Jerry Hirsch

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NFI Motivated to Move Forward on Electric

eCascadia Andreas Juretzka, DTNA’s head of electrification engineering, shows off the eCascadia. (Jerry Hirsch/Transport Topics)

CHINO, Calif. — For-hire carrier NFI is planning broader adoption of electric Class 8 trucks after six months of testing the Freightliner eCascadia in Southern California, the company said.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 19, 2020
Business, Equipment

Dana Q4 Profits Dip, but Revenue Grows

Dana Dana products on display at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Vehicle component manufacturer Dana Inc. reported a slight increase in revenue but a dip in profits for the fourth quarter as higher interest expenses and a slide in demand for heavy-duty trucks chipped into its earnings.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 13, 2020
Business

Knight-Swift Sees Profit, Revenue Fall for Q4, Year

Knight-Swift Transportation John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. saw earnings and revenue fall in the fourth quarter as it faced greater competition and an oversupply of truckload capacity in its key market.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 5, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

YRC Swings to a Loss for Q4 and 2019

YRC Freight truck YRC Worldwide

YRC Worldwide Inc. posted losses for both the fourth quarter and the year as it was weighed down by the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors Co., facilities closings and weakening freight traffic in its core Midwest market.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 5, 2020
Business

Saia Q4 Earnings Dip as It Funds Rapid Expansion

Saia Though profit was down in Q4, Saia said profit was up to $113.7 million for all of 2019, 8.2% greater than the $105.0 million it earned in the prior year. (Saia)

Saia Inc. saw profits dip in the fourth quarter even though revenue continues to grow at a healthy pace.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 3, 2020