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

Roadrunner President Michael Gettle Steps Down

Roadrunner truck Roadrunner President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Gettle is leaving the company but will assist the company with the transition of his responsibilities over the next few months. (Roadrunner Transportation Services Inc.)

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Gettle is leaving the company, the less-than-truckload and truckload carrier announced Dec. 11.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

As Deliveries Grow in NYC, So Do Tensions With Tech

Robo by FedEx Roxo by FedEx

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dislikes autonomous delivery robots and he is not shy about saying so, even as the city’s planners and trucking officials work together on ways to deliver much more freight to the nation’s largest city.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019
Government, Business

Global, North American Demand for Air Cargo Drops

Air cargo Getty Images

Battered by trade wars, global demand for air cargo decreased by 3.5% in October compared with the same month in 2018, according to a Dec. 4 report by the International Air Transport Association of Geneva.

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

Diesel Drops 2.1¢ to $3.049 a Gallon

Driver pumping diesel The only area of the country where the average diesel price rose is New England, where it rose 0.7 cent. The West Coast saw the biggest drop at 5.7 cents. (Thinkstock Images)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 2.1 cents to $3.049 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Dec. 9.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2019
Business, Equipment

Hendrickson Truck Lines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Hendrickson Truck Lines Inc., a small truckload and less-than-truckload carrier based in Sacramento, Calif., declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy Dec. 3, according to federal court documents, blaming a cut in rates and maintenance woes as reasons.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 9, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Lineage Acquires Emergent Cold as Refrigerated Supply Heats Up

Lineage Logistics facility in Sunnyvale, Texas Loading docks at the Sunnyvale, Texas, Lineage Logistics facility. (Lineage Logistics)

Lineage Logistics Holdings said it will acquire Emergent Cold in the latest consolidation of cold-storage companies that do business globally.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 5, 2019
Government, Business

US Manufacturing Contracts for Fourth Straight Month

Construction in Boston Workers at Boston's Seaport district. (Steven Senne/AP)

Manufacturing activity contracted in November, the fourth straight month of contraction, according to a monthly survey of executives released Dec. 2 by the Institute for Supply Management.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 2, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

ELFA: October Equipment Financing and Leasing Up 14%

Signing documents Getty Images

An index that measures equipment financing and leasing trends showed business activity in October up 14% year-over-year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 27, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

FedEx Disputes Report on Federal Taxes Paid in 2018

FedEx CEO Mike Smith FedEx CEO Fred Smith by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

The CEO of FedEx Corp. came out swinging after a news report called into question the company’s track record on capital investments and tax payments in the wake of federal tax reform efforts.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Shippers, Carriers Shift Into High Gear for Cyber Monday

UPS holiday delivery UPS Inc.

The holiday shopping season is here, and the big e-commerce day is expected to make shippers busy.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019

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