Jerry Hirsch

Business, Top 100

YRC Posts Narrowed Q3 Loss, Will Change Corporate Name to Yellow

In 2018 a Yellow truck pulls YRC and Roadway trailers A Yellow truck pulls YRC Freight and Roadway trailers on Interstate 65 in Shepherdsville, Ky., in May of 2018. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

YRC Worldwide Inc. narrowed its losses during the third quarter, announced plans to change its name to Yellow and expanded its board of directors.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
November 2, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Hub Group’s Q3 Earnings Lower as Pricing Issues Squeeze Profits

A Hub Group truck. (Hub Group)

Hub Group reported lower third-quarter earnings as pricing issues hurt its profit margin.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2020

C.H. Robinson Reports Drop in Q3 Earnings

C.H. Robinson C.H. Robinson via YouTube

C.H. Robinson Worldwide posted a dip in third-quarter profits as it got squeezed between freight contracts and the cost of shipping the cargo.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Echo Global Logistics Posts Higher Q3 Profit, Revenue

Echo Global Logistics office Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics posted higher third-quarter profits and revenue on the strength of freight volume.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2020
Business, Top 100

Saia Reports 26% Net Income Gain in Q3

Saia truck crosses bridge Saia has 169 terminals compared with about 240 offered by its larger competitors, CEO Fritz Holzgrefe said. It plans to add a 20th terminal in the Northeast and is eyeing opening several more. (Saia LTL Freight via Facebook)

Saia Inc. posted a strong gain in profit even as revenue grew modestly in the third quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 29, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, Top 50

The Rise of the Warehouse Robot

XPO Collaborative robots, or “cobots,” work in concert with pickers to boost efficiency at an XPO Logistics warehouse. (XPO Logistics)

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the decline of brick-and-mortar retail establishments and accelerated e-commerce, creating a massive logistical challenge for warehouse and distribution center operators.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 28, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

TFI International Posts Profit Rebound in Q3

TST Overland Express truck TFI International operates TST Overland Express. TFI's net income rose 34% in Q3 compared to a year ago, but revenue fell from 4% to C$1.25 billion from C$1.3 billion. (TFI International)

Profit at TFI International Inc. rebounded in the third quarter from pandemic lows as the carrier experienced operating income improvements.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2020
Business, Top 100

Old Dominion Profit, Revenue Up in Third Quarter

ODFL Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.’s profit and revenue rose in the third quarter as freight demand picked up as the economy started to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic recession.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
October 27, 2020
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

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