Joseph S. Pete

Business, Logistics, TCA

Bulkmatic Launches New National Joint Venture With Bulk FR8

Bulkmatic A Bulkmatic tanker. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Bulkmatic, one of the largest dry bulk transporters in the United States, is teaming up with Seattle-based Bulk FR8 to form a new nationwide joint venture.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
January 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to Invest $20 Million

Port of Indiana Ports of Indiana

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor plans to invest nearly $20 million over the next four years in a major expansion that will boost its cargo handling capacity.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
August 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Ford Profit Plunges by 50% in 2Q

Ford F-150 trucks on a lot A row of Ford F-150 pickup trucks on a lot. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Ford Motor Co. profit fell to $1.07 billion in the second quarter, down about 50% from the $2.05 billion it made in the second quarter of 2017.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
July 27, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,00 Jobs, Study Finds

Ports of Indiana

A new study found that Great Lakes shipping to ports such as the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor and the Port of Chicago on the South Sides pumps $25.6 billion into the economy and supports 237,000 jobs, including 147,500 in the Midwest.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
July 20, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Indiana Governor Touts 500 New Trucking Jobs

HMD Trucking HMD Trucking

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb visited Gary on Aug. 17 to tout the new corporate headquarters of HMD Trucking, which plans to create 500 jobs in the Steel City by 2021.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
August 18, 2017
Business

Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Has Second-Best June Ever

Ports of Indiana

The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor had its second-best June on record after handling 303,000 tons of freight, including shipments of huge cranes from Europe.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
July 22, 2016
Business

New YRC Trucking School Offers Graduates $65,000 to Start

HAMMOND, Ind. — A new trucking school might not cost you anything out of pocket, and you could end up with a high-demand job that pays $65,000 the first year and offers full health insurance benefits.

Joseph S. Pete | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
December 17, 2015