Marten Transport discloses cyberattack, warns employee data could be at risk

A tractor-trailer of Marten Transport travels on a highway with mountains in the background.

Wisconsin-based trucking company Marten Transport has confirmed it was the victim of a cyberattack earlier in October and warned that employee data could have been compromised, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Wednesday.

Marten said in the filing that the company detected the attack on Oct. 3 and were accessed and encrypted as part of the incident. It came three days after a cybercriminal group posted a claim — which was quickly taken down — to the dark web alleging...

Navistar will destroy old engines, pay $52M to settle federal complaint

Navistar Inc. is settling Clean Air Act violations with the U.S. Justice Department by paying a $52 million fine and destroying old engines to prevent oxides of nitrogen (NOx) pollution from fouling the atmosphere.

Navistar, now a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG’s Traton Group, has borne the burden of deciding against using the selective catalyst reduction (SCR) form of emissions control that other truck makers adopted following tougher pollution rules going into effect in 2010.

In the Justice...

Port of Long Beach sets up rail relief valve in Utah

Sunset on a big container rail yard.

The Port of Long Beach said Wednesday it is implementing a modified inland port project with the state of Utah to convert containers headed to the Mountain West region to rail from truck in an effort to increase turnover and reduce massive backlogs that have impacted business around the country.

Containers will be loaded on Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) trains at on-dock and near-dock rail yards in Long Beach and hauled to UP’s intermodal facility in Salt Lake City. From there, the port will arrange...

Old Dominion notes short-term cost headwinds; Q3 another record

Old Dominion posts record revenue and profit in Q3

Old Dominion Freight Line will see a bit of a cost catch-up over the next couple of quarters given the record growth it continues to experience. The company will continue to expand its network of terminals and add the drivers and workers needed to service them as it looks to grow its share of the robust less-than-truckload market.

The Thomasville, North Carolina-based carrier reported third-quarter earnings per share of $2.47, 10 cents ahead of consensus and 76 cents higher year-over-year,...

Ocean carriers will pass on fines for lingering containers to importers

Rail-mounted gantry cranes cull container stacks at the Port of Long Beach.

Logistics industry professionals say retailers and other cargo owners will ultimately bear the cost of drastic new fees announced Monday by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in response to mounting congestion disrupting the entire U.S. economy. 

The fees ostensibly penalize ocean carriers for not quickly clearing out imported containers piling up in their terminals, but a lack of details in the press release left freight industry stakeholders confused about how the rules will be applied.


Why is reducing emissions in freight so hard?

AskWaves dives into why transportation and freight is such a difficult sector to reduce emissions.

Experts often say greenhouse gas emissions are “hard to abate” in the transportation, freight and supply chain industries. The sector’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels means that substantial investments in infrastructure and technology are necessary to get to net-zero emissions.

Issues that make decarbonizing freight difficult include the:

  • Higher upfront costs for some sustainable solutions, even if the total costs of ownership are lower.
  • Scalability, range, weight and other technological...

Trucking business started up when event rentals dried up

While some industries are struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, changing shopping habits and the surge in demand for goods have generated new opportunities in others.

Chicago resident Mohammad Banibaker saw the pandemic as a chance to jump into the trucking and logistics industries — a sector that has always piqued his interest.

“Logistics was always in the back of my mind, I just never had the time or opportunity to get in,” Banibaker told FreightWaves. “COVID-19 was a blessing...

Ryder buying Midwest warehouse company, giving it multi-client capabilty

Ryder System made two announcements Wednesday morning, one expected and the other some news.

In addition to announcing record third-quarter earnings, Ryder (NYSE: R) said it was acquiring Midwest Warehouse & Distribution System. 

According to the company’s prepared statement on the acquisition, Midwest has nine multiclient warehouses and eight dedicated-customer warehouses. It described its area of activity as five regions, primarily in Chicago “and to a lesser extent” New York, Pennsylvania,...

Interstate stretches in 3 states pose greatest rollover risk

CSX trailer rolled over on side of a road.

Because of their design, tractor-trailers roll over more often than other vehicles. They have a higher center of gravity, as well as more weight that might not be evenly distributed.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, nearly half of all fatal large-truck accidents in 2019 resulted from rollovers, which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says kill hundreds of truckers each year.

Based on data from Lytx, a trucking telematics company, these are the five places...

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