Joe Howard

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XPO Sets GXO Logistics as Name of New Spinoff Company

XPO GXO via YouTube (left) and XPO Logistics via YouTube

XPO Logistics has selected GXO Logistics as the name of the stand-alone logistics company that it will spin off from its larger operation later this year.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 18, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

FedEx Sets Plan for Carbon-Neutral Operations by 2040

FedEx A FedEx Express electric van. (FedEx Corp.)

FedEx Corp. announced plans to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040, with vehicle electrification a key tenet of the strategy.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
March 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Daimler Restructuring ‘Dream Come True,’ Martin Daum Says

Daum Daum (Daimler AG)

The head of Daimler’s global truck operation believes the upcoming restructuring into a separate company positions it to accelerate growth in terms of both innovation and financial opportunity.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 8, 2021
Business, Breaking News

FedEx Announces Leadership Changes for Freight, Ground Divisions

A FedEx Freight Truck A FedEx Freight truck on a highway in Kentucky. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

FedEx Corp. has announced that Lance Moll will be the next president of FedEx Freight. He replaces John A. Smith, who will take over FedEx Ground upon the July retirement of current president Henry Maier.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
January 26, 2021
Business, Breaking News

Navistar Appoints Persio Lisboa as New CEO

Persio Lisboa at an industry event Persio Lisboa speaks at the 2017 North America Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Navistar International announced that Persio Lisboa will replace Troy Clarke as president and CEO, effective July 1.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Elaine Chao Emphasizes Need for Infrastructure, Safety Funds for Rural Areas

Rural Truck on a rural road. (U.S. DOT)

The subject of upgrading the nation’s infrastructure is an important one for Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, including assurance that rural areas receive equal treatment relative to metropolitan areas when funds are distributed.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

DOT Ready to Help Truckers as They Support Country, Elaine Chao Says

CARES Act signing President Donald Trump with Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, key leaders of Congress and the White House Coronavirus Task Force, signing the CARES Act, totaling $2.2 trillion, the largest economic relief package in history. (USDOT)

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told Transport Topics during an exclusive interview that her agency stands ready to build on the actions it already has taken to help trucking support the country through the coronavirus crisis.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
April 3, 2020
Business, Equipment, Fuel

Second Coast-to-Coast Trek Planned for Shell Starship Initiative Truck

Shell Megan Pino via Joe Howard/Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Shell Lubricants is planning a second coast-to-coast run for its Starship Initiative truck, which is designed to study and test fuel-saving technologies for heavy-duty trucks.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 26, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

ATA, HudsonCyber Team on Security Program

Max Bobys of HudsonCyber HudsonCyber Vice President Max Bobys discusses the partnership, which would afford ATA member motor carriers access to a suite of cybersecurity services. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

ATLANTA — American Trucking Associations and HudsonCyber on Feb. 25 announced an affinity program for ATA members though which motor carriers of all sizes can gain access to the company’s cloud-based cybersecurity suite.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Alcoa Debuts New Lightweight Wheel, Bore Design

Alcoa A view of the new Alcoa Ultra One ULT39 wheel (right) via John Sommers II for Transport Topics

ATLANTA — Alcoa Wheels introduced a new wheel for heavy-truck applications that the company said is the lightest wheel it has produced, and which features a design that reduces contact with the wheel hub, which it said can combat corrosion.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 24, 2020