Jim Stinson

Jim Stinson

Staff Reporter

@jimstinson

Jim received a business bachelor's degree from Boston University. He attended Indiana University and received a master's degree in journalism, and since then has been a business reporter, an Indiana Statehouse reporter, an editorial writer and a White House reporter.


Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

UPS to Expand Service, Capacity, Add Operation Hours

UPS A UPS driver makes a delivery. The company said weekend network enhancements will expand residential and commercial Saturday volumes by reaching an additional 40 million U.S. consumers. (UPS Inc.)

UPS Inc. rolled out a series of offerings Jan. 29 aimed at improving service to small and midsize businesses, including an extension of weekend operations.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2020
Business, Equipment

Used Class 8 Sales Down 11.9% in December

Used Used trucks at Jordan Truck Sales Inc.’s dealership in Carrollton, Ga. (Jordan Truck Sales)

Used Class 8 sales in December were down 11.9% year-over-year compared with December 2018, according to ACT Research’s monthly report.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2020
Business, Equipment

ELFA: Financing Business Volume Up 2% in December, 5% in 2019

Ralph Petta Ralph Petta by ELFA via Facebook

New business volume for financing or leasing heavy equipment was up 5% in 2019 from a year ago, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 29, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Roadrunner Sells Distribution Service to C.H. Robinson for $225 Million

Roadrunner Transportation Systems trailers Roadrunner Transportation Systems via Facebook

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. will sell its Prime Distribution Services business to C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. for $225 million in cash, according to a Jan. 28 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 28, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Diesel Price Falls 2.7¢ to $3.01 Per Gallon

diesel fuel gauge Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel fell 2.7 cents to $3.01 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Jan. 27.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics

C.H. Robinson Launches Incubator Robinson Labs

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

C.H. Robinson introduced C.H. Robinson Labs, an innovation incubator in which ideas in logistics and supply chain are created, tested and scaled to build solutions for customers and carriers, the company said in a Jan. 23 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 27, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Marten Transport Q4 Net Income Stable as Company Reports Record Year

Marten Transport truck on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Marten Transport Ltd. reported net income for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 was the same as it was for the comparable quarter in 2018: $15.7 million.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2020
Business, Top 100

Heartland Express Reports Q4 Revenue Up While Net Income Dips

Heartland Express truck Heartland Express

Heartland Express Inc. announced Jan. 23 that net income for the fourth quarter of 2019 declined while revenue increased.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2020
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Dupré Logistics, Hoyer Group Team to Create Hoyer Bulk

Hoyer Bulk From left to right: A Dupré Logistics truck (TruckPR/Flickr) and a Hoyer tanker. (Hoyer Group)

A pair of recent deals are reshaping the structure of companies that serve the energy and bulk-hauling sectors in North America.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2020
Business, Logistics

FedEx Ground Begins FedEx Home Delivery on Sundays

FedEx Ground truck and driver in snow next to house FedEx said that during the 2019 peak holiday shipping season, FedEx Ground experienced 42% year-over-year growth in FedEx Home Delivery package volume. (FedEx)

FedEx Ground has launched year-round Sunday deliveries for its residential FedEx Home Delivery service for the majority of the U.S. population, according to parent company FedEx Corp.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2020

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