Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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The value of major global transportation acquisitions jumped 50 percent in the second quarter and rose 16 percent from the first quarter, as trucking and logistics firms reached across borders to buy their way into new markets and expand services.

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