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, Top 100

FedEx Will Hire 55,000 for Holiday Season

FedEx trailers Andrea Morales/Bloomberg

FedEx Corp. will hire 55,000 additional workers for the holiday season, the parcel delivery company announced Sept. 20.

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

Amazon Plans 100,000-Electric-Vehicle Order From Rivian

Rivian Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Amazon will buy 100,000 electric vans to assist with Prime deliveries, according to CEO Jeff Bezos, who made the announcement at the National Press Club in Washington on Sept. 19.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Panelists Stress Aftertreatment System Maintenance at TMC Meeting

Bruce Balfour Bruce Balfour by Jim Stinson/Transport Topics

RALEIGH, N.C. — As trucks become more complex and high-tech, so, too, do the repairs and maintenance systems, experts said Sept. 18 at the fall meeting of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2019
Business, Technology

FedEx Freight’s Kelby Bentley Captures 2019 TMCSuperTech Top Honors

FexEx Freight technician and TMCSuperTech champ Kelby Bentley FexEx Freight technician and TMCSuperTech champ Kelby Bentley (center) via American Trucking Associations

RALEIGH, N.C. — FedEx Freight technician Kelby Bentley earned the title of 2019 TMCSuperTech Grand Champion during the fall meeting of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council here.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 17, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

North American Drone Companies Ready to Buzz

Flirtey Inc. drone A Flirtey Inc. drone. (Flirtey Inc.)

Drone companies are stepping up their plans to make final-mile delivery a regular part of freight movement by 2020.

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

Average Price of a Gallon of Diesel Slips 0.5¢ to $2.971

A Phillips 66 fueling station in Rockford, Ill. A Phillips 66 fueling station in Rockford, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 0.5 cent to $2.971 per gallon, the Department of Energy reported Sept. 9.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 9, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Advocates Push for Greater DERA Funding

A technician installs a retrofit diesel particulate filter on a truck at the Ironman Renewal facility in San Leandro, Calif. A technician installs a retrofit diesel particulate filter on a truck at the Ironman Renewal facility in San Leandro, Calif. (2014 TT file photo)

Federal lawmakers and industry proponents are divided over how much funding should be dedicated to a federal program to reduce emissions and improve clean diesel technology.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Business

2019 Trucking Company Closures So Far Have Doubled All of 2018

An HVH Transportation truck HVH Transportation via Facebook

More trucking firms have shut down during the first six months of 2019 than in all of 2018, a result of a softer freight market and the broader effects of tariffs on imported goods, a freight market expert said.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Business

Daseke Shakes Up Company as President, CFO Depart

Daseke is making leadership changes. Trucks from Bulldog Highway Express, a Daseke company. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Daseke Inc., one of the largest flatbed and specialized transportation companies in North America, announced on Sept. 5 it would replace its president and chief financial officer and fold three divisions into other parts of the corporation.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2019
Business, Logistics

Descartes Systems Group Reports Growth in Income, Revenue

The Descartes Systems Group Inc., a Canadian logistics company, reported net income of C$8.6 million for the second quarter of its 2020 fiscal year, up 1% from $8.5 million in the same period last year.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 4, 2019

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