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The UPS Worldwide Express Freight service, designed for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international heavyweight shipments, added eight new origin countries and five new destination countries to its network.
The agreement with trade union ver.di includes salary increases in 2016 and 2017, as well as employee protection against job dismissal through 2019.
Judge John Gleason of the Eastern District Court of New York granted class-action status to plaintiffs seeking compensation from several airlines for raising their transportation costs.
Meanwhile, drayage drivers at Pacific 9 Transportation continue their strike in an attempt to be reclassified as employee drivers.
The future of the Export-Import Bank is still in doubt because it depends on passage of a long-term transportation bill that is expected to pass the Senate, but which faces strong opposition in the House.
Roadrunner's CEO Mark DiBlasi said the purchase of Stagecoach Cartage will expand its trucking network in the Southwest U.S. and along the Mexican border.