Ari Ashe

Ari Ashe

Ari Ashe has more than a decade of journalism experience working in the busy newsrooms of Washington D.C. He earned two bachelor’s degrees at George Washington University and a master’s in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. In 2006, he began his career with WTOP-FM in Washington D.C., a 24/7 all-news radio outlet. Beginning as a producer, he was the commuter transportation beat reporter from 2012 through 2015. He won an Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative journalism during the three-year stretch. In 2016, Ashe moved over to covering commercial transportation for Transport Topics, a publication of the American Trucking Associations, covering the business of trucking, railroads, and ocean carriers, including quarterly earnings reports and economic news affecting the industry. He joined the JOC in 2018 and reports on the Southeast US ports, intermodal, and trucking.

Union Pacific rail yard, Nebraska, United States.
The summer/fall beat-the-tariff front-loading of imports to West Coast ports is now spreading inland.

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port of Savannah.
A slew of upgrades, efficiency improvements, and new services are all aimed at boosting business.
Infographic: New US chassis model emerges
There are two popular operating models for running a chassis pool, but truckers want to create a third version they believe will improve cargo deliveries.
US Customs and Border Protection headquarters, Washington, DC.
Nuisances are popping up that irk port authorities and customs brokers.
Chassis stacked.
Chassis are one piece of the puzzle, and all parts must fit together in sync for the supply chain to remain smooth in the future.
An intermodal train travels in the United States.
Class I railroads face uncertainty in global trade, as well challenges in service and pricing, to keep momentum going in 2019.
Truck chassis.
IANA believes its educational guide can become a standard textbook for the chassis industry.
An intermodal train in the United States.
If price is how intermodal separates itself from trucking, railroads should think hard about rates.
US CBP Washington.
Delays may occur if paperwork is flagged by a federal agency in which staffers are furloughed.
IHS Markit predicts global economic growth will decelerate to 3 percent in 2019.
Trucks at a port.
A reservation system is one tool to improve fluidity, according to port officials, but the trucking community believes restricting access is a step in the wrong direction.