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, Equipment, Logistics, Top 100

Layoffs Hit Stevens Tanker, Amazon Contractors

Stevens Transport Stevens Transport

Closures and layoffs continue to vex the trucking industry in 2019, but three recent downsizings were attributed by the companies involved more to the vicissitudes of the energy, retail and final-mile industries than to a slowdown in the overall freight market.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Business, Top 100

UPS Net Income Up 15.9%, Revenue Rises 5%

UPS net income rose in Q3. Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. reported $1.75 billion in net income in the third quarter of 2019, up 15.9% from the same period a year ago, in an earnings statement released Oct. 22.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Slips 0.1¢ to $3.050 a Gallon

Man pumping diesel Diesel costs 33 cents less than it did a year ago. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped by 0.1 cent to $3.050 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Oct. 21.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2019
Business

Marten Transport’s Net Income up 8.7% as Revenue Hits High

Marten Transport truck on highway Marten Transport

Marten Transport saw record revenues lead to an 8.7% increase in net income, up to $16.6 million, from $15.3 million in the third quarter of 2018, according to an earnings report released Oct. 17.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2019
Business, Equipment

Details Key for Lease-Purchase Deals; Drivers Urged to Do Their Homework

Transport Enterprise Leasing trucks Transport Enterprise Leasing

For drivers wary of the prices for new or gently used trucks, lease-purchase agreements can offer a path to eventual ownership, but researching the deal before signing on the dotted line is crucial to avoid potential financial pitfalls, experts said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Ticks Up 0.4¢ to $3.051 a Gallon

Refueling Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

The U.S. average retail price of diesel rose by 0.4 cent to $3.051 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Oct. 15, breaking a three-week decline.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Freight to Expand Home, Business Deliveries in US

FedEx Freight truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FedEx Freight is expanding its FedEx Freight Direct e-commerce pilot to more than 80% of the contiguous population of the United States, following expansion of the program to additional markets earlier this year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Business, Technology

Fleet Executives Stress Corporate Culture as Recruiting Tool

Craig Harper, Heath Arnold, Anna Faford, Wes Davis, Jeff First Craig Harper (from left), Heath Arnold, Anna Faford, Wes Davis and Jeff First by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — The future of trucking will mean managers will be tasked with sifting through a lot of data at the same time the industry turns to artificial intelligence, according to a panel of transportation officials.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Daseke Plans Pivot of Cutting Costs, Adding Council of CEOs

Phil Byrd and Chris Easter Phil Byrd and Chris Easter by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Daseke Inc. is launching a series of business improvement plans that includes an internal council of CEOs from flatbed carriers it owns, and that targets reducing operating ratios and cutting costs at its Addison, Texas, headquarters, company executives told Transport Topics.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

FlowBelow to Provide AeroSlider Trailer Kits for Mesilla Valley Transportation

FlowBelow CEO Josh Butler at 2019 MCE FlowBelow CEO Josh Butler says the AeroSlider kits can complement trailer skirts and other devices that reduce drag on the trailer. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — FlowBelow Aero Inc. has landed a commitment from Mesilla Valley Transportation to equip its trailers with its AeroSlider attachments that fit between the rear wheels. The announcement was made Oct. 7 at American Trucking Associations' Management Conference & Exhibition.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 8, 2019

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