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

North American Drone Companies Ready to Buzz

Flirtey Inc. drone A Flirtey Inc. drone. (Flirtey Inc.)

Drone companies are stepping up their plans to make final-mile delivery a regular part of freight movement by 2020.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Average Price of a Gallon of Diesel Slips 0.5¢ to $2.971

A Phillips 66 fueling station in Rockford, Ill. A Phillips 66 fueling station in Rockford, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 0.5 cent to $2.971 per gallon, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 9.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Advocates Push for Greater DERA Funding

A technician installs a retrofit diesel particulate filter on a truck at the Ironman Renewal facility in San Leandro, Calif. A technician installs a retrofit diesel particulate filter on a truck at the Ironman Renewal facility in San Leandro, Calif. (2014 TT file photo)

Federal lawmakers and industry proponents are divided over how much funding should be dedicated to a federal program to reduce emissions and improve clean diesel technology.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Business

2019 Trucking Company Closures So Far Have Doubled All of 2018

An HVH Transportation truck HVH Transportation via Facebook

More trucking firms have shut down during the first six months of 2019 than in all of 2018, a result of a softer freight market and the broader effects of tariffs on imported goods, a freight market expert said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Business

Daseke Shakes Up Company as President, CFO Depart

Daseke is making leadership changes. Trucks from Bulldog Highway Express, a Daseke company. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daseke Inc., one of the largest flatbed and specialized transportation companies in North America, announced on Sept. 5 it would replace its president and chief financial officer and fold three divisions into other parts of the corporation.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Business, Logistics

Descartes Systems Group Reports Growth in Income, Revenue

The Descartes Systems Group Inc., a Canadian logistics company, reported net income of C$8.6 million for the second quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, up 1% from $8.5 million in the same period last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Price Slides 0.7¢ to $2.976 a Gallon as It Falls for Eighth Straight Week

Truck getting diesel Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 0.7 cent to $2.976 per gallon, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 3, as the price of crude dropped 2% amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 3, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Coyote Logistics: Truckload Rates to Rebound

Coyote Logistics Chicago office Coyote Logistics' Chicago office buzzes with activity. (Coyote Logistics)

Despite a freight slowdown in the first half of 2019, shipper demand is at an inflection point, and spot-market truckload business will rebound in the fourth quarter, according to officials from Coyote Logistics, a UPS Inc.-owned third-party logistics company based in Chicago.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2019
Business

HVH Transportation of Denver Closes

An HVH Transportation truck An HVH Transportation truck via Facebook

Denver-based truckload carrier HVH Transportation Inc. closed its doors on Aug. 27 after a string of financial setbacks, company officials and drivers told Transport Topics.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 28, 2019
Business, Technology

Descartes Acquires BestTransport.com

Descartes Systems Group announced it acquired BestTransport.com Inc., a cloud-based transportation management system provider focused on flatbed-intensive manufacturers and distributors. It was the company’s fourth acquisition this year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2019

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