FreightWaves Classics: Interstate 14 moves traffic in central Texas…

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In Texas, the existing section of I-14 is known as the Central Texas Corridor. At this time, I-14 is a very short interstate highway located entirely in central Texas. Interstate 2 is also located entirely within Texas. Work in Texas. On June 26, 1956, the U.S.

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Last-mile provider lays off more than 300 in Texas

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

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‘Just so big’: China’s outsize role in trade at Texas border crossings

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Though well behind Mexico, China ranks second for international trade at the three largest United States-Mexico border crossings in Texas: Laredo, El Paso and Pharr.

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Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

DAT Solutions

Flooding in the Houston area disrupted the supply chain in Texas and beyond, while strong harvests led to rate increases in several Midwest markets. Rate Trend of the Week

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

The Logistics of Logistics

Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True with Jason Giulietti. Jason Giulietti and Joe Lynch discuss Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True. Key Takeaways – Texas: It Ain’t Bragging, If It’s True.

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The Daily Dash: Truck driver issues in Texas, Louisiana

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New data released by the federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse shows Texas topping the list of number of registered truck drivers with a positive drug and/or alcohol test violation but Louisiana ranking highest in violation rates based on number of employers.

The Big Texas Chemical Freeze Raises Issues on Resiliency of the Petrochemical Supply Chain

NC State SCRC

Today’s Wall Street Journal article on the impact of the Texas winter storm on the petrochemical industry highlights many of the challenges that exist with this supply chain, that has been overlooked for perhaps too long.

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Supply Chain Preparedness Lessons Learned: The Gulf Coast Refineries and the Texas Storm

NC State SCRC

One supply chain executive shared with me some of the challenges they experienced during the Texas Winter Storm that hit last week. The post Supply Chain Preparedness Lessons Learned: The Gulf Coast Refineries and the Texas Storm appeared first on Supply Chain Resource Cooperative.

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FreightWaves Classics: Port Houston generates Texas-sized results

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Houston was named after former General Sam Houston, who served as president of the Republic of Texas. The selling point was the international sale of Texas goods – particularly cotton. In addition, Texas rice joined cotton as key export crops. Overview.

Refraction AI sees big opportunity in Texas

The Supply Chain Journal

Refraction AI, a last-mile delivery platform and robotics company launched in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has expanded to deliver food in Austin, Texas. Modern Shipper News Austin Texas Last-mile delivery Luke Schneider Refraction AI Robotics Robotics as a Service

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BNSF clears sites in Texas and Montana for industrial development

The Supply Chain Journal

BNSF is seeking companies interested in developing on two industrial sites in Texas and Montana, both of which are adjacent to the railroad. The Somerville, Texas, site features 103 acres that don’t have any zoning requirements or restrictions.

The Texas Triangle

The Logistics of Logistics

The other day I was talking with my friends, Kevin and Wayne at Loadtex and they kept referring to the “Texas Triangle.” Being a Yankee from the great state of Michigan, I had never heard of the Texas Triangle, so I asked what it was. Even though I hoped the Texas Triangle was a football formation or a cowboy thing, I also mentally prepared myself for it to be some ridiculous, country line dancing thing. The Texas Triangle is a Place – A Really Big and Busy Place.

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86 laid off as pecan processor, distributor to close Texas facility

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is permanently closing its processing and distribution facility in El Paso, Texas, according to a notice sent to state officials Friday. Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts Inc.

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Amazon moves into 420,000-sq-ft facility in Dallas, Texas

EFT

Amazon’s new Eastpoint Distribution Center consists of 419,626 square feet and is strategically located in East Dallas directly across from the Union Pacific Intermodal yard. .

Howard Energy expanding diesel terminal along Texas Gulf Coast

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Howard Energy Partners is expanding its Port Arthur, Texas, terminal facilities to support Diamond Green Diesel’s (DGD) recently approved plant in the same city. NYSE: VLO ) and Irving, Texas-based Darling Ingredients Inc.

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Union Pacific seeks to close Texas car repair facility

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As many as 57 employees could be laid off by mid-June at a Union Pacific ( NYSE: UNP ) maintenance facility in Palestine, Texas. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas sided with UP in a Feb. Related links: Union Pacific sues Texas town over 1870s-era jobs promise.

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Toyota Consolidating Operations in Texas

Operations and Supply Chain Management

What Toyota positions are being moved to Texas? What are the incentives that Texas is offering Toyota? Texas to Pay $10,000 for Each Toyota Job. Toyota will move California staff to Texas. is starting a multiyear overhaul of its North American operations, consolidating several units at new headquarters in Plano, Texas, that will house 4,000 employees now spread across separate marketing, manufacturing and finance locations.

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Averitt Express opens Dallas-area distribution center

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Cookeville, Tennessee-based Averitt Express recently opened a 400,000-square-foot distribution and fulfillment center in Grand Prairie, Texas, near Dallas.

Port of Corpus Christi reports record tonnage for LNG, agricultural goods

The Supply Chain Journal

As global economies continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing strong demand for energy-related products originating in Texas,” Sean Strawbridge, CEO for the Port of Corpus Christi, said in a statement. Last-mile provider lays off more than 300 in Texas.

Borderlands: More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico

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This week: More investment, manufacturing jobs for Mexico; new 3,000-acre logistics hub for Texas; TUM Logistics acquires 110 Kenworth tractors; and CBP seizes 6 kilos of DMT en route to Arkansas. . The company also has a distribution center in Laredo, Texas.

Texas tort reform for trucks moves forward in Legislature and courts

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Texas is drawing closer to approval of one of two pieces of tort reform legislation sought by the state’s trucking industry, while the goals of the second proposal may have been achieved through a favorable court ruling.

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Borderlands: Foreign investors pump money, manufacturing jobs into Mexico

The Supply Chain Journal

This week: 6,550 manufacturing jobs headed for Mexico as border freight capacity tightens; Aeronet Worldwide expands in Texas; FedEx Ground leases distribution center in Houston; and Bullfrog Logistics files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Aeronet Worldwide expands in Texas.

Malouf acquires 1 million sq ft distribution centre in Texas

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Malouf warehouses total 3 million square feet and are located in Utah, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas. “We The building sits on 94 acres and features 54-foot ceilings and 160 dock doors. Combined, these features will help Malouf provide accurate and efficient order fulfillment and improve its vertical integration capabilities. . Prior to acquiring the property, this facility served as a distribution centre for Toys “R” Us.

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J.B. Hunt will test Waymo Via autonomous trucks in Texas

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NASDAQ: JBHT ) will test high-autonomy software from Waymo Via on a leading customer route from Houston to Fort Worth, Texas, where robot truck evaluations are making up a greater portion of Lone Star State traffic. Bigger in Texas. Hunt Transport Services Inc.

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Borderlands: Driver shortage affecting cross-border trucking

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The company is based in Del Rio, Texas, along the United States-Mexico border. “I CANACAR said the trucking industry is short around 50,000 drivers throughout the country, and in Nuevo Laredo, just across the border from Laredo, Texas, there are around 2,000 vacancies.

Customs agents seize meth, chicken lollipops at Texas ports

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized methamphetamine and illegal pet treats in separate enforcement actions in Texas. The shipment was manifested as men’s sweaters and was destined for Highlands, Texas, near Houston.

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Texas tops list for truck driver drug/alcohol violations

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New data released by the federal Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse shows Texas topping the list of number of registered truck drivers with a positive drug and/or alcohol test violation but Louisiana ranking highest in violation rates based on number of employers.

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Doubling Down on the Supply Chain: How Some West Texas Producers are Facing Headwinds from Increased Complexity, Resulting in Decreased Cash Operating Costs/Barrel

Maine Pointe

Tony Planos, VP Oil & Gas , outlines some of the key challenges currently faced by West Texas operators and discusses why he believes a holistic, end-to-end supply chain approach may be the way to overcome them. Oil & Gas Total Value Optimization supply chain transformation Energy

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What happened to all the Texas freight?

DAT Solutions

In the first half of the year, the spot market in Texas was boiling over, with not nearly enough trucks to cover the growing demand for freight. Pipeline capacity issues in West Texas are part of the explanation. DAT tracks daily load-to-truck ratios in 11 Key Market Areas in Texas, more than any other state. We usually see a slump in freight from mid-July to mid-August, but this year, even though rates stayed mostly high nationwide, Texas freight markets fell more than most.

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Reefer freight sizzles in South Texas

DAT Solutions

As we get closer to Christmas, a larger proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables are imported from Mexico through a handful of border crossings in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Demand for fresh produce remains strong, even though most fall crops have already been harvested in the U.S. and spring is still a few months away.

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Home Depot plans multi-million-square-foot distribution centre in Grand Prairie Texas

EFT

The center, a build-to-suit project, will be located at 9314 West Jefferson Blvd. The Dallas City Council voted Wednesday in favour of giving more than $6 million in incentives for The Home Depot (NYSE: HD), which plans to open a multimillion-square-foot center in southern Dallas that will bring about 800 jobs to the area. The proposal passed with an 11-3 vote.

Mexican drug traffickers turned to trucks during pandemic — Long Haul Crime Log

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Customs and Border Protection agents in Laredo, Texas, saw drug traffickers switch to fewer but larger shipments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Long-Haul Crime Log News Podcast Trucking drug smuggling Laredo texas long haul crime log podcasts Podcasts: FreightWaves FreightCasts Network

Plastics Express bringing jobs, port business to Houston area

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The Cedar Port Logistics Center, which will be located in Baytown, Texas, is being developed by Capital Development Partners. American Shipper News Trucking BNSF Railway Cedar Port Industrial Park Cedar Port Logistics Center Plastic Express Port Houston Texas Union Pacific

Borderlands: Mexico exports of commercial trucks jump 277%

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West Pak Avocado announces Texas distribution center. recently announced it will build an $18 million facility in Laredo, Texas. The Laredo facility will be the company’s third in Texas.