Rivian considers Texas, Arizona for $5B electric vehicle plant

The Supply Chain Journal

The Irvine, California-based manufacturer is in talks with officials in Fort Worth, Texas, and Mesa, Arizona, about building a $5 billion auto factory — dubbed Project Tera — aimed at producing up to 200,000 vehicles a year.

Averitt Express opens Dallas-area distribution center

The Supply Chain Journal

Spain said the Grand Prairie distribution center is also near Dallas-Fort Worth International and Dallas Love Field airports, as well as the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad intermodal depots.

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Boeing supplier files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid layoffs

The Supply Chain Journal

On Monday, Fort Worth, Texas-based GDC Technics announced it would permanently close its San Antonio plant and that most operations at the Fort Worth facility/headquarters would cease. The company changed its name to GDC Technics and moved its headquarters to Fort Worth.

Air Force One supplier laying off 223 after losing Boeing contract

The Supply Chain Journal

GDC Technics is cutting 223 jobs in San Antonio and Fort Worth, Texas, after the Boeing Co. Layoffs and Bankruptcies News Air Force One Boeing Fort Worth GDC Technics lawsuits layoffs San Antonio

Customs agents seize meth, chicken lollipops at Texas ports

The Supply Chain Journal

On April 14, agents working at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport intercepted a shipment of 93 prohibited chicken lollipop pet treats, authorities said. Then on Saturday at Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, CBP agents intercepted a load of alleged methamphetamine worth $4.3

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Boeing supplier files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

On Monday, Fort Worth, Texas-based GDC Technics announced it would permanently close its San Antonio plant and that most operations at the Fort Worth facility/headquarters would cease. The company changed its name to GDC Technics and moved its headquarters to Fort Worth.

All Roads Lead to Dallas

NFI Industries

Famously known for the barbecue, the Cowboys, and the State Fair of Texas, Dallas ranks as the ninth largest city in the United States with the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area ranking fourth. As the fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies in 2016, Dallas has been among the United States’ economic growth leaders and. Read More. Distribution Supply Chain Transportation

Supply Chain Cartoon Caption Winners for July 11, 2016 Contest

Supply Chain Digest

Robert Hurley of Bayer and Roger Mancion of Fort Worth, TX Take Home the Prize

Waymo and J.B. Hunt to Test Self-Driving Freight in Texas

Supply Chain Brain

The test run will use Waymo’s autonomous Class 8 trucking unit to haul freight between facilities in Houston and Fort Worth

Winter Storm Alert: Ice Storms in the Making Across the US

GlobalTranz

Additionally, the following areas may face light ice storms and freezing drizzle that may cause adverse driving conditions: Dallas- Fort Worth, TX.

XPO shuttering Texas distribution center, laying off 29 employees

The Supply Chain Journal

Last year, XPO closed two distribution centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, laying off 357 people. XPO Logistics Inc. announced it will be closing a distribution center in San Antonio, after one of its customers did not renew a contract.

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Last-mile provider lays off more than 300 in Texas

The Supply Chain Journal

The affected employees worked at locations in Houston, as well as the cities of Farmers Branch, Garland, Coppell and Fort Worth. Fusion Logistics Inc. recently laid off 303 employees and permanently closed several Texas facilities, according to a notice sent to state officials Monday.

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Looking for a Fulfillment Company in Dallas? Good Choice!

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

The Dallas Fort-Worth region is the 4th-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and is home to over 7.5 million people. Its size and location have distinct advantages, particularly in the realm of eCommerce fulfillment.

Pandemic spurs more freight-related job cuts across the country

The Supply Chain Journal

Keith Schilling, CEO of Fort Worth, Texas-based Basic Energy Services, said in a statement earlier this month the company has faced “extraordinary challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.”.

Borderlands: Texas Trucking Association appoints Ernesto Gaytán Jr. as chairman

The Supply Chain Journal

Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced Thursday plans for an 864,000-square-foot distribution center in Fort Worth, Texas. . The facility will be Saddle Creek’s fifth in Texas and second in Fort Worth.

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Ryder Acquires Whiplash, Expands Network

Multichannel Merchant

In October, Ryder announced an investment in Gatik , whose technology will power autonomous middle mile deliveries for retail and ecommerce clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Locus robots in a Whiplash fulfillment center (contributed photo). Ryder System Inc.

Borderlands: Driver shortage affecting cross-border trucking

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: Driver shortage affecting cross-border trucking; auto parts maker opens plant in Mexico; Laredo International Airport partners with UPS; and UPS hiring 450 in Dallas-Fort Worth. UPS hiring 450 in Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Fulfillment Solution Cuts Average Cost Per Order by 62 Percent

Supply Chain Brain

The Saddle Creek team in Fort Worth, Texas, partnered with doTERRA to design a highly mechanized fulfillment solution – complete with a robust warehouse management system and state-of-the-art material handling equipment, including automated pick modules, pick-to-light, powered conveyor, parcel sortation and pick bin management.

Oklahoma betting on economic boom from new logistics park

The Supply Chain Journal

Ardmore is a town of more than 24,000 located along Interstate 35, about 90 miles equidistant from Oklahoma City and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. AllianceTexas is a 27,000-acre mixed-use development north of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and home to over 533 companies.

The warehouse paradox: Looking to remnant spaces

The Supply Chain Journal

Some markets, like Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit and Philadelphia grew more than 10% in the third quarter of 2020. As consumers become more willing to open up their wallets and e-commerce continues to surge, acquiring warehouse space near customers is more important than ever.

Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True with Jason Giulietti

The Logistics of Logistics

The Texas Triangle , which is the area between Dallas / Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio already has more people that 46 states and it is growing fast. Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True with Jason Giulietti.

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‘Piece of living history’ — a special ride on UP’s Big Boy

The Supply Chain Journal

15: Fort Worth, Texas. “I I boarded at Fort Worth. We departed Fort Worth on my ride to Ennis, Texas.”. Traveling from Fort Worth to Ennis. “We

Computer electronics thefts may spike in California as holiday approaches

The Supply Chain Journal

The average value of the goods stolen was $308,308, a figure that was skewed by five thefts that each exceeded $1 million worth of stolen goods, according to CargoNet data.

Walmart First to Deliver Driverless Middle Mile

Multichannel Merchant

Last month, truck leasing, logistics and fleet management provider Ryder said it has invested in Gatik , whose technology will power autonomous middle mile deliveries for retail and ecommerce clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, initially equipping 20 leased Ryder box trucks for the purpose.

Hurricane Pamela threatens to flood parts of Mexico, US

The Supply Chain Journal

Laredo, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth, as well as spots in between, could get drenched with 4 to 8 inches of rain. Interstate 35 from Laredo to Dallas-Fort Worth. Interstate 20 from Dallas-Fort Worth to Cisco, Texas.

Texas-size investment welcomes Gatik to Lone Star State

The Supply Chain Journal

Texas continues to thrive as a place of unlimited economic opportunity and we are proud to welcome a cutting-edge company like Gatik to Fort Worth,” said Gov. Thank you to Gatik and AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone for their partnership to bring this facility to Fort Worth.”.

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Countdown to Black Friday: Are You an Easy Target for Cargo Theft?

Talking Logistics

Be especially mindful in traditionally active cargo theft areas like Southern California, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Miami, and Atlanta. With Black Friday on the horizon, consumer goods of all kinds are making their way from manufacturers to distribution centers and retail locations across the country.

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FreightWaves Classics: I-20 connects Texas to the East Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

It connects the major cities (from west to east) of Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas; Shreveport, Louisiana; Jackson, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama; Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; and Columbia, South Carolina. I-820 is a beltway route around the west, north and east sides of Fort Worth.

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First Class 8 electric trucks headed for Texas

The Supply Chain Journal

They will be based at the company’s terminal in Fort Worth, Texas. Fleetmaster Express recently ordered 10 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks as part of the company’s plan to transition from a diesel fleet to an electric one.

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Wall Street watching as TuSimple focuses on autonomous trucking’s holy grail

The Supply Chain Journal

The company plans to expand to the East Coast by the end of the year and add a fifth terminal in Fort Worth, Texas, during Q2. As the first autonomous trucking software company to go public, TuSimple Holdings is earning Wall Street credibility.

Organized Retail Crime is Growing, Losses up 7% from Last Year

Material Handling and Logistics

Philadelphia, and Arlington/Dallas/Fort Worth, tied; and 10) Fort Lauderdale and Seattle, tied. A National Retail Federation report found that 92% of companies surveyed had been a victim of organized retail crime in the past year. Organized retail crime is on the rise, with nearly three-quarters of retailers surveyed reporting an increase in the past year, according to the 14th annual ORC study released recently by the National Retail Federation.

Borderlands: Nuvocargo launches more efficient cross-border billing solution

The Supply Chain Journal

The facility is in the GSW Distribution Center, between Dallas and Fort Worth. Borderlands is a weekly rundown of developments in the world of United States-Mexico cross-border trucking and trade.

Railroad inspector charged with falsifying hazardous materials reports

The Supply Chain Journal

The reports, filed over the course of six months in early 2019, covered railyard companies in Dallas, Fort Worth, Garland, Cleburne, Gunter and Saginaw.

Hot Shots: Tornado sighting, train collision, unmanned midair fueling

The Supply Chain Journal

A train hit a Fort Worth, Texas, police car Monday afternoon that was stopped on the tracks. Officers were chasing someone on foot behind a Fiesta grocery store on West Bolt Street near Hemphill Street in Fort Worth, police said.

Supply Chain and Logistics Conferences to Attend in 2017

Talking Logistics

Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) Conference , April 30 – May 3, Fort Worth, TX. Editor’s Note: This is one of the most popular posts we publish every year: our list of supply chain and logistics events to attend in the coming year. Most of the conferences on our list are in the U.S., although some are in Europe, South America, and Asia. Many of the leading ERP and supply chain software vendors have customer events in various countries around the world.;