Controversial Rhode Island Truck-Only Tolls Raise Infrastructure Funds

Freight Center

Rhode Island’s roads and bridges are in the worst condition of any in the country, according to data from the U.S. Rhode Island plans to construct a dozen gantries that will assess tolls on large trucks only, Classes 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13. But even with a $40 per day cap, some trucks could be seeing a monthly cost increase of close to $1,000 for driving through Rhode Island. Tolls on Large Trucks.

Winter Weather Alert: First Nor’easter of 2021


Portions of southeastern Massachusetts and northern and southern Rhode Island are under a winter storm warning until 0100 (EST) Tuesday, February 2nd.


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High-wind threat developing for Northeast truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

This will make travel dicey in places such as Baltimore; Washington; Philadelphia; New York City; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston; as well as Providence, Rhode Island. This weekend will get off to a shaky start for truckers in the Northeast as winds intensify.

High-wind threat developing for Northeast truckers

The Supply Chain Journal

This will make travel dicey in places such as Baltimore; Washington; Philadelphia; New York City; Hartford, Connecticut; Boston; as well as Providence, Rhode Island. This weekend will get off to a shaky start for truckers in the Northeast as winds intensify.

Flood risk shifting to east of Mississippi River

The Supply Chain Journal

High heat continues in Philadelphia; Boston; Hartford, Connecticut; Providence, Rhode Island; and Minneapolis-St. After repeated rounds of heavy rainfall pounded the south-central U.S. over the past few weeks, the threat will shift northeastward the rest of this week.

Thousands laid off as COVID-driven demand drops

The Supply Chain Journal

In addition, Honeywell International, a large company that produces PPE, laid off about 470 workers at a Rhode Island manufacturing facility in May, according to the Associated Press. This is an excerpt from Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here.

Flood risk rising in southern states

The Supply Chain Journal

Downpours are forecast to soak parts of New England from Providence, Rhode Island, to the Boston metropolitan area. Several more rounds of heavy rain will drench parts of the South the rest of the week, leading to potential flash flooding.

This Week in Logistics News (July 31 – August 6)

Logistics Viewpoints

service fee for deliveries beginning August 30 in the Boston and Chicago areas, as well as Manchester, New Hampshire, Portland, Maine, and Providence, Rhode Island.

Solving The Port Problem with Lauren Beagen

The Logistics of Logistics

Beagen received a Bachelor’s degree in International Political Science and International Studies from Hope College, a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island, and a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law.

FreightWaves Classics: Nation’s lighthouses “protect our coasts and guide our sailors”

The Supply Chain Journal

The Beavertail lighthouse complex in Rhode Island. Ships today have navigational and communications aids that were almost unthinkable even 50 years ago, much less in the 1700s. Back then (and ever since) lighthouses signaled mariners as they approached land.

Tropical Storm Henri eyeing New England landfall this weekend

The Supply Chain Journal

Coastal flooding and wind damage are possible from Long Island, New York, to eastern Massachusetts, where the NHC has posted the following alerts: Storm surge watch • South shore of Long Island from East Rockaway Inlet to Montauk. North shore of Long Island from Kings Point to Montauk.

Southern Illinois inland port project seeks to become logistics hub player

The Supply Chain Journal

An inland port in southern Illinois could someday become a logistics hub supporting key Midwestern markets, say officials affiliated with the Alexandria Cairo Port District , who are pushing to develop the port.

City Line Distributors Inc. Chooses HIMPACT by Herlitz Inventory Management to Improve Forecasting, Purchasing, and Inventory Optimization

Herlitz Inventory Management

City Line is New England’s largest independent broadline foodservice distributor, servicing customers in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York.

Hot Shots: Truck spill, fearsome fires and more

The Supply Chain Journal

Some of the highest wind gusts, reaching 70 mph, struck Rhode Island. Every Friday, FreightWaves takes a look at the past week or so in social media, highlighting images in trucking, transportation and weather.

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

The Supply Chain Journal

The ICC granted the company permission to purchase Long Island Transportation Company, which more than doubled company operating authority within its three-state operating area and permitted an overnight transportation service.

Ida death toll rises in Northeast

The Supply Chain Journal

Wednesday’s storm ultimately dumped a little more than 7 inches of rain Wednesday in Central Park, and more than 8 inches in parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Associated Grocers of New England Selects HIMPACT

Herlitz Inventory Management

The AGNE website states that while most of its business is in the six New England States (New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island), it has expanded to upstate New York as well. “As

FreightWaves Classics/Leaders: Ike led the US in war and peace – and launched the interstates

The Supply Chain Journal

Aboard the USS Seawolf, he participated in the submarine’s short voyage off the coast of Rhode Island. Today marks the 121st anniversary of the birth of Dwight D. Eisenhower, who was known to millions simply as “Ike.” He was born in Denison, Texas on October 14, 1890.

First Week at FreightPlus

Freight Plus

I am a rising junior at Bryant University in Rhode Island, majoring in Global Supply Chain Management. Meet the FreightPlus Marketing Intern for the Summer of 2021. Who I Am . I am a part of the Women’s Soccer team and the Honors Program at Bryant.

Intel to Build $20B Ohio Chip Facility Amid Global Shortage

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Associated Press writers Matt O’Brien in Providence, Rhode Island , and Joshua Boak in Washington, D.C., Intel to Build $20B Ohio Chip Facility Amid Global Shortage.

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Halloween 2021 Predictions

Enterra Insights

Zone 1 – Northeast & New England (New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C.): “Boo!

Everybody Needs STEM Talent


The lede refers to H-1b workers in Rhode Island, where CVS employs 314 H-1b workers, the largest H-1b hirer of in the state. But there are very good reasons why CVS needs high-skilled workers in Rhode Island. CVS has its global headquarters in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and naturally has a need for workers with diverse skills, especially as CVS has begun to look internationally, acquiring a Brazilian chain of pharmacies last year.

Pet Food Experts Selects HIMPACT by Herlitz Inventory Management

Herlitz Inventory Management

Pet Food Experts proudly delivers pet food and supplies exclusively to independent pet retailers out of five distribution centers located in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Colorado, and Washington State.

What is Supply Chain Compliance and Why is it Important?


Rhode Island. When you hear the word compliance , what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Here is a good question to help you understand what compliance should look like in your organization. What are your customer, partner, regulatory, and vendor expectations?”. Are you meeting those expectations? The great news about supply chain compliance is that AB&R® makes it a breeze.

Outbound Tender Rejections Increase for the First Time Since March Peak

Zipline Logistics

Rhode Island. Rhode Island has begun reopening the state in stages according to Governor Gina Raimondo. Those shipping in or out of Rhode Island should ensure their supply chain partners are online but should not expect much disruption in the state.

Freight Volume Rebounds to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Zipline Logistics

Rhode Island? ? . Rhode Island?has Those shipping in or out of Rhode Island should ensure their supply chain partners are online?but As we move into the back half of May, the freight market is starting to show signs of an expedited rebound. .

Logistics Market Stays Flat as May Begins

Zipline Logistics

Rhode Island . Rhode Island will begin reopening on May 9 if new cases wane. Those businesses shipping in or out of Rhode Island should ensure their supply chain partners are online. .

Digging in and Doing a Little Bit of Everything


I sold dog food all over New England – from Boston to Bangor, Maine and then south through the Cape and Rhode Island area. Rachel Hronek is a customer experience director for North American retail at Blue Yonder.

Medically Necessary: Europe hopes mRNA vaccines will speed rollout after delays

The Supply Chain Journal

Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont were the last states to expand eligibility to all adults, according to NPR. This is an excerpt from the April 20, 2021 edition of Medically Necessary, a health care supply chain newsletter. Subscribe here.

How Can Paper Producers Rise to the Production Challenge?

USC Consulting Group

In the interest of safety and improving Americans’ sense of security amid rampant uncertainty, several states around the country have implemented mask mandates, such as Washington, Maine, Massachusetts, California, Texas, and Rhode Island.

Target Expands Curbside Pickup to 1,550 Stores for Back to School

Multichannel Merchant

Markets being added to Drive Up service include Massachusetts (Boston metro area, Springfield, Worcester), Rhode Island (Providence/Warwick), Maine (Portland, Augusta, Bangor) and New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord, Keene). Target is expanding its free curbside pickup program, Drive Up, ahead of the busy back-to-school season, making it available at 1,550 stores and adding coverage in the Northeast, the company reported in a blog post.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

Zipline Logistics

Rhode Island. As the smallest state in terms of geographic area the US, Rhode Island does not have much of an agriculture industry to note. Shippers do not need to be concerned about the impact of Rhode Island crops on rates or capacity.

Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Logistics: Insights from the Annual WERC Conference


Last week I had the pleasure of attending the annual WERC (Warehouse Education Research Council) conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The conference was well-planned, well-attended and very informative, especially in the areas of new technologies and solutions that are revolutionizing our industry. One of the personal highlights for me was joining industry colleagues from Iron Mountain and Cargomatic as a panelist in the “Crowdsourcing and Collaborative Logistics” session.

Lessons Learned


I now live in Rhode Island. Caroline Sauve has been with JDA for 20 years and is senior practice director in JDA’s professional services organization. She shares the leadership lessons she has learned, starting with a stint as a Captain in the Canadian Army Reserve.

Most Important U.S. Infrastructure to Build is within its Borders

Enterra Insights

On the other end of the spectrum, the study found the following ten states falling woefully short in maintaining their infrastructure: Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, West Virginia, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.[4] Over the past few years, the U.S. economy has boomed and unemployment rates have fallen. While the full impact of current trade and immigration policies remain uncertain, one thing is certain — if the U.S.