Connor D. Wolf

Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

High Freight Demand Provides Momentum for Trucking Industry

Trucks John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Economic indicators suggest the trucking industry could be poised for growth in 2021, after the coronavirus pandemic caused a topsy-turvy year in 2020 marked by unpredictable demand and continued uncertainty in the driver pool.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 24, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 2.1¢ to $2.462 a Gallon

Trucks at a Mobil gas station Trucks sit in a parking lot outside a Mobil gas station in Morton, Ill. The 2.1-cent increase in diesel’s average price follows a 5.8-cent jump the prior week, the largest increase of 2020. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The nationwide average price of diesel fuel increased 2.1 cents per gallon, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 23, 2020
Government, Business

Manufacturing Sector Improves Despite Persisting COVID Issues

Manufacturing by Bloomberg News According to the National Association of Manufacturers, the manufacturing sector is 4.8% below the level it was at in February. However, gains have been made in recent months. (Matthew Busch/Bloomberg News)

Manufacturing has improved greatly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, but a lot of work remains, experts said during a panel discussion.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Government, Business

Signs Positive for Retailers During Uneven Recovery, NRF Economist Says

Cars on sales lot Auto sales have been positive. (David Zalubowski/AP)

The retail sector has shown signs it has withstood the effects of the coronavirus pandemic despite volatility in the overall economy, an expert detailed Nov. 19.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Business, Top 100

Trucking Companies Increasing Pay Could Indicate Greater Trend

Stevens Transport driver wearing mask Stevens Transport will increase pay for all drivers by as much as 14%. (Stevens Transport)

Carriers are boosting compensation to address an ongoing driver shortage that some fear may worsen as a recent surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to put new strains on the supply chain.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50

DHL Unveils Four Electric Tractor-Trailers

DHL Byd vehicle

DHL furthered its green efforts with the launch of a new fleet of electric tractor-trailer vehicles, the company announced Nov. 17.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Cummins Outlines the Future of Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

Cummins hydrogen bus Buses are a likely early target for hydrogen fuel technology. (Cummins Inc.)

Engine manufacturer Cummins sees a future in fuel cell technology for itself and within the trucking industry, but noted during a virtual event that challenges lie ahead.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Panel Discusses What’s Ahead for Greener Diesel

Trucks fueling up Trucks fuel up at a Pilot Flying J in Virginia. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

Diesel can play a central role for the transportation sector as it moves toward a more sustainable future, a panel of experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Food Retail Carriers Anticipate High-Demand Holiday Season

Thanksgiving dinner AlexRaths/Getty Images

The food retail sector and fleets that support it are headed for a particularly busy holiday season, experts say.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Carriers Highlight Industry Issues Persisting After Volatile Year

J.B. Hunt HQ J.B. Hunt

Trucking companies detailed the market challenges that persist in the waning weeks of 2020 during a three-day conference on economic trends.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
November 10, 2020