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

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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

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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: 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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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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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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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

Refraction AI sees big opportunity in Texas

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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

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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.

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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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 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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‘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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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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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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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.

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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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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East Coast, Texas Ports Gain as Retailers Skirt Pacific Gridlock

Supply Chain Brain

Supply-chain obstacles are forcing U.S. retailers to rewire their shipping routes. The early winners are East and Gulf Coast ports, which are taking business from rivals out West at the fastest pace in at least two decades

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Uber Freight, Aurora Expand Texas Self-Driving Pilot with Veritiv

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The pilot provides critical first-hand learnings around autonomous truck deployment — creating a blueprint for how the Aurora Driver will be integrated and safely deployed and scaled across the Uber Freight network

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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 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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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 Tells Cargo Ships to Join Tesla and ‘Escape California’

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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

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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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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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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FedEx Partners With Self-Driving Car Startup Aurora in Texas

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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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Alphabet to Test Drone Delivery for Walgreens in Texas

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Alphabet Inc.’s s drone-delivery operation is expanding to a Walgreens in suburban Dallas where it will make airborne deliveries of toothpaste and other goods to residents of nearby towns

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Aurora, PACCAR and FedEx team up to test autonomous trucks in Texas

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into its linehaul logistics operations in Texas, the latest example of real-world testing of robot-driven trucks. FedEx Corp. will integrate Aurora Innovation’s high-autonomy software-equipped trucks from PACCAR Inc.

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South Texas port of entry set to reopen as migrant camp cleared

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Customs and Border Protection officials said a South Texas port of entry could reopen as soon as Saturday, after being forced to close because of a migrant surge that disrupted operations. CBP shuts down Texas port of entry, reroutes traffic.

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