Joseph N. DiStefano

Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, TCA

UPS, AmerisourceBergen Plan Drone Drug and Device Delivery

UPS drone UPS Flight Forward drone by UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. and AmerisourceBergen, the Chesterbrook, Pa.-based drug distributor, are working together to use UPS’ new Flight Forward “drone airline” to ship drugs and supplies to hospitals through small, unmanned aircraft across the U.S.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 22, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Money-Losing Postal Service Hopes Trump Will Allow it to Alter Prices

USPS mail truck and delivery driver Elston Bradshaw, a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service closes a mail truck door after delivering mail to an apartment complex in Aventura, Fla. (Brynn Anderson/Associated Press)

A sobering review of the U.S. Postal Service by its inspector general finds that the agency’s ambitious 2015 “Window Change” program, which saves money by slowing letter delivery and closing and consolidating mail-processing centers, has cost more and saved far less than planned.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 25, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Philadelphia Truckers Set to Strike Over Coca-Cola Plan to Ax Pension

MPCA Photos/Flickr

Leaders of Teamsters Local 830, whose members load, drive and deliver drinks from breweries and soda plants in the Philadelphia area, said members are ready to strike to preserve their pensions as tough negotiations with Coca-Cola’s new regional affiliate face an impasse over continued funding for the workers’ pension plan.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
May 1, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Pennsylvania Turnpike Will Hike Tolls for Each of the Next 27 Years, Driving Away Users, Analyst Says

Pennsylvania turnpike toll Mark Danielson/Flickr

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s ninth straight annual toll increase, approved by its board July 18, helps pay for turnpike operations, plus the highway’s $500 million annual capital budget and $450 million for mass transit systems, including SEPTA.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 20, 2017
TCA

Might Trucking Executive Be Trump's Pick to Head DOT?

James S. Simpson/Photo via Linkedin

Politico has listed James S. Simpson, 59, of Wayne, Pennsylvania — chairman of Victory Worldwide Transportation and former New Jersey Department of Transportation commissioner under Gov. Chris Christie — as a possible candidate to head the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
November 17, 2016