‘Superload’ Lumbers Across Pennsylvania, as Big as Two Whales

A mammoth tractor-trailer is hauling a tank from a decommissioned nuclear training site for disassembly near Pittsburgh. Top speed: 30 m.p.h.

#automobiles, #pennsylvania, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #trucks-and-trucking

As Traffic Roars Back, Neighborhoods Outside Manhattan Feel the Pain

With transit use lagging and truck deliveries and car ownership rising, congestion across New York City is likely to be worse after the pandemic than it was before.

#adams-eric-l, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #inrix-inc, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #schwartz-samuel-i, #trucks-and-trucking

NYC Traffic: How Neighborhoods Outside of Manhattan Are Feeling the Pain

With transit use lagging and truck deliveries and car ownership rising, congestion across New York City is likely to be worse after the pandemic than it was before.

#adams-eric-l, #congestion-pricing, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #inrix-inc, #new-york-city, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #schwartz-samuel-i, #trucks-and-trucking

How Truck Drivers Cook on the Road

Long-haul drivers are under intense pressure this season, but many will carve out the time (and the onboard space) to make steaks, turkeys and charcuterie boards.

#christmas, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #kitchens, #new-year, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states

Online Orders in Manhattan May Soon Arrive by Ferry

A partnership plans to bring packages into Manhattan by ferry, relieving truck congestion in tunnels and bridges.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fernhay, #ferries, #freight-cargo, #manhattan-nyc, #ny-waterway, #roads-and-traffic, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #wachtel-william

Urea Shortage Is Felt Around the World

Farmers in India are desperate. Trucks in South Korea had to be idled. Food prices, already high, could rise even further.

#agriculture-and-farming, #cf-industries-holdings-inc, #china, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #england, #fertilizer, #india, #international-trade-and-world-market, #madhya-pradesh-india, #natural-gas, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #potash, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #russia, #seoul-south-korea, #shortages, #south-korea, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #world-bank

Supply Chain Snarls for Cars on Display at a Kansas Terminal

A shipping terminal in Kansas reveals the fundamental problem — no one can plan, and no one is sure what will happen next.

#automobiles, #delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #jack-cooper-transport, #kansas-city-kan, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking

A Wine Rack on Rails? U.K. Businesses Seek Solutions to Shortages.

Two months after concerns about gas and food stocks caused ripples of anxiety, Britain continues to face problems in its supply chain. Distributors and retailers are looking for creative fixes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trucks-and-trucking

U.K. Trucking Shortage Endures Despite Plea for Foreign Drivers

A special visa offer, aimed at forestalling a supply chain fiasco during the holidays, goes begging for takers.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #england, #foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #poland, #trucks-and-trucking, #visas

Solutions for the Shortage of Truck Drivers

Readers suggest guest workers, autonomous trucks, better work conditions and a relay race model.

#labor-and-jobs, #sexual-harassment, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries, #women-and-girls

All Eyes Are on the Nation’s Ports. Can Truck Drivers Make the Most of It?

The supply-chain crisis has opened a rare opportunity for them to agitate for a better life.

#charleston-sc, #collective-bargaining, #freight-cargo, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #international-longshoremens-assn, #maersk-line, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking

Crunch at Ports May Mean Crisis for Family Farms

Backlogs and cancellations are hitting American growers as costs rise, profits slump and overseas customers shop elsewhere.

#agriculture-and-farming, #dairy-products, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #milk, #port-of-los-angeles-calif, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking

The Biggest Kink in America’s Supply Chain: Not Enough Truckers

Long hours and uncomfortable working conditions are leading to a shortage of truck drivers, which has compounded shipping delays in the United States.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #buttigieg-pete-1982, #hiring-and-promotion, #labor-and-jobs, #ports, #shortages, #transportation-department-us, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries

Global Shipping Delays Loom Over Retailers for the Holidays

The travails of a Chicago fishing company’s advent calendar highlight the supply chain hurdles for businesses trying to deliver items in time for the holidays.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #california, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costco-wholesale-corporation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #railroads, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking, #union-pacific-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc

A Truck Broker on the Supply Chain Madness

He helps move things from point A to point B. And he thinks you should already be shopping for the holidays.

#content-type-personal-profile, #florida, #greene-jeffrey-b-1960, #labor-and-jobs, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

Gangs Rule Much of Haiti. For Many, It Means No Fuel, No Power, No Food.

A country in crisis is facing a severe fuel shortage that is pushing it to the brink of collapse.

#digicel, #gangs, #haiti, #hospitals, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #port-au-prince-haiti, #shortages, #strikes, #trucks-and-trucking

Boris Johnson Promotes Rising Wages Amid Shortages in U.K.

Wages in some industries are rising because employers can’t find enough workers. That’s not a path to long-term growth, analysts say.

#economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #productivity, #trucks-and-trucking, #wages-and-salaries

Britain Needs Truckers Fast. We Went to a School Where They Train.

Britain has experienced shortages of gasoline and some foods because of too few drivers. At a military barracks in South London, trainees are learning how to maneuver trucks through streets and highways.

#automobiles, #england, #london-england, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

What the Shipping Crisis Looks Like at a U.S. Port

An enduring traffic jam at the Port of Savannah reveals why the chaos in global shipping is likely to persist.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #freight-cargo, #georgia-ports-authority, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #ships-and-shipping, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

What America’s Port Crisis Looks Like Up Close

An enduring traffic jam at the Port of Savannah reveals why the chaos in global shipping is likely to persist.

#factories-and-manufacturing, #freight-cargo, #georgia-ports-authority, #international-trade-and-world-market, #ports, #roads-and-traffic, #ships-and-shipping, #shopping-and-retail, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

Boris Johnson Urges Businesses to Help Resolve Britain’s Shortages

The prime minister said current supply-chain disruptions were an inevitable step to a more robust economy.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

Britain’s Christmas Lament: Meat Shortages and Delivery Delays

Military personnel are driving transport trucks. Pig farmers may start culling their stock. Even the government says shortages will affect Christmas, as Britons brace for a challenging winter.

#butchers-and-butchering, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delivery-services, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-union, #foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #johnson-boris, #labor-and-jobs, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #norfolk-england, #office-for-national-statistics-united-kingdom, #pigs, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

U.K. Aims to Ease Trucker Shortage With Visas Into 2022

The decision extended an earlier move to offer three-month visas to foreign drivers, and came as the government also called on military drivers to help resolve a fuel distribution crisis.

#automobile-service-and-charging-stations, #great-britain, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

Britain’s Fuel Shortages Are Just the Start

A sudden convergence of crises has cast the country’s future in darkness.

#conservative-party-great-britain, #energy-and-power, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #johnson-boris, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #trucks-and-trucking

U.K. Gas Shortages Reveal New Crucial Workers: Truck Drivers

Dwindling pay, poor roadside conditions and post-Brexit immigration rules have led to a critical shortage of drivers. Despite appeals, some say they are reluctant to return.

#england, #europe, #foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #labor-and-jobs, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

A Brexit-Weary Britain Finds Itself in a New Crisis With Brexit Overtones

The government has blamed problems like food shortages on the virus. With the pandemic waning, the focus in the fuel crisis is shifting to Britain’s exit from the E.U.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-trade-and-world-market, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

Why Gas Pumps Across Britain Are Running Dry

A shortage of truck drivers has led to empty fuel pumps around the country, creating long lines at gas stations and panic buying.

#european-union, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #immigration-and-emigration, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking

Gas Shortages and Long Lines Upend Britons’ Daily Lives

Getting to work, driving a taxi, making an ambulance run: Fuel shortages and long lines at gas stations have Britons scrambling to make trips they once took for granted.

#automobiles, #england, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #trucks-and-trucking, #visas, #wages-and-salaries

U.K. Offers Thousands of Visas to Foreign Truckers to Ease Driver Shortage

The move reflects growing alarm within the government about a disruption to supplies that has prompted panic buying and, in some cases, caused fuel to run out at gas stations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #foreign-workers, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #politics-and-government, #shortages, #trucks-and-trucking, #visas

Beyond Evergrande’s Troubles, a Slowing Chinese Economy

Investors are watching whether the property developer defaults. But in the background, the world’s No. 2 economy is flashing numerous warning signs.

#building-construction, #china, #china-evergrande-group, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gross-national-product-gnp, #trucks-and-trucking

Ford’s Truck of the Future Looks Pretty Familiar

A compelling commercial to sell electric trucks leaves out planetary responsibility. Is this really good news?

#electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking

Why Everyone Should Care About Workers’ Rights

The impact of rotten jobs radiates far beyond the workplace.

#assn-of-flight-attendants, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #minimum-wage, #nursing-homes, #organized-labor, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization, #wages-and-salaries, #working-hours, #workplace-environment

Chicken, Milkshakes, Candy: Scarce in Britain’s Truck Driver Shortage

Because of Brexit and other reasons, Britain doesn’t have enough truck drivers, and that’s causing all sorts of items to go vanish from stores and restaurants.

#fast-food-industry, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #haribo, #labor-and-jobs, #mcdonalds-corporation, #milkshakes, #nandos-restaurant-group-inc, #shortages, #supermarkets-and-grocery-stores, #trucks-and-trucking

Lordstown Motors Invites Investors and Analysts to Its Factory

After an executive shake-up and conflicting statements about its prospects, the start-up demonstrated prototypes of its pickup.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #factories-and-manufacturing, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors-corp, #trucks-and-trucking

A New Crop in Pennsylvania: Warehouses

Huge facilities have sprouted up in and around the Lehigh Valley, fueled by the astonishing growth of e-commerce. Some residents say the area’s landscape and long-term economic health could be threatened.

#allentown-pa, #bethlehem-steel-co, #e-commerce, #factories-and-manufacturing, #labor-and-jobs, #pennsylvania, #prologis-inc, #shopping-and-retail, #trucks-and-trucking, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

The Costly Pursuit of Self-Driving Cars Continues On. And On. And On.

Many in Silicon Valley promised that self-driving cars would be a common sight by 2021. Now the industry is resetting expectations and settling in for years of more work.

#accidents-and-safety, #aurora-innovation-inc, #automobiles, #driverless-and-semiautonomous-vehicles, #google-inc, #musk-elon, #trucks-and-trucking, #uber-technologies-inc, #urmson-chris-p-1976, #waymo

‘The Traveling Zoo’: Life on the Road, With Pets at Their Side

Many truckers depend on the companionship of dogs, cats, birds, pigs — or even a hedgehog.

#cats, #dogs, #parakeets, #pets, #trucks-and-trucking

‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’: Chaos Strikes Global Shipping

The pandemic has disrupted international trade, driving up the cost of shipping goods and adding a fresh challenge to the global economic recovery.

#california, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #europe, #factories-and-manufacturing, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #freight-cargo, #international-trade-and-world-market, #jakarta-indonesia, #maersk-line, #north-america, #ports, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #shortages, #southeast-asia, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states, #united-states-economy

Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

The e-commerce giant added at least nine new warehouses in the city over the past year as 2.4 million packages a day strained the nation’s largest urban delivery system.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc

Garbage Truck Driver Is Charged in California Fire That Killed 2

The driver, Antonio Ornelas-Velazquez, is accused by the authorities of dumping a burning load of trash that sparked a deadly fire in 2019 that also destroyed more than 70 structures.

#california, #desert-hot-springs-calif, #district-attorneys, #fires-and-firefighters, #riverside-county-calif, #trucks-and-trucking, #wildfires

Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

Truckers Shun U.K. Ports to Avoid Brexit Red Tape

British ports expected gridlock after post-Brexit trade rules began on Jan. 1. Instead, some are nearly empty as truckers stay away, reluctant to spend hours waiting for newly required export documents.

#europe, #european-union, #ferries, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #ireland, #trucks-and-trucking

Xavier Becerra Brings Environmental Justice to Forefront

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services is the first state attorney general to create an environmental justice bureau.

#air-pollution, #attorneys-general, #becerra-xavier, #environment, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-states-politics-and-government

G.M. Scales Down Nikola Deal

A new agreement, supplying hydrogen fuel cell technology from General Motors, is less sweeping than the strategic partnership outlined in September.

#automobiles, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #general-motors, #hydrogen, #milton-trevor-1981, #nikola-motor-co, #trucks-and-trucking

Post-Brexit Border Test Leads to 5-Mile Traffic Jam in Southern England

French border officials were holding a trial run of immigration procedures that could come into effect if Britain and the European Union don’t reach a trade deal by the end of December.

#european-union, #eurotunnel, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #kent-england, #trucks-and-trucking

How VW’s Diesel Settlement Is Changing Fleets, From Schools to Seaports

A scandal led to a $2.9 billion trust fund for states to put cleaner vehicles on their roads. A lot of the money has gone to more diesel vehicles.

#air-pollution, #automobiles, #buses, #diesel-power, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #government-contracts-and-procurement, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #trucks-and-trucking, #volkswagen-ag

Thieves Steal 6 Million Medical Gloves from Florida Supplier

The gloves were headed for hospitals battling the pandemic.

#coral-springs-fla, #florida, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #robberies-and-thefts, #trucks-and-trucking

Eye on Beirut, Senegal Port Rushes to Truck Away Tons of Ammonium Nitrate

After nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate caused a devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, the West African nation of Senegal discovered the same amount sitting in its port in Dakar.

#ammonium-nitrate, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #explosions-accidental, #mali, #senegal, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking

Electric Vehicle Makers Find a Back Door to Wall Street

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are helping them and other fledgling companies raise money and gain coveted stock listings.

#ackman-william-a, #automobiles, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #initial-public-offerings, #lordstown-ohio, #lordstown-motors, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tesla-motors-inc, #trucks-and-trucking

Near U.K.’s Busiest Port, Brexit Hopes Are Layered in Asphalt

A 27-acre site is being built to handle trucks amid fears that new trade rules will slow freight movement. It has been nicknamed the “Farage Garage” after the pro-Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage.

#farage-nigel-1964, #freight-cargo, #great-britain, #great-britain-withdrawal-from-eu-brexit, #international-trade-and-world-market, #trucks-and-trucking