Uber Freight Partners With Marqeta, Branch to Boost Logistics, Transportation

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Marqeta’s card issuing platform, along with Branch’s digital wallet, will be partnered with Uber Freight to bolster payments for the logistics and transportation industries, according to a press release.

Manheim, DHL Collaborate On Transportation Management

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Manheim Logistics has formed an exclusive collaboration with DHL Supply Chain in order to develop what a press release calls a "more holistic" transportation management system. B2B Payments B2B DHL Supply Chain logistics Manheim Logistics News partnerships transportation What's Hot In B2B

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Visa Expands Contactless Public Transportation Payments Due To Pandemic

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Visa , in response to the rising demand for safer ways to travel, has expanded its partnership with Cubic Transportation Systems to offer contactless payments for public transportation services in over 500 cities, according to a press release.

Uber And Lyft Win Government Transportation Contract

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government is enlisting Uber and Lyft to help provide transportation services for public agencies and employees, Reuters reports. government was known to spend around $200 million on transportation every year. The U.S.

FedEx Takes $450M YoY Hit From Increased Labor, Transportation Costs

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FedEx, in its first quarter earnings report, has shown operating results negatively impacted by higher operating expenses, which happened due to the pandemic’s air network impact and staffing challenges. The results also suffered from a decline in the U.S.

McLeod/KSM Transportation Accounting & Finance Virtual Conference

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Like many other industries, transportation has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. From finding better ways to manage cash flow to adopting new technologies, the crisis has forced transportation companies to undergo a myriad of changes this year in order to survive.

Transporta Launches Transport Management System For Indonesia's Truckers

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Indonesian tech startup Transporta is rolling out its new free transport management system (TMS) to help small business truckers, a press release says.

PayPal Joins Uber’s Effort To Provide Transportation To US Vaccination Sites

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s initiative to offer free or discounted trips to inoculation sites in the United States to help ensure that transportation isn't a barrier to vaccine access, according to a Friday (Feb. Coronavirus COVID-19 News PayPal transportation Uber What's HotPayPal Holdings, Inc.

6 Tips for Strategically Managing Transportation Brokers

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This consultation includes reviewing clients’ strengths and weaknesses when it comes to managing transportation services. While every carrier we visit uses transportation brokers, most do not have a strategy for those relationships.

Lyft Launches Healthcare Tool For Patients' Medical Transport

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Lyft is introducing a program to help ease medical transportation for people without rides, something that previously has been largely a time-consuming, stressful and expensive proposition for patients and providers alike.

Visa: Contactless Is The Cornerstone For A Reinvented Public Transportation Experience

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Mary Kay Bowman , Visa ’s head of seller solutions, told Karen Webster in a recent conversation that some operators had contactless payments already partially available in segments of the public transportation system, while others had it earmarked for a project several years in the future.

Transport Trade Group Brings Airlines And Vaccine IDs Into The Digital Age

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Coronavirus digital ID Featured News International Air Transport Association News T&E travel vaccine passportAt some point, though it may seem to be far away, air travel is going to resume. It may take a while. But businesspeople will want face to face meetings instead of Zoom.

Uber Health And Ride Health Team Up On Medical Transportation 

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Healthcare transportation companies Ride Health and Uber Health have teamed up on non-emergency medical transportation to expand options for people seeking an easier way to get to their medical appointments, Ride Health announced on Tuesday (Jan.

Have Wheels, Will Heal — Medical’s Transportation Ecosystem?

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The reality is, many Americans fail to pick up their prescriptions or make it to their doctors’ appointments not because they don’t want to go but because they can’t — they lack adequate access to transportation. According to data from the Transportation Research Board, about 3.6

HERE Releases New Social Transport App, SoMo

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HERE Technologies , a mapping and location data company, has released a new mobile transportation app called SoMo that hinges on a social aspect, according to a report from VentureBeat. The app combines all transportation – public, private and personal – and lets users see all options at once. Users can also choose a “bus” tab to peruse public transportation options. Ridesharing logistics mobility News ride-hailing transportation What's Hot

Mastercard, Kisio Team To Streamline Transport Payments

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Mastercard and Kisio, a unit of Keolis, are joining forces to make it easier for people to pay for transportation around a city. Transportation providers will be able to let passengers book their trips in one app. Citing a recent survey, Mastercard said that 57 percent of people who live in cities expect those cities to offer one account that can cover all modes of transportation.

Target Offers Employees Pay, Transportation To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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Target is encouraging its employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine by offering two hours of pay for each vaccine dose, as well as a free Lyft ride to a vaccination location. “As

Bolt Expands Transportation Platform To 48 States With Gotcha Tie-Up

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Ridesharing Bolt News transportation What's HotMiami-based micromobility startup Bolt , co-founded by Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt, is expanding to 48 new markets after acquiring the assets of Last Mile Holdings, which included the mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform Gotcha.

Transportation Webinar: Managing Operations During Uncertain Times

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The evolving COVID-19 pandemic continues to create more questions than answers for companies in all industries.

Transportation Webinar: Financial Navigation in Uncertain Times

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The global COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for companies in all industries. With fluid changes to regulations and the creation of new critical business objectives to deliver medical supplies and consumer necessities, the business of trucking has taken an unexpected turn.

London Transport System To Track Subway Riders

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Transport for London (TfL) said on Monday (July 8) that it will start tracking riders through London’s Underground with Wi-Fi from their phones, according to a report by the Financial Times. Data data collection GDPR News transit Transport for London What's HotThe TfL ran a pilot of the tracking system in 2016, and will use the data to better understand how people flow in and out of the system.

From Why To How Fast: Getting Contactless Payments Up To Speed In Public Transportation

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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit public transportation usage all over the world, with New York and London seeing ridership fall by 90 percent or more. Souza said that last point is incredibly critical, given the scale at which many public transportation systems operate under normal conditions.

Transportation Webinar: COVID-19 Federal Assistance for Small & Mid-Size Carriers

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EDT, Randy Hooper, partner with Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, will moderate a panel of SBA lenders to answer questions about eligibility requirements and the loan process

Interpol Warns Food Delivery Drivers May Be Transporting Drugs

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A worldwide police force has issued an alert warning that criminal organizations are using food delivery services to transport drugs as countries remain locked down during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rubber Meets Road In Transportation’s (Digital) ‘New Normal’

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The rebound comes as other modes of transport explicitly tied to cars are suffering, due to the intense face-to-face interactions of ride-hailing and rentals. Retail auto sales car sales Contactless economy Lyft News transportation travel Uber

Client Success Story: Hartt Transportation

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The significant growth Hartt Transportation Systems, Inc. Hartt Transportation), a 65-year old dry van carrier operating in the U.S. and Canada, was experiencing led them to search for a new accounting, tax, and consulting firm with a deep knowledge of the transportation industry

Vector Teams With McLeod Software To Speed Up Transportation Billing

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To speed up fleet and billing functions for truck drivers as well as back-office staffers, mobile capture and workflow technology company Vector has teamed with transportation management software firm McLeod Software , according to an announcement.

IRS Addresses Options for Qualified Transportation Benefits Unused Due to COVID-19

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The IRS has released an information letter responding to an inquiry from a qualified transportation plan participant with unused transit benefits. Unlike the rules governing health FSAs, the qualified transportation plan rules place few restrictions on compensation reduction election changes.

Powering Innovation With Wedding, Transportation Technology

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And in transportation, Lyft is innovating on its technology stack as the firm rolls out features like the Lyft matching platform. Connected brides have a series of new platforms, interactive tools and partnerships to help them plan their weddings.

Uber App Now Offers Public Transport Tickets For CO Riders

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The ridesharing leader has its sights set on becoming the smartphone app everyone looks to for a lift—no matter the mode of transportation. With this step, we are moving closer to making Uber’s platform a one-stop shop for transportation access, from shared rides to buses and bikes.”. Denver residents can now use Uber’s app to buy tickets from the city’s buses and trains operator, Regional Transportation District (RTD).

Transportation Webinar: Carriers: Navigating Financial and Operational Challenges During Uncertainty

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The evolving COVID-19 pandemic has caused the trucking industry to tackle rapidly changing operational and financial practices.

Tennessee Issues Nexus Guidance for Transportation Companies

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Tennessee issued the Revenue Ruling #17-08, which details nexus for transportation companies. Below is a summary of this ruling and key points to be aware of as transportation activity nexus is contemplated for the 2017 tax year

Commuters In India Will Soon Need Only One Transport Payment Card

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The AFC system — expected to be introduced in April — gives public transportation users the convenience of using just one card to pay for the bus, metro and other transport modes. “We The cards work online and offline and are not limited to public transportation purposes.

BMW, Ford, GM Join New Blockchain Consortium Focused On Transportation

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MOBI , the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, debuted on Wednesday (May 2) to explore blockchain for use in transportation. In a press release , the group, which includes BMW, Bosch, Ford, General Motors, Groupe Renault, ZF, Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Services USA and others, will focus on using blockchain to make transportation safer, more affordable and more accessible. Blockchain BMW car industry dlt Ford GM MOBI News Renault research Technology transportation What's Hot

On-Demand Transportation Webinar: Accounting and Tax Updates in the COVID-19 Environment

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As with all industries, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the transportation industry in a number of ways.

Transport for London Licenses Contactless Payment Technology

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When it comes to accepting payments for transportation, London has got something over a lot of other cities around the world: ease of use. That ease of use in paying for transportation has piqued the interest of other cities around the world that could soon begin using London’s technology under a new deal. The funds from the new deal will be used to invest in new transportation infrastructure and to freeze fares, said Khan.

Senior Transport Service Onward Raises $1.5M

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and caregivers who aren’t able to transport their loved ones. Within a year, Onward expects to have hundreds of drivers on board, as well as an increase in the number of vehicles that can transport riders in powered wheelchairs. Onward revealed that it has raised $1.5 million in seed funding that will enable it to help seniors get to their destinations safely. The round was led by Royal Street Ventures, Matchstick Ventures and JPK Capital.

Why The Transportation Sharing Economy Isn’t Just For Cars

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But car shares don’t solve all transportation challenges: Cars are limited to busy roads, after all. Citing comments Lyft Chief Executive Logan Green made at a press event earlier this year, The Verge reported Lyft could take a page from Netflix and Spotify by bringing a subscription-based model to the transportation market. Bell believes scooters are what’s next for companies in the transportation market. This is the future of the transportation sharing economy,” he said.

Germany’s FlixMobility Reports 37 Pct Boost In Transport App Users

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FlixMobility , a German transport app, on Thursday reported a 37% increase in passenger travel in 2019. Daimler has also collaborated with BMW to offer FREE NOW, a partnership that showcases a range of transportation services from taxis, car sharing, and ride hailing.

Blockchain Alliances Form Partnership In Shipping, Transport

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Two blockchain alliances have formed an alliance of their own to promote the use of blockchain in the global logistics and transport industry. 6) stated that the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) and the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) are collaborating to develop solutions in supply chain financing and risk management. The groups aim to explore the use of blockchain and smart contracts in supply chain finance and transport, they said. “In

IRS Updates Transportation Industry Per Diem Rates

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The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2018-77, updating the special per diem rates under tax code Section 274(d), which is used to substantiate the amount of ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling away from home

Transportation Webinar: Maximizing Margins by Optimizing Your Freight Network

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EDT, David Roush, president of KSM Transport Advisors, and Sherri Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Trucking, Inc., Virtually every over-the-road operation can improve its margins by investing in freight network engineering. In this webinar conversation, hosted by the Ohio Trucking Association Nov. 19 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. will discuss how freight network optimization can drive carrier profitability in the short term, as well as carrier value in the longer term

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How the Knowing-Doing Gap Impacts Profitability in the Transportation Industry

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Tim Almack, partner-in-charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Transportation Services Group, will be a featured speaker at the Truckload Carriers Association’s (TCA) 2020 Conference.