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).

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


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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

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/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.

AxleHire Expands Last-Mile Delivery Services Into New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania  

Supply Chain Brain

AxleHire, a last-mile delivery provider, today announced its most significant East Coast expansion with new last-mile delivery services for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NZCS chat recap: How investors can hold companies accountable on climate change

The Supply Chain Journal

She holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of business. This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ Net-Zero Carbon Summit. Fireside chat topic: Helping investors match money and ethics.

Lineage completes acquisition of Dutch cold storage company

The Supply Chain Journal

Since announcing the acquisition of Kloosterboer Group in June, Lineage Logistics has gone on to acquire Midwest-based Hanson Logistics and its 46 million cubic feet of cold storage space, Eastern Pennsylvania’s Orefield Cold Storage and a direct-to-store distribution service, Marc Villenueve.

Ida death toll rises in Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

At least five people died in Pennsylvania, including one killed by a falling tree and another who drowned in his car after helping his wife escape the vehicle. Record flooding along the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania inundated homes, highways and commercial buildings.

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.

Congestion persists at rail terminals servicing imports

The Supply Chain Journal

Norfolk Southern to reopen south central Pennsylvania intermodal facility. Chassis shortages and efforts to dig out containers at rail terminals continue to characterize the rail side of the U.S.

40 years of carrier staying power in a boom and bust industry

The Supply Chain Journal

Pennsylvania-based PGT Trucking Inc., Gallagher established the company in Industry, Pennsylvania. The trucking industry is known for its labor challenges and rapid boom and bust cycles. When times are good and capacity is tight ?— like in today’s market ?—

Ida’s flood threat keeps trucking across US

The Supply Chain Journal

Interstate 10 from Mobile, Alabama, to Pensacola, Florida Interstate 65 from Mobile to Louisville, Kentucky Interstate 75 from Lexington, Kentucky, to Atlanta Interstate 81 from Knoxville, Tennessee, to Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza

The Logistics of Logistics

Ali joined his first tech startup while still an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. Demand Planning in VUCA Times with Ali Raza. Ali Raza and Joe Lynch discuss demand planning in VUCA times.

E-commerce, elevated inventories to keep warehouse demand hot, Prologis head says

The Supply Chain Journal

Moghadam said that in West Coast port markets and big industrial distribution nodes in Victorville, California, home of the gargantuan Inland Empire complex, and in New Jersey and central Pennsylvania, there is no available land to build on.

Analyzing Supply Chain Risk

Enterra Insights

Analysts from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business explain, “Globalization can bring numerous benefits, but these come with risks.

This Week in Logistics News (October 31 – November 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

As of the writing of this, swing states including Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina were still counting ballots, and the races are too close to call. As I wrote earlier this week, the election is behind us – well, maybe not. With record numbers of mail-in votes still being counted, a winner has yet to be declared.

Logistics of the Milk Crate Challenge

The Supply Chain Journal

In Pennsylvania the law is printed right on the side of every crate: “Unauthorized use of milk cases illegal. Fine of $300 or imprisonment up to 90 days, Pennsylvania Law Act No. Welcome to the WHAT THE TRUCK?!? newsletter.

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