Norfolk Southern to reopen south central Pennsylvania intermodal facility

The Supply Chain Journal

Norfolk Southern will reopen an intermodal facility in south central Pennsylvania in September in an effort to expand capacity, respond to market demand and alleviate congestion. News Rail Crescent Corridor intermodal rail Norfolk Southern Pennsylvania rail intermodal

Employee dies at Norfolk Southern yard in Pennsylvania

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A Norfolk Southern employee died after suffering injuries Wednesday at its Enola yard, outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. News Rail enola yard fatality Norfolk Southern Pennsylvania


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FreightWaves Classics: Pennsylvania Turnpike was first superhighway in the US (Part 1)

The Supply Chain Journal

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was the first of its kind and received nationwide acclaim as an engineering marvel. That is how the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) describes the Pennsylvania Turnpike on its website. Roberts, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

FreightWaves Classics: Pennsylvania Turnpike was nation’s first superhighway (Part 3)

The Supply Chain Journal

In Part 1 of this article, the early history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was highlighted. In Part 3, more details about the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s construction and key issues are provided. Photo: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission). Photo: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission).

FreightWaves Classics/Leaders: Executive led Pennsylvania Railroad and much more

The Supply Chain Journal

If all he had done was lead the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) he would be remembered as a leader. He graduated from Yale University and began his railroading career as an apprentice in the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) shops in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

FreightWaves Classics: Pennsylvania Turnpike was nation’s first superhighway (Part 2)

The Supply Chain Journal

In Part 1 of this article the early history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was highlighted. The PTC wanted its own law enforcement agency; however, the state’s Attorney General decided that the Pennsylvania Motor Police (now the Pennsylvania State Police) had jurisdiction on the Turnpike.

Wakefern Testing Robot Delivery in Pennsylvania

Multichannel Merchant

is testing robot delivery at two ShopRite stores in Pennsylvania as retailers continue to explore automated options for augmenting traditional methods to make e-grocery fulfillment faster and more efficient. Independent grocery cooperative Wakefern Food Corp.

FreightWaves Classics/Fallen Flags: Reading Railroad lived and died with coal

The Supply Chain Journal

Pennsylvania coal miners outside the mine entrance. Major deposits of anthracite coal were discovered in northeastern Pennsylvania during the mid-18th century. It connected Reading with the Pennsylvania state capital of Harrisburg.

Mother’s Day Truck Convoy helps Make-A-Wish children

The Supply Chain Journal

The 2021 Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy will take place May 9 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The convoy provides funding more than 75% of the wishes granted for the Susquehanna Valley chapter, which includes areas of New York, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

FreightWaves Classics: Port of Philadelphia has served region for 300+ years

The Supply Chain Journal

William Penn was the founder of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is named for him. This allowed all railroads access to the docks and broke the Pennsylvania Railroad’s monopoly. Like several major U.S.

Werner acquires regional carriers in $142M deal with ECM Transport Group

The Supply Chain Journal

The ECM group of companies includes regional truckload carriers Cheswick, Pennsylvania-based ECM Transport, which operates a fleet of 450 trucks, and Motor Carrier Services of Pennsylvania, which has 50 trucks and is headquartered in Northwood, Ohio.

Anti-poaching deal between logistics firms unenforceable, Pa. high court rules

The Supply Chain Journal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a no-hire provision between two Pittsburgh-based logistics firms is not enforceable under commonwealth law.

JAGGAER ONE Solution Proves Vital in Helping the University of Pennsylvania Manage Procurement Through the Covid-19 Pandemic


The post JAGGAER ONE Solution Proves Vital in Helping the University of Pennsylvania Manage Procurement Through the Covid-19 Pandemic appeared first on Jaggaer. Press Release

A Costly Disconnect

Consumer Goods Logistics

freight consolidation | retail inbound transportation l Pennsylvania freight Download. White Paper: The Purchasing-Logistics Disconnect. Retailers today face an opportunity to save millions of dollars a year, simply by fixing a structural flaw built into most retail supply chains. That same fix can drastically lower carbon emissions. White Paper: The Purchasing-Logistics Disconnect. DOWNLOAD. read more.

Flooding rain, severe storms for truckers east of the Mississippi

The Supply Chain Journal

The watches include Detroit and Lansing, Michigan; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; most of Pennsylvania east of Pittsburgh; western Maryland; western Virginia; as well as northwestern North Carolina. Interstate 76 from Somerset, Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia.

Top 5 US spots for truck-animal collisions

The Supply Chain Journal

According to Lytx , a company that designs and manufactures video telematics products used by the trucking industry, from July 2020 to July 2020, it was most likely in the five counties below — including three in Pennsylvania. Butler County, Pennsylvania. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Resident Care Becomes Focus with Hybrent


StoneRidge Retirement Living Community has four communities in three locations in south-central Pennsylvania. StoneRidge Retirement Living Community uses Hybrent to eliminate duplicate tasks, seamlessly track inventory and charge products to patients.

Winter Weather Alert: First Nor’easter of 2021


Portions of central, northern, and northwest New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania are under a winter storm warning until 1300 (EST) Tuesday, February 2nd.

Should the State DOT Be the One to Mandate Commercial Vehicle Bans During Weather Events?

Kane is Able

On February 11, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced plans for a commercial vehicle ban on all major highways in Eastern Pennsylvania in anticipation of a predicted snow-ice mix the following day. Thankfully, the severity of the storm fell short of predictions and roads remained safely drivable for the duration of the weather event.

Truckers face ongoing flood threat in Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

The NWS still had flash flood watches in place from portions of Maryland, central and eastern Pennsylvania, southern New York and southwestern Connecticut. Interstate 76 from Philadelphia to Fort Littleton, Pennsylvania.

Lineage acquires Midwest cold storage firm

The Supply Chain Journal

Lineage also disclosed that it has acquired Orefield Cold Storage, a company with three locations in eastern Pennsylvania, as well as Marc Villenueve, a direct-to-store distribution service based in Montreal.

FreightWaves Haul of Fame: New Penn is a long-time Northeastern LTL

The Supply Chain Journal

NASDAQ:YRCW), that it would close its corporate offices in Lebanon, Pennsylvania after 88 years, and consolidate operations there with YRC’s Field Resource Center at the parent’s Overland Park, Kansas headquarters.

Truckers facing severe storm risks across US

The Supply Chain Journal

In the Northeast, severe storms will develop in western New York, as well as parts of central and eastern Pennsylvania. This includes the Interstate 76, 81 and 90 corridors in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, New York, in addition to State College, Harrisburg and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

FreightWaves Classics: George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge turns 89 today!

The Supply Chain Journal

On this date in 1932, the George Westinghouse Memorial Bridge officially opened in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A newspaper account at the time characterized the bridge as “the most recent link in Pennsylvania’s maze of beautiful highways.”.

Triple threat of tropical weather continues

The Supply Chain Journal

The National Weather Service has flash flood watches posted, which include Charleston and Huntington, West Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Baltimore; Washington; almost all of Pennsylvania; eastern Ohio; most of upstate New York; as well as southwestern Vermont.

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Intermodal Summit: Opportunities abound for Class I railroads

The Supply Chain Journal

I think what the [reopening of the Greencastle intermodal facility in Pennsylvania] does is show our mindset. Related links: Norfolk Southern to reopen south central Pennsylvania intermodal facility. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Less-than-carload service.

Planning for a Gas-Fueled Nation

MIT Supply Chain

Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have become prominent exporters of natural gas, alongside historically productive states such as Texas, Wyoming, and Oklahoma. America’s energy portfolio has undergone drastic changes since the early 2000s. Innovations in drilling technologies have allowed states to tap into large underground shale reserves.

Norfolk Southern reopens Kentucky intermodal terminal

The Supply Chain Journal

Norfolk Southern to reopen south central Pennsylvania intermodal facility. Norfolk Southern has reopened an intermodal terminal serving Louisville, Kentucky, in light of “strong growth” in the intermodal market there. NS ( NYSE: NSC ) reopened the terminal in Buechel, Kentucky, on Monday.

I can drive for miles and miles … can states tax me on it?

The Supply Chain Journal

On March 13, Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, said the tax could no longer be relied upon to replenish Pennsylvania’s coffers amid radical changes in freight and passenger mobility. Fuel taxes generate about 56% of Pennsylvania’s revenue, according to the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

Hours-of-service waiver issued in wake of pipeline cyberattack

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition to the District of Columbia, FMCSA’s waiver applies to the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

FreightWaves Classics: Fallen Flags – Erie Railroad had many ups & downs

The Supply Chain Journal

The three largest and best-known were the Pennsylvania Railroad, the New York Central and the Baltimore & Ohio. As construction of the railroad pushed west, rough terrain forced those laying the track to run a grade through the northeastern tip of Pennsylvania.

Amazon to hire 75K workers for North American logistics, fulfillment

The Supply Chain Journal

According to Amazon, the states with the most open positions are Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin. Inc.

Ida dumps deadly flooding rain on Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

ET Thursday, these are the numbers of customers without electricity, according to • Pennsylvania: 99,755. • The governors of New York and New Jersey declared states of emergency late Wednesday as record-breaking rainfall from Ida’s remnants led to major flooding.

Worldwide Flight Services acquires Texas-based cargo handler

The Supply Chain Journal

with 10 facilities in Texas, along with operations in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and Minneapolis.

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UPS unit Marken expands network to support clinical trial logistics demand

The Supply Chain Journal

The company will also add square footage in Louisville, Kentucky, home of UPS’ primary global air hub, and Great Valley, Pennsylvania, west of Philadelphia. Marken, a wholly owned subsidiary of UPS Inc.