ATTS Logistics is proud to announce that we warehoused and transported 50,639 books to in-need communities in Big Ugly, West Virginia. We partnered with Lake Zurich, IL, residents, Shari and Vince Gullo, and West Virginia nonprofit, Step by Step, to ship books to this rural area. The Gullos organized a book drive and collected over 50,000 books with support from Lake Zurich-area residents over the past six months.
The children in Big Ugly, West Virginia have limited access to reading materials, and the nearest library is over 40 miles away. The Gullos have visited the area multiple times over the last few years and wanted to support literacy, access to reading materials, and the love for books within the Big Ugly community.
We are so happy to help play a part in this generous endeavor and cannot wait for the children of Big Ugly to experience the beauty of literature!
If Donald Trump wants his new US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement to be enacted, he may have to lift the aluminum and steel tariffs imposed on Mexico and Canada. The nations, along with US lawmakers, are pushing Trump to eliminate the tariffs if he wants the agreement to be approved.
Find out more details here.
A lawsuit has been filed against carrier YRC Worldwide by the U.S. government. The U.S. Department of Justice notes that "[YRC Freight Inc., Roadway Express Inc., and Yellow Transportation Inc.] systematically overcharged the government for freight carrier services and made false statements to the government that hid their misconduct" for shipments dating from September 2005 to October 2013 (U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs, 2018).
YRC Worldwide is accused of overcharging the U.S. Department of Defense for heavier shipments versus the lighter accurate weights of the shipments. YRC is also alleged to have covered up their overcharging practices and failing to return money owed as credits.
Roadway Express Inc. and Yellow Transportation Inc. merged in 2009 to create YRC Inc., now known as YRC Freight Inc.
Read the full U.S. Department of Justice release here.
Tariffs Bite US Economy With Record Trade Gap, Cooler Orders – Jenny Leonard, Sarah Foster & Katia Dmitrieva, AJOT
According to the American Journal of Transportation, the trade gap for U.S. merchandise expanded to a record last month. Increases in imports surpassed exports, with the gap in goods trade rising from $75.5 billion to $76 billion.
Read the full article here: Tariffs Bite US Economy With Record Trade Gap, Cooler Orders – Jenny Leonard, Sarah Foster & Katia Dmitrieva, American Journal of Transportation
According to FleetOwner magazine, over $74 billion in trucking operational costs were added due to traffic congestion. Not only does congestion increase financial costs, but it also leads to lost hours of productivity. Most of the congestion costs are concentrated in metropolitan areas (over 90%).
Read more information here: Traffic Adds $74.5 Billion to Trucking's Annual Price Tag – Neil Abt, FleetOwner
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