the transaction through a combination of … Read more

Relationships, technology buoy bearers in the down market

Airlines across the board are struggling with unfavorable market shifts. However, with skill and the right partners, freight forwarders can remain profitable — and even competitive — in an easing market. An airline’s ability to thrive in a declining market is affected by a number of factors. This includes things that are under the control … Read more

Weekly Fuel Report: November 22, 2022

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Mass shooting catches former UFI employees and truck drivers by surprise

Former employees of United Furniture Industries, which operates under the Lane Furniture brand name, said they were caught overnight after receiving either an email or text message telling them not to show up for work on Tuesday to report that their jobs would be terminated immediately “due to unforeseen business circumstances.” ” “Upon direction of … Read more