Borderlands: Texas Trucking Association appoints Ernesto Gaytán Jr. as chairman

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This week: Texas Trucking Association appoints Ernesto Gaytán Jr. as chairman; Saddle Creek to open new distribution center in Texas; CFI reports four years of accident-free operations in Laredo; and 11 tractors destroyed by a fire at Texas plant. and Texas.

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Mexico shootout slows Texas border truck traffic

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A shootout between gunmen and Mexican authorities has jammed up commercial traffic through Laredo, Texas, according to officials. News Trucking Colombia Solidarity Bridge Laredo Mexico Texas US-Mexico border World Trade Bridge

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Texas freight forwarder files bankruptcy

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Trucking, logistics and airfreight companies are collectively owed hundreds of thousands of dollars after a Texas freight forwarder filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas on Tuesday.

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CBP shuts down Texas port of entry, reroutes commercial traffic

The Supply Chain Journal

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shut down a port of entry in South Texas in response to a large influx of migrants attempting to cross the Mexico border into the United States. Del Rio is in southwest Texas, about 150 miles west of San Antonio and 220 west of Laredo.

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XPO shuttering Texas distribution center, laying off 29 employees

The Supply Chain Journal

The permanent closure of XPO’s facility at 6707 Interstate 10 East will result in 29 employees being laid off, according to a notice filed with the Texas Workforce Commission Monday. Layoffs and Bankruptcies News Trucking Distribution centers layoffs Texas XPO Logistics

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FreightWaves Classics: I-20 connects Texas to the East Coast

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Interstate 20 (I-20) is a major east-west interstate highway that begins in western Texas, then serves as a connection through the northern tier of the Deep South states. I-20 starts east of Kent, Texas, at I-10 and ends at I-95 in Florence, South Carolina. I-20 in Texas.

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Reliance Partners ‘bullish’ on Laredo, Texas-Mexico corridor

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and Mexican carriers and brokers can profit from cross-border expansion, especially around the busiest truck port on the Mexican border, Laredo, Texas. “We There’s much to gain from the nearly $2 billion in trade flows across the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border every day.

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Rivian considers Texas, Arizona for $5B electric vehicle plant

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Automaker Rivian is eyeing locations in Texas and Arizona, among others, as possible sites for its second electric vehicle factory. Electric Trucks News Trucking arizona Automotive OEMs automotive supply chain Electric trucks Fort Worth Mesa Rivian Texas

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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Union Pacific seeks to close Texas car repair facility

The Supply Chain Journal

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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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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Texas Governor’s Border Slowdown Cost $4 Billion, Research Shows

Supply Chain Brain

Texas’s economy took a more than $4 billion hit in April after Governor Greg Abbott’s order to ramp up on security at the border resulted in shipping delays and bridge blockades, according to a new analysis

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Texas Governor Halts Some Truck Inspections on Border Snarl

Supply Chain Brain

Texas is halting some vehicle inspections at the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border after Governor Abbott’s crackdown provoked protests that halted crucial food and equipment shipments

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BNSF clears sites in Texas and Montana for industrial development

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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.

First Class 8 electric trucks headed for Texas

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They will be based at the company’s terminal in Fort Worth, Texas. CBP shuts down Texas port of entry, reroutes traffic. Fleetmaster Express recently ordered 10 Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks as part of the company’s plan to transition from a diesel fleet to an electric one.

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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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Texas household goods trucking company, military contractor files Chapter 7

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A Texas transportation company and its affiliates that contracted with the federal government to move and store household goods for military service members and their families has ceased operations and filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Texas on Tuesday.

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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‘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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How did the 1900 hurricane forever change the Texas shipping industry?

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8, 1900, a Category 4 hurricane smashed on shore in Galveston, an island city of about 38,000 people on the Gulf Coast of Texas. The port at Galveston was founded in 1825, when Texas was still part of Mexican territory. On Sept.

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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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Texas Deep Freeze Will Bring a Fresh Test to Power Grid

Supply Chain Brain

Texas is facing an Arctic blast this week that threatens to leave Dallas blanketed in snow, freeze oil and natural gas production areas and will test the state’s power grid

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

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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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Texas Tells Cargo Ships to Join Tesla and ‘Escape California’

Supply Chain Brain

A month after Texas poached Tesla Inc.’s s headquarters from California, it’s now trying to attract freight carriers dealing with near-record backlogs at the U.S.’s s largest ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

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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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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Worldwide Flight Services acquires Texas-based cargo handler

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Fort Worth, Texas-based Pinnacle Logistics is focused on specialist express cargo handling for e-commerce customers. with 10 facilities in Texas, along with operations in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Windsor Locks, Connecticut, and Minneapolis.

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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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Truck driver killed in Texas after collision with freight train

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A truck driver is dead following a collision Wednesday involving a tractor-trailer and freight train just northeast of Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened just after 7 a.m.

FedEx Partners With Self-Driving Car Startup Aurora in Texas

Supply Chain Brain

in a pilot project in Texas that uses the startup’s technology in a self-driving Paccar Inc. Aurora Innovation Inc. will help move cargo for FedEx Corp. truck

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Texas-size investment welcomes Gatik to Lone Star State

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After successfully operating three high-profile tests of its technology, middle-mile autonomous vehicle startup Gatik is going big — as in Texas-size big. including Texas, where the firm will join the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ). Texas allows testing of this format.”.

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Texas Power Failures Push Chip Shortage From Bad to Worse

Supply Chain Brain

Power outages across Texas caused by historically cold weather have shut down semiconductor plants clustered around Austin, further disrupting a supply chain that has already been falling short of customer needs

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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.

Borderlands: Mission Produce boosts market footprint with Texas avocado import facility

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This week: Mission Produce boosts market footprint with Texas avocado import facility; cross-border rail ferry makes maiden voyage; Magni opens new logistics facility in Texas; and CBP intercepts $24M worth of meth. Magni opens new logistics facility in Texas.

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Strong Midwest harvests offset woes in Texas

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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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