Jim Stinson

Jim Stinson

Staff Reporter


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, Top 100

Coyote Predicts Spot Market Prices to Rise in Q1 2020

truck at loading dock Getty Images

Coyote Logistics forecast truckload spot rates will increase heading into 2019’s peak season and continue into 2020 in its prediction for the final quarter of the year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Electronics, Food and Beverages Targeted by Cargo Thieves in Q3

lock on intermodal container Electronics are often at the top of thieves' lists, especially as Christmas approaches. (Getty Images)

Two national cargo theft reports found that top targets for thieves during the third quarter included food and beverages, electronics and nonconsumable household goods such as vacuum cleaners and cleaning products, but while one report found an increase in thefts, the other reported a decline.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2019
Business, Safety, Logistics

Pilot Flying J Announces One9 Network to Attract Small Fleets

Pilot Flying J A Pilot Flying J location in Midland, Texas. (Pilot Flying J)

Pilot Flying J announced a network of fueling stations designed for smaller fleets, hoping to attract their business with more locations, credit, benefits and perks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 20, 2019
Government, Business

Postal Service Losses Up Even As Package Revenue Jumps 6.1%

USPS worker A USPS letter carrier in the East Atlanta post office. Net loss for fiscal year 2019 was $8.8 billion, and increase of $4.9 billion compared to last year. (David Goldman/Associated Press)

The U.S. Postal Service saw revenue jump for the 2019 fiscal year ended Sept. 30, thanks largely to an increase in package volume.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Climbs 0.1¢ to $3.074 a Gallon

A driver fills a tank with diesel Diesel edged up 0.1 cent. Trucking's main fuel costs 20.8 cents less than it did a year ago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose 0.1 cent to $3.074 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Nov. 18.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 18, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Fleets Grapple With Question: How Many Subscriptions Do We Need?

FleetPulse trailer A Great Dane trailer displays a FleetPulse advertisement at TMC's annual meeting in Atlanta, on March 5, 2018. At this October's NACV, Great Dane said it would waive subscription fees for the first three years. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Trucking executives are increasingly confronting the same proliferation of decisions that vex consumers who are shopping for online video services — to subscribe or not to subscribe?

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2019
Business, Top 100

Daseke Reports Net Loss of $273.3 Million in Q3

Daseke reports loss Bulldog Highway Express trucks. Bulldog Express is a subsidiary of Daseke. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Flatbed and specialized fleet Daseke Inc. reported a net loss of $273.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared with a net profit of $2.2 million in the same quarter last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 50

Americold’s Net Income Climbs 10.6% in Q3

Americold An Americold facility. (Americold)

Americold Realty Trust, a global real estate company focused on temperature-controlled warehouses, said it grew its net income by 10.6% to $27.1 million in the quarter ended Sept. 30, over income of $24.5 million in the same quarter last year.

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

Holiday Season Returns Will Set Record, UPS Predicts

UPS delivery in snow UPS Inc.

This holiday season is projected to be so busy, UPS even expects to set a record for returned merchandise.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2019
Business, Logistics

Expeditors International Profits Fall 2% in Q3

Oversize load with Expeditors signage Expeditors' net income fell 2% to $160 million, from $162.7 million in the third quarter of 2018. (Expeditors International of Washington Inc.)

Expeditors International said the ongoing trade disputes and the global economy nicked its profits and revenues in the third quarter of 2019, but the company did well in negotiating prices to make up for the downturn.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
November 5, 2019