Entries by Michelle

CSX union tells Harrison: Don’t blame us

A CSX transportation union is pushing back against comments by President and Chief Executive Hunter Harrison, who recently blamed employees in part for the railroad’s service problems. “The pace of change at CSX has been extremely rapid,” Harrison wrote August 1 in a letter of apology to customers, “and while most people at the company have embraced the new […]

Lyft: Round Up & Donate to 3 New Causes

You can now ride to support three new causes when you opt in to Round Up & Donate. Starting today, Girls Who Code, Habitat for Humanity, and World Wildlife Fund join USO, Human Rights Campaign, and the ACLU as charitable partners. We introduced Round Up & Donate earlier this year to give you the option […]

North American ports: Slowdown after growth tests capacity to cope

Our annual survey of the region’s vehicle-handling ports suggests a few operators have been struggling to maintain their flows… but new investment and a relatively stable forecast could help ease matters While seven years of consecutive sales growth in the North American automotive industry have put vehicle handling ports to the test in terms of […]

Industry Pulse: Trucking growth slows in June but still on upward trend

Editor’s Note: This story is part of a weekly analysis of the logistics industry’s latest statistics. See an overview in our data hub. Dive Brief: The Cass Freight Index’s June 2017 report revealed that the freight industry is starting to pick up after struggling through an ongoing recession since March 2015. Even though shipments decreased by 0.4% […]

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Insights from Google’s new study could forever change how teams are assembled. Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data, and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of the company’s most interesting initiatives, Project Aristotle, gathered several of Google’s best and brightest to help the organization codify the secrets […]

Logistically Minded: Supply Chain must focus on value, not cost, amid changing economy

Supply chains are constantly changing as new rules, technologies, resources and market trends transform operations. Here’s a skim of the week’s indexes, technology announcements, expansions and M&As from around the web. In Case You Missed It: Voodoo Manufacturing wants to upend manufacturing with 3-D printing. A closer look at Convoy’s investors could restore your faith in Uber-for-Freight. Supply […]

Fiat Chrysler to lease facility in Michigan to serve production of new Jeep Wrangler

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is leasing property in Bedford Township to serve production of the new version of the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo. Syncreon, an Auburn Hills logistics company, will operate the facility and is expected to hire more than 250 employees, including warehouse, forklift and commercial drivers. Details about the hiring process have not been released. “The plan is […]

Mexican ports report boom in vehicle traffic

Mexico’s ports saw a 42% increase in finished vehicle traffic in the first five months of this year, figures from the country’s Transport & Communications Ministry (SCT) have shown. During the period, total finished vehicle throughput reached 667,881 units, compared to just 470,350 units in January-May 2016. Ports in the Gulf of Mexico (Veracruz, Altamira […]

Fiat Chrysler teams up with Sesame Street

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is joining the letters of the alphabet as a sponsor of Sesame Street. The auto maker said Monday it is joining Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that owns the long-running children’s television show, in a year-long sponsorship deal. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but Fiat Chrysler will join two other existing corporate sponsors. Muppets […]

Industry Pulse: Strong traffic volumes in May solidify rail industry’s rebound

Dive Brief: Rail intermodal and carload traffic spiked in May, reversing a trend of monthly declines in volumes, while cementing the industry’s hopes for more steady growth. Intermodal shipments rose 1.26% to 1.151 million units in May, while carload shipments rose 2.11% to 1.49 units compared to the previous month. May’s figures show the smallest […]