Trucking companies navigate their way through risks

No one is immune to risk; however, the level of risk differs, especially across professions in all industries.

Kamps Inc. grows with 15th acquisition

Already one of the nation’s largest pallet companies, Grand Rapids-based Kamps Inc. is expanding with a major acquisition.

Logistics company expands GR office to keep up with growth

Due to recent growth, a logistics services company is expanding its Grand Rapids office and increasing the size of its team.

Meijer to deploy all-electric semitrucks in Michigan

A grocery retailer in the region is adding two electric semitrucks to its 250-truck fleet.

The Rapid installs new air purification systems on bus fleet

Bus riders in Grand Rapids can benefit from better air quality through a new installation initiative.

The Rapid partners with Transit mobile app

Bus travel around Grand Rapids now is more simplified through a new partnership.

United Airlines invests in battery maker to ramp up production in West Michigan

United Airlines is investing an undisclosed sum to help launch production of sodium-ion batteries at a plant in Holland in a bid to electrify its ground vehicles and future aircraft.

Why a rail strike would be ‘catastrophic’ for Michigan

Another threat of a railroad shutdown has prompted warnings from officials and business groups in Michigan, whose largest economic drivers are dependent on rail.

Michigan Auto Law recognizes most dangerous intersections in Kent County

The top 10 most dangerous intersections in Kent County in 2021 recently were identified.

Muskegon road projects receive funding

Two road projects in Muskegon County will receive a boost from grant funding.

A new 58-mile bike trail will connect West Michigan to Chicago

From Michigan to Indiana to Illinois, bikers and pedestrians will soon be able to travel across state lines on a scenic, non-motorized greenway along the south shore of Lake Michigan.

MDOT to introduce safety patrol program in West Michigan

A new traffic safety service is set to begin in Kent County.

Auxo Investment Partners sells marine transportation company

A local private equity firm recently closed the sale of one of its portfolio companies.
AP

Buttigieg awards grant to tear down divisive Detroit highway

WASHINGTON — A long-delayed plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) depressed freeway in Detroit that was built by demolishing Black neighborhoods 60 years ago, was a big winner of federal money Thursday, the first Biden administration grant awarded to tear down a racially divisive roadway.

Airline to offer nonstop Florida routes from Kalamazoo

An airline is expanding its services for travelers in the Southwest Michigan region.
AP

Long-term victims of car crashes win key Michigan decision

DETROIT — Major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were catastrophically injured before the summer of 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday, a victory for long-term victims of motor vehicle crashes and their care providers.

Original West Michigan highway gets new life

A former highway along the coast of Lake Michigan will have a tribute to its historical significance.

Airline brings low-fare options to Muskegon

Muskegon County Airport is expanding its air services with additional flights to Chicago.

Truck dealer launches commercial electric vehicle charging station

A new charging station for commercial electric vehicles is set to open in Kalamazoo.

Lime celebrates new micromobility chapter in Grand Rapids

The green e-scooters around Grand Rapids are here to stay.

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