Dan Bearth

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2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics RoadOne IntermodaLogistics debuted on the Top 100 this year, tied at No. 86. (RoadOne IntermodaLogistics)

The strongest economy in decades drove big gains in 2018 for most, but not all, of the largest freight carriers in North America. Check out our 2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Kane Is Able Receives Equity Investment From Harkness Capital Partners

Warehouse A Kane is Able Inc. dock facility in Scranton, Pa. (Kane is Able Inc)

Kane Is Able Inc., a warehousing and distribution business in operation since 1930, announced that Harkness Capital Partners agreed to make an unspecified equity investment in the firm as part of a strategy to expand the company’s services and national presence.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
March 19, 2019
Business, Technology

FourKites Garners $35 Million From Investors to Expand Business

FourKites has received $35 million from investors to fund expansion of its shipment tracking technology to new international markets and to develop new products.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
February 21, 2018

Titanium Acquires Canadian Van/Flatbed Carrier Xpress Group

Titanium Transportation Group has acquired Canadian dry van truckload and flatbed carrier Xpress Group, based in Windsor, Ontario, for C$3.1 million in cash and the assumption of C$5.2 million in debt.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
October 6, 2017

Beacon Roofing Supply Agrees to Acquire Allied for $2.6 Billion

Beacon Roofing Supply Inc. has agreed to acquire Allied Building Products Corp., based in East Rutherford, N.J., for $2.6 billion.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
August 28, 2017
Top 100

Takeaway: Gearing Up for Growth

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The nation’s top for-hire carriers are taking steps to shore up capacity in anticipation of increasing demand for freight hauling and a tighter market for drivers.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
July 10, 2017
Business, Technology

Google Wins Patent for Autonomous Package-Delivery System

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Internet search firm Google has just received a patent for what it calls an “autonomous delivery platform,” in which a self-driving box truck is used to deliver packages kept in locked compartments and accessed by customers using a smartphone or some other secure electronic device.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
February 11, 2016

Top 100 Private Carriers Widen Search for Drivers

Russ MacNeil

Private fleet operators are stepping up driver recruiting and training to expand trucking operations. See the 2015 TT Top 100 Private Carriers rankings.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
August 25, 2015
Business, Fuel

Halliburton, Baker Hughes Combine Operations

Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg News

Two of the nation’s largest oil field service companies, Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc., agreed to combine operations, a move that company officials said will save an estimated $2 billion a year in expenses.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
November 18, 2014

Wal-Mart Unveils Concept Tractor-Trailer

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unveiled a concept tractor-trailer Feb. 17 during a meeting to report on progress in meeting the company’s sustainability goals.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
February 18, 2014