Connor D. Wolf

Business, Technology, Safety

Industry Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

NTDAW Companies, including Volvo, are coming up with creative ways to celebrate NTDAW. (Volvo Trucks)

The trucking industry celebrated the people who have kept the wheels turning in this unprecedented year during 2020 National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, which ran Sept. 13-19 and was notable for the variety of ways drivers were recognized amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Werner Advances Technology Initiative With IoT Partnership

Werner Enterprises truck Werner intends to use the tools from Platform Science to deploy new applications and services across its fleet of 8,000 trucks. (Werner Enterprises Inc.)

Werner Enterprises has teamed with fleet management service Platform Science to advance its technology initiative, the companies announced Sept. 16.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 16, 2020

Kevin Cooper, Centerline Drivers: Taking Matters Into His Own Hands

Kevin Cooper of Centerline Drivers and his wife, Kimberly Cooper and his wife, Kimberly, made 37 face masks and provided them to people who needed them at the beginning of the pandemic, including six children. (Centerline Drivers)

Truck driver Kevin Cooper and his wife, Kimberly, took matters into their own hands and began making protective face masks and giving them to people for free at the beginning of the pandemic.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Fleets Rally to Aid Hurricane Laura Victims

Bengal Food Drive Bengal Transportation Services held an event to feed relief workers and others in a church parking lot. (Bengal Transportation Services)

Hurricane Laura wreaked havoc when it made landfall Aug. 27, but fleets have rallied to help the victims in the couple of weeks since.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020
Business, Top 100

FedEx Prepares for Unprecedented Surge Ahead of Holidays

A FedEx Ground truck FedEx Ground is expanding its year-round Sunday residential coverage to nearly 95% of the country. (FedEx)

FedEx Corp. is positioning itself for what it is predicting will be an unprecedented peak holiday shipping season, the company said Sept. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

Uber Freight Expands Enterprise Shipping Offerings

Uber Freight app Uber Freight's new services provide large shippers with a transportation management system and a central point of control for logistics operations.(Uber Freight)

Uber Freight launched two new software solutions aimed at expanding its enterprise shipper offerings, the company announced Sept. 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Freight Market Could Be Shifting in Favor of Carriers

Truck with sunset in background RichLegg/Getty Images

The freight market could be shifting toward carriers after favoring shippers the past two years.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Volvo Helps Expand Options for Electric Truck Charging

Volvo The CCS2 connector (left) and charging port location on the Volvo VNR Electric truck model. (Volvo Trucks North America)

Volvo Trucks North America took a step toward the widespread usage of electric trucks by expanding charging options, the company announced Aug. 26.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety

Fleets Face Increasing Cybersecurity Threats, Experts Say

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Trucking companies that are becoming more technological are at risk of increased vulnerability, but there are steps they can take to mitigate such threats.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 2, 2020

Companies That Prioritize Quality Work Can Sustain Disruptions, Survey Finds

Power lines down in Texas after Hurricane Laura Downed power lines stretch across a road in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura on Aug. 27 in Sabine Pass, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

Research firm Gartner in a recent survey found that supply chain companies that build and maintain a culture that prioritizes quality work are better positioned to sustain their businesses when major disruptions occur.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 27, 2020