Trucking companies seek to force Indianapolis brokerage into bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

A coalition of trucking companies filed a petition on Monday to force an Indianapolis-based freight brokerage into Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings for unpaid transportation services.

Shooter kills 8 at Indy FedEx facility

The Supply Chain Journal

Eight people were killed late Thursday night at the FedEx Ground-Plainfield Operations Center near Interstate 70 across from the Indianapolis airport by a gunman who eventually took his own life. Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) pronounced eight people deceased at the scene.


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Indiana Rail Road kicks off 3-year intermodal expansion project

The Supply Chain Journal

Short line Indiana Rail Road (INRD) is planning a multiyear expansion of intermodal facilities for customers that want service to and from the Indianapolis market and Canadian and U.S. News Rail Indiana Indiana Rail Road Company Indianapolis intermodal intermodal rail rail intermodal

FedEx Ground warehouse shooting shocks normally stable system

The Supply Chain Journal

Brandman’s words became tragically prescient on April 15, when 19-year-old Jared Scott Hole, armed with two AR-15 style rifles legally purchased last summer, allegedly drove his vehicle into the parking lot of a facility in Indianapolis operated by FedEx Ground, a unit of FedEx Corp.,

Daily Infographic: FedEx adding 90,000 workers to handle peak surge

The Supply Chain Journal

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How Supply Chain Best Practice Metrics Can Predict the NFL Super Bowl


We are down to the final four teams: Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and the Green Bay Packers. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Indianapolis Colts. Using the supply chain best practice “Value” equation, the Super Bowl will be: Seattle Seahawks vs Indianapolis Colts.

Terri Anderson: Care and Feeding of the WMS

Inbound Logistics

Profile of Terri Anderson, production warehouse management systems analyst at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Indianapolis

SONAR sightings for Oct. 14: Lanes to watch, carrier and shipper updates

The Supply Chain Journal

all-in rpm on the IND–BWI lane last week as rejection rates increased slightly in the Indianapolis market. Dry van rejection rates bounced back up to 23.46% in the Indianapolis market, allowing carriers to increase their average rates to $4.06

SONAR updates for Oct. 11: Lanes to watch, key notes and more

The Supply Chain Journal

MILWAUKEE to INDIANAPOLIS: Reefer carriers average just over $5.00 all-in rpm on round-trip loads between Milwaukee and Indianapolis. Reefer rejection rates fell to 56.43% in the Indianapolis market, pushing the average carrier rates down to $4.11

Flood risk keeps trucking through the South

The Supply Chain Journal

Louis, Chicago and Indianapolis later Thursday into Friday, leading to localized flash flooding. Truckers face another day of delays as heavy rain persists in areas from Texas to the Great Lakes.

Snowstorm to slam Rockies early this week

The Supply Chain Journal

Severe storms will produce areas of dangerous winds, large hail and tornadoes Monday across the Midwest, including Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis and St. The first major storm of the season is set to blanket the Rockies with heavy snow through midweek.

Northwest triple-digit heat wave coming this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

Included in this risk are Des Moines, Iowa; Peoria, Illinois; Indianapolis; Columbus, Ohio; Charleston, West Virginia; Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Allentown and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Baltimore; Washington; New York City; the Delmarva Peninsula; and all of New Jersey.

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Trucking, logistics firms owed thousands after freight forwarder files Chapter 7

The Supply Chain Journal

More than 150 trucking, logistics and towing companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a New Jersey freight forwarder specializing in shipping automobiles, boats and motorcycles worldwide abruptly ceased operations and filed Chapter 7.

Dangerous heat, humidity linger from Midwest to Gulf Coast

The Supply Chain Journal

It will feel like a sauna outside as the heat index exceeds 105 degrees Tuesday in more than a dozen states. The combination of high heat and oppressive humidity began reaching dangerous levels over the weekend, spreading from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast.

FRA, states develop 40-year plan to bolster Midwest passenger rail

The Supply Chain Journal

Louis, Chicago-Indianapolis and Chicago-Detroit. The Federal Railroad Administration and regional and state stakeholders have unveiled a 40-year plan aimed at restoring and boosting the existing passenger rail network in the Midwest.

Illinois trucking company with history of HOS violations files Chapter 7

The Supply Chain Journal

Trucking companies seek to force Indianapolis brokerage into bankruptcy California freight forwarder folds, files Chapter 7 bankruptcy Truckers, brokers owed hundreds of thousands after Indiana company’s bankruptcy.

Legal woes force Illinois trucking company to close, file Chapter 7

The Supply Chain Journal

Illinois trucking company with history of HOS violations files Chapter 7 Trucking companies seek to force Indianapolis brokerage into bankruptcy California freight forwarder folds, files Chapter 7 bankruptcy Truckers, brokers owed hundreds of thousands after Indiana company’s bankruptcy.

3PL FitzMark grows through acquisition again

The Supply Chain Journal

Indianapolis-based third-party logistics provider FitzMark announced Monday the acquisition of the brokerage operations from sister companies Riverside Transport (RTI) and Transco Lines (TLI).

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Ohio transportation company, 3 trucking affiliates file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

An Ohio-based transportation company and three of its trucking company affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, despite receiving loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trucker health clinic chain abruptly ceases operations, files Chapter 7

The Supply Chain Journal

Legal woes force Illinois trucking company to close, file Chapter 7 Illinois trucking company with history of HOS violations files Chapter 7 Trucking companies seek to force Indianapolis brokerage into bankruptcy.

Check Call: From Mexico to New York

The Supply Chain Journal

Currently, Indianapolis holds the second-highest outbound market share after Dallas, with 0.357%. They will be looking to make sales in Indianapolis and move some extra equipment there. Image: Jim Allen/FreightWaves. Got a BOL?

FreightWaves Classics: Thank bicyclists for today’s highways?

The Supply Chain Journal

Fisher had gained fame in 1911 with the brick-paved Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis 500. The Good Roads Movement was a broad-based effort to construct and improve the condition of U.S.

MSC warns of international intermodal impacts on West and East coasts

The Supply Chain Journal

MSC also noted on Monday that since last Sunday, an unnamed MSC rail operator has begun metering traffic coming from New York to three Midwestern destinations: Chicago, Cleveland and Indianapolis. . “If Ocean carrier MSC reports that U.S.

Feds award $275 million to ease truck congestion

The Supply Chain Journal

The largest of the seven grants aimed at easing truck congestion was $70 million to the Clear Path 465 Project in Indiana, which involves reconstructing and expanding the Interstate 465/Interstate 69 interchange northeast of Indianapolis.

DeliverEnd and Perfit partner to provide end-to-end solution

The Supply Chain Journal

While DeliverEnd’s fleet currently covers only the Indianapolis area , the company has plans to expand into 20 major cities by the end of 2021, including Boston and Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham , North Carolina.

Truckers, brokers owed hundreds of thousands after Indiana company’s bankruptcy

The Supply Chain Journal

According to court documents filed in Marion County, Indiana, Superior Court, Guardian Freight was ordered to pay Indianapolis-based FitzMark Inc.

Predict and Prevent Freight Damage with Ilya Preston

The Logistics of Logistics

Ilya earned a Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of Indianapolis. Predict and Prevent Freight Damage with Ilya Preston. Ilya Preston and Joe Lynch discuss ways to predict and prevent freight damage.

FedEx adding 90,000 workers to handle peak surge

The Supply Chain Journal

The company will host in-person National Hiring Day events in Memphis, Tennessee, Indianapolis, Dallas and Atlanta next Thursday. FedEx Corp. said Thursday it would hire 90,000 workers “ahead of busy peak season.”.

Storms could flood parts of eastern US this week

The Supply Chain Journal

Mother Nature will drop more unwelcome rain in the south-central U.S. The pattern has been hard to break over the past several weeks. Another system will stall over the region Monday and Tuesday, producing potential repeated downpours in some places that have had too much rain recently.

New LTL Freight Rates (and a Special Holiday Surprise!)


Indianapolis, IN to Charlotte, NC – $218 USD (was: US $270 USD). New Pallet Shipping Rates in Canada, USA, and Cross-Border. Dear customers, Thank you for shipping freight with Freightera! We wish you happy holidays and a peaceful, successful and healthy New Year 2022!

Defect impacts chassis availability on Norfolk Southern’s network

The Supply Chain Journal

CSX is experiencing high congestion in Indianapolis and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee, with chassis availability challenges stymieing dwell time in Cleveland, according to Maersk. Norfolk Southern is seeking to quickly repair potentially defective chassis across its network.

Chassis and labor shortages stymie ocean carriers, Class I railroads

The Supply Chain Journal

He said CSX has been taking measures to relieve terminal dwell, such as using off-site container yards at terminals such as Memphis, Tennessee, and Indianapolis and regrouping international and domestic traffic at its Chicago facilities.

The Log Book: Schneider, American Red Cross support pandemic relief in India

The Supply Chain Journal

The Log Book is a weekly rundown of human-interest stories related to the transportation industry. This week: Schneider donates to the American Red Cross to provide pandemic relief in India, ATA opens its online store earlier for National Driver Appreciation Week merch and the St.

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New LTL Freight Rate Update in the USA


From Pittsburgh, PA to Indianapolis, IN. We have added new lanes into our system, and updated the existing ones with new, more affordable freight quotes! Below you’ll find some examples of LTL freight rates in the USA. From Federal Way, WA to Livermore, CA. Was: $312.04

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015


FTR Transportation Conference 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana; September 15-17. Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? As you know, the atmosphere for freight brokers is only getting more competitive. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, it’s not just a question of reading industry newsletters. Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: Georgia Highway Express grew via acquisition; was an intermodal pioneer

The Supply Chain Journal

By the early 1990s, Transus had maintained its stature as a strong carrier of general less than truckload (LTL) commodities in the Southeast, offering service to seven southeastern states as well as Chicago, Indianapolis, St.

Blockchain: Reflections on a Webinar

Supply Chain Shaman

The next meeting is on December 4th in Indianapolis. Yesterday, I spoke at the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Leaders Forum on innovation. The presentation focused on nine themes. One of the nine was blockchain. I asked the audience for a show of hands to understand how many of the supply chain leaders in the room were testing blockchain. I saw no raised hands. Later that afternoon, I hosted a webinar featuring blockchain case studies.

Will regional parcel deal spark PE interest in national network?

The Supply Chain Journal

Its network extends as far west as Indianapolis. There is a player that might be emerging on the U.S. parcel delivery landscape: private equity.

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Is Your Freight Spilling Millions Across the Interstate?

Supply Chain Collaborator

A Brinks armored truck traveling down Interstate 70 outside Indianapolis this week had its rear doors open sending more than $600,000 in twenty-dollar bills exploding across all 8 lanes of rush hour traffic. In the ensuing pandemonium, people from cars and neighborhoods adjacent to the freeway swarmed to grab as much cash as they could as traffic ground to a halt before law enforcement could restore order.

The Log Book: J.B. Hunt announces $1M supply chain inclusion scholarship

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Tank Truck Carriers’ (NTTC) annual conference is set to take place next week, June 13-15, in Indianapolis to educate and raise awareness for the issues facing the transportation industry and highlight the drivers who are committed to safety on the road.