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, Logistics

ATRI: Driver Shortage Tops Trucking Concern List for Third Straight Year

ATRI panel at MCE 2019 ATRI CEO Rebecca Brewster (from left), USA Truck CEO James Reed, Covenant Transport driver Gary Helms and ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello discuss the top issues facing the industry as determined by ATRI's survey. (Marissa Gamache/Transport Topics)

SAN DIEGO — For the third year in a row, the driver shortage is the top-ranked issue for trucking fleets, as they struggle to recruit and retain qualified drivers, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

E-Smart to Supply Western Express Fleet With Geofencing

E-Smart's Matthew Boivin E-Smart's Mathieu Boivin by Jim Stinson/Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — E-Smart, an Indiana-based technology company, said it has contracted with truckload carrier Western Express to equip the entire Tennessee-based fleet of more than 3,000 power units with E-Smart’s Advanced Driver Assistance System and geofencing software, which uses fuel management to control vehicle speed.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

Equipment Financing Shoots Up 3% in August, Says ELFA

Hand signing contract Shutterstock

Overall new business activity for 25 key American equipment financiers was up 3% to $9.2 billion in August, year over year, according to the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Technology Should Be Majority Player in Supply Chain, Coyote Says

Coyote Logistics sign Coyote Logistics

Supply chain managers should give AI and other technologies 60% of tasks, according to a recent report by Coyote Logistics, a UPS Inc. subsidiary based in Chicago.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Cummins, Hyundai Agree to Examine Fuel Cells Together

Thad Ewald and Saehoon Kim Thad Ewald (left) of Cummins and Saehoon Kim of Hyundai. (Hyundai)

Hyundai Motor Co. and Cummins Inc. said in a joint statement that they have agreed to evaluate opportunities to develop and commercialize electric and fuel cell powertrains.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 1, 2019
Business

Roadrunner to Downsize Dry Van Truckload Segment, Laying Off 450

Roadrunner truck Roadrunner officials said the reduction represents approximately 10% of the company’s total workforce. (Roadrunner Transportation Services)

Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. on Sept. 30 announced that it would lay off 450 employees and downsize its dry van business, a truckload segment the company said had become unprofitable.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

TTSI Replaces Trucks With Near-Zero-Emission Models

TTSI Trucks Zero-Emissions Trucks at the Port of Los Angeles. (Nick Ut)

Total Transportation Services Inc., a Southern California drayage company, will replace its entire diesel trucking fleet with near-zero emission natural-gas trucks.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Walgreens, FedEx Express Partner With Google Parent on Drones

Walgreens drone Walgreens

Wing Aviation, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., said it is collaborating with FedEx Corp.’s Express division and pharmacy retailer Walgreens to launch a drone-delivery service in Christiansburg, Va.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2019
Business, Fuel

Diesel Soars 9.4¢ a Gallon to $3.081; Oil Falls

fuel gauge Getty Images

The U.S. average retail price of diesel soared 9.4 cents to $3.081 a gallon, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 23, bolstered by a crisis in Saudi Arabia after a drone attack on a major oil plant Sept. 14.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2019
Business, Technology

Millennials Present Challenges, Benefits to Trucking Industry

Generational experts Larry and Meagan Johnson Larry and Meagan Johnson by Jim Stinson/Transport Topics

RALEIGH, N.C. — The generation gap between trucking industry leaders is getting wider, as younger millennials enter the freight workforce with different understandings of the world around them.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2019

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