Gregory Van Tighem

Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Moving Manatees, Elephants and Pandas Requires Careful Planning, Preparation

Bei Bei Bei Bei by FedEx

DHL Express, FedEx and other companies specialize in arranging transportation for large animals, including manatees, pandas and elephants.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
January 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

On-Time, In-Full

Walmart Trailer Earlier this year, Walmart tightened the requirements of its "on-time, in-full program." (Luke Sharrett — Bloomberg News)

To provide more aggressive delivery options, retailers have been placing increasingly stringent delivery windows on suppliers and their trucking companies.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
September 3, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

Executives: Trailer Orders Down, but Robust 2018 Helped Companies Prepare for Future

Estes Express truck Mike Palmer, vice president of fleet services at Estes Express, said that the company invested heavily in trailers last year to both plan for future growth as well as “right size” its fleet. (Estes Express)

A downward trend in trailer orders this year is accompanying the softening freight environment in 2019, but also follows a banner year when motor carriers stocked up on equipment they think they’ll need to navigate the next several years, fleet and manufacturing executives said.

Gregory Van Tighem | Special to Transport Topics
August 27, 2019