Laurie Wiegler

Business

ArcBest to Augment NFMC Classification System With Dimensional-Based Pricing

ArcBest, the Arkansas-based less-than-truckload carrier, said it is joining the latest freight shipping trend by adding space-based minimum charges as an option for freight shipments beginning Aug. 1.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Government, Business

Trucking Drops 1,400 Jobs in June After Shedding 700 in May

Trucking Drops 1,400 Jobs in June Texas Lars Plougmann/Flickr

The nation’s for-hire trucking companies decreased their payrolls by 1,400 people in June, even as total U.S. employment increased by 222,000 positions.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

In Break From Otto, Uber Upgrades Lidar to Third-Party, Off-the-Shelf System

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Uber has upgraded its trucks to its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) technology stack, and they are driving on freeways around San Francisco.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2017
Business

Driver Turnover Rises Slightly but Remains Healthier Than Year Ago

Abilene Motor Express truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets was 74% during the first quarter of 2017, a 15 percentage-point improvement over year-ago levels but slightly worse than 4Q 2016 levels, American Trucking Associations said in a report.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 5, 2017
Equipment

Omnitracs Launches Big Rig Buddies 2017

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Omnitracs, a global management solutions provider for transportation and logistics companies, has announced the launch of Big Rig Buddies 2017 for truck drivers and their dogs.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Preparedness, Adaptability Key for Logistics Stakeholders

Panelists at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals presentation touted preparedness in issues ranging from NAFTA to uncertainty about infrastructure spending.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017
Business, Logistics

FedEx to Open Distribution Center in Ohio

FedEx distribution center in Dayton Dayton Daily News/YouTube

FedEx Corp. will open a new distribution center outside South Dayton, Ohio, in a couple of weeks, a company spokesman confirmed with Transport Topics.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2017
Equipment

Cooper Tire’s Roadmaster Brand Celebrates 10th Anniversary

tires Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

Findlay, Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Roadmaster tire, the company announced in a press release during the week of June 19.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 23, 2017
Technology

Estes Express Lines and Dynamic Energy Complete Rooftop Solar Project

Solar Panels Dynamic Energy

Estes Express Lines and Dynamic Energy Complete 688 kW Rooftop Solar Project in Pennsylvania.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017
Business

$13.7 Billion Amazon Deal for Whole Foods Expected to Benefit Trucking

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Amazon.com Inc. said that it will buy Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, and the deal is expected to benefit trucking.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 21, 2017

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