William B. Cassidy

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

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An Amazon fulfillment center in Washington state, United States.
Notch another business model advance for Amazon. Shippers say CEOs, CFOs are aligning goals with supply chain strategies to deliver rich "experiences" customers demand, finally giving logistics a "seat" at the head table.

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A FedEx truck in New York, United States.
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Trucks traveling in Florida.
It did not take Hurricane Florence making landfall on the continental United States to have it affect freight rates.
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