Connor D. Wolf

Business, Logistics, Breaking News

GlobalTranz, Worldwide Express Announce Merger

GlobalTranz and Worldwide Express logos metamorworks/Getty Images

GlobalTranz Enterprises and Worldwide Express are merging in a deal announced June 11, bringing together two non-asset-based providers of logistics services.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Business, Top 100

Forward Air Institutes Destination-Based Compensation Increase

Forward Air truck Team owner-operators going to a destination in the A Band, such as the Northeast, can expect an additional 25 cents per mile. Solo owner-operators will get 12.5 cents per mile driving to A Band destinations. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Forward Air Corp. is pursuing a new destination-based compensation increase for its fleet partners within its LTL and truckload divisions, the company announced June 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Truck Cargo Thefts Skyrocketed Amid COVID-19

Trailers A driver secures a trailer. (Allison Transmission)

The trucking industry has seen a surge in cargo thefts since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to experts.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 10, 2021
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 50

DHL System Helps Shippers Balance Costs and Sustainability

Trucks WendellandCarolyn/Getty Images

DHL Supply Chain has developed a program that is designed to help shippers select carriers that are aligned with their environmental goals.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 9, 2021
Business, Logistics

Suddath Expands Local Moving Brand to Orlando

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The Suddath Companies has expanded its recently launched MoveDay local moving brand to Orlando, the company announced June 7.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2021
Business, Technology

Despite Retention Issues, Most Truck Drivers Not Looking for Work

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The majority of truck drivers are not actively looking for a new job, but a robust recruiting environment makes it easy for them to find one should they want to make a move, a recent industry survey found.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

E2open CEO Details Value Added in BluJay Solutions Acquistion

E2open logo (E2open via YouTube)

E2open CEO Michael Farlekas said his company’s supply chain solutions platform will be enhanced with more capabilities such as logistics execution software via its acquisition of BluJay Solutions.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2021
Business, Logistics

Consumer Brands Launches Supply Chain Disruption Task Force

Tom Madrecki CBA's Tom Madrecki says enhanced visibility is key to a supply chain operating at peak efficiency. (FoodLogistics via YouTube)

The Consumer Brands Association on June 2 launched a new task force aimed at increasing visibility and easing supply chain pressures.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2021
Business, Technology

Shell, Penske Collaborate on Emission-Reduction Plan

Penske Truck Leasing Freightliner The collaboration is intended to touch on several points within their supply chains including vehicle and fleet technologies, and sustainable transportation routes. (Penske)

Shell Oil Co. and Penske Corp. are collaborating to help drive decarbonization and sustainability, the companies announced May 28.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

Load Board Operators Streamline Processes Using Automation, Artificial Intelligence

Driver using app A trucker looks for loads using the Uber Freight app. (Uber Technologies Inc.)

Load board operators, logistics companies and technology vendors are increasingly utilizing improved data analytics, artificial intelligence and business-process automation to more efficiently connect loads with trucks to move them.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 1, 2021

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