Jerry Hirsch

Government, Business, Top 100

Mullen Reports Profit Gain on Lower Revenue in Q3

Mullen Group truck Mullen Group CEO Murray Mullen said the motor carrier has brought back almost all of its furloughed workers. (Mullen Group)

Mullen Group posted a gain in profit during the third quarter, helped by COVID-19-related economic subsidies, an improving economy and strong e-commerce business.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 22, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Einride Readies US Test for Automated Podlike Truck

Einride next-generation podlike truck Einride is planning a U.S. test of its podlike autonomous trucks with Bridgestone. Einride's truck lacks a cab, windows and mirrors, meaning it weighs less than a comparative electric truck and has more room for cargo. (Einride)

Einride plans to expand its range of podlike self-driving trucks and launch a pilot program in the U.S. with tire manufacturer Bridgestone.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 9, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyundai Readies Fuel Cell Truck for US Market

Hyundai Hyundai plans to enter the U.S. truck market with its XCIENT fuel cell truck. (Hyundai)

Hyundai Motor Co. said it would expand its fuel cell truck sales efforts to the U.S. and China and significantly increase production over the coming year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 7, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Private Carriers Have Adjusted Their Operations for the Long Haul

Sysco Trucks Food distributors such as Sysco have quickly adjusted to shifting demand during the pandemic. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Our 2020 Top 100 Private Carriers list shows that the COVID-19 pan­demic is reshaping private carriers in ways that will last long after the novel coronavirus subsides.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Autonomous

Bollinger Plans All-Electric Delivery Van

Bollinger DELIVER-E Bollinger Motors

Bollinger Motors, a startup already developing an electric pickup truck and large SUV, plans to go into the commercial vehicle business.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Tests Autonomous Trucks in Texas

Waymo Via Waymo has begun testing Peterbilt trucks equipped with self-driving technology in Texas. (Waymo)

Waymo launched testing of autonomous trucks in Texas and announced plans to make Dallas the center of its heavy-duty vehicle technology efforts.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Xos Trucks Secures $20 Million in New Funding Round

Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni Xos Trucks co-founder and CEO Dakota Semler (left) and co-founder and chief operating officer Giordano Sordoni. (Xos Trucks Inc.)

Fledgling electric vehicle developer Xos Trucks Inc. completed a new round of financing, raising $20 million from a group of investors.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 18, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

YRC Posts Q2 Declines

YRC Freight truck YRC Freight

Losses at YRC Worldwide Inc. widened in the second quarter amid the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the company said federal loans it received under coronavirus relief efforts will help position it to emerge healthier from the downturn.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 4, 2020
Business, Logistics

XPO Reports Net Loss in Q2; Revenue Slides

XPO Logistics truck XPO Logistics said second-quarter revenue fell 17.4% to $3.5 billion from $4.2 billion for the same period in 2019. (XPO Logistics)

XPO Logistics swung to a loss as revenue declined sharply in the second quarter because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 30, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Profit, Revenue Fall in Q2

ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.’s profit and revenue fell in the second quarter as freight demand dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic recession.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 30, 2020