Jerry Hirsch

Business, Top 100

TFI Profit, Revenue Fall Due to Impact of COVID-19

Transport America truck TFI International operates Transport America. TFI reported its net income dropped 20.5% in the second quarter. (Transport America)

TFI International Inc. posted declines in profit and revenue for the second quarter but said business is starting to rebound.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 28, 2020

Mullen Reports Decline in Q2 Net Income

Mullen Mullen Group

Mullen Group Ltd. posted a second-quarter profit, albeit at a lower level than a year earlier, as it benefited from e-commerce shipments even as the motor carrier’s sales to the energy industry declined.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 24, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Echo Global Reports $514 Million in Q2 Revenue

Echo Global Logistics office Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics saw a large drop in profit but a smaller decline in revenue during the second quarter.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 23, 2020
Business, Equipment

Paccar Posts Q2 Declines in Profit, Revenue

Peterbilt truck on highway Paccar manufactures Peterbilt, Kenworth and DAF truck brands. (Peterbilt Motors Co. via YouTube)

Paccar Inc. experienced deep declines in net income and revenue during the second quarter, a result of the economic recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 21, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Class 8 Trucks to Be Part of Aurora’s Autonomous Testing in Texas

Aurora Peterbilt Aurora via YouTube

Autonomous vehicle technology developer Aurora plans to launch testing of self-driving Peterbilt Class 8 trucks and smaller vehicles that can be used for package delivery in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this year.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
July 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo Targets Southwest Freight Corridor for Autonomous Truck Tests

Waymo A Waymo autonomous Chrysler Pacifica and Peterbilt truck. (Waymo)

As it moves forward with autonomous truck development, Waymo plans to focus its 2020 testing efforts on the southwest shipping corridor that includes Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Ford Unveils Updated F-150, Adds Hybrid Model

Ford F-150 Ford F-150 by Ford Motor Co.

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled the updated version of its flagship F-150 pickup, revealing a truck almost identical in size with the previous model but with far more technology.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Lordstown Motors Debuts Electric Truck as Market Heats Up

The Lordstown Motors Endurance truck, unveiled June 25. The Lordstown Motors Endurance truck, unveiled June 25. (Lordstown Motors)

The company that bought the aging Lordstown, Ohio, auto factory from General Motors last year unveiled an electric pickup truck it plans to build at the plant, one of many new electric light-trucks manufacturers plan to start selling over the next two years.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Starsky Robotics Founder Discusses Future of Autonomous Trucking

Starsky Robotics autonomous truck A Starsky Robotics autonomous truck. (Starsky Robotics via YouTube)

Automated technology developers are shooting for the moon when they could instead be implementing ground-level initiatives in trucking, the founder of Starsky Robotics says.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 24, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

Industry Trends, Driver Preference Pave Way for Hub-to-Hub Routes

Greg Orr CFI President Greg Orr with CFI trucks. (CFI)

Some motor carrier executives, freight brokerages and others in the industry are using hub-to-hub business models that address the problems of driver turnover, deadhead miles and long waits at loading docks by reshaping how cargo is shipped.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
June 15, 2020