The Japanese postal, banking and insurance conglomerate now expects to post a net loss of 40 billion yen (U.S. $362.4 million) for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, after taking a 400.3 billion yen writedown on Australian logistics arm Toll Holdings.
Freight broker and third-party provider Echo Global Logistics reported a net loss of $2.9 million in first quarter 2017, compared with a $0.3 million gain in the same 2016 period, even as revenues grew 3 percent year-over-year to $415.8 million.
Total cross-border trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada grew 2.9 percent in February 2017, the fourth straight month of year-over-year increases, according to the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
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The two Phoenix-based trucking giants said Monday the transaction to create Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc., the industry’s largest full truckload company, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.
International Warehouse Logistics Association President and CEO Steve DeHaan said the group is urging Congress to facilitate the creation of a system that better aligns the design of the nation’s infrastructure with the demands of today’s economy.
FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers told a Senate subcommittee the U.S. must invest more in its roads and bridges for the trucking industry to continue to operate safely and efficiently.