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.


Government, Business, Logistics

Urban Planners Confront Challenges of Final-Mile Freight Delivery

Speakers at a session titled “Identifying Research Priorities in Last-Mile Delivery for 2019 and Beyond” addressed the challenges of urban freight, especially in the final mile of the commercial journey.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Average Drops 3.5¢ to $3.013 a Gallon

Trucks refuel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 3.5 cents to $3.013 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Jan. 7, even as crude oil prices saw renewed vigor and broached the mark of $50 per barrel.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

United Road Services, Carlyle Group Buy Fleet Car Carriers

United Road Services carhauler United Road Services

United Road Services has joined with The Carlyle Group and other investors to acquire Colorado-based Fleet Car Carriers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 28, 2018
Business

TransForce Inc. Acquires Hire Edge Logistics Personnel

TransForce Inc., a recruiting and employment provider specializing in finding commercial truck drivers, has acquired Hire Edge Logistics Personnel, a regional staffing agency for trucking industries in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2018
Business, Logistics

CFI Logistics Acquires Chicago-Based Optimal Freight

CFI trailer Tom Biery/Trans Pixs.

Truckload carrier and logistics firm CFI announced plans to acquire Chicago-based Optimal Freight.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2018
Business, Logistics

Manitoulin Transport Buys Yukon Business in Latest Acquisition

Manitoulin big rig Manitoulin has recently been buying companies — mostly Canadian — to expand its North American footprint. (Manitoulin Transport)

Manitoulin Transport has purchased Kluane Freight Lines Ltd.’s book of business and formed a joint venture with Chief Isaac Group of Cos., according to a Manitoulin news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Ozark Motor Lines Raises Pay as Trucker Shortage Creates Worker Demand

Ozark Motor Lines John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Two motor carriers are closing out the year with pay increases for drivers, capping off a 2018 trend that saw many fleets boost compensation in order to attract and retain drivers.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 19, 2018
Business

Class 8 Sales Boost Navistar Profit in ‘Breakout’ Year

Troy Clarke Navistar CEO Troy Clarke. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Navistar International Corp. reported growth in net income, with a 39.2% increase in profit for its fiscal fourth quarter. The Lisle-Ill.-based original equipment manufacturer said 2018 was a strong year for the trucking industry and a “breakout year” for the company.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 18, 2018
Business, Fuel

Average Price of Diesel Drops 4¢ to $3.121 a Gallon

Diesel Wawa Inc.

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 4 cents to $3.121 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Dec. 17, as crude oil prices dropped below $50 per barrel.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 17, 2018
Business, Fuel

Diesel Drops 4.6¢ to $3.161 a Gallon in Eighth Straight Weekly Decline

Diesel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 4.6 cents to $3.161 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Dec. 10, as crude oil prices dropped near $50 a barrel.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2018

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