Thomas Black

Business, Logistics

Truckers Bolstered by Demand Surge, but Shakeout Looms

Truckers wait to enter the Port of Oakland on March 19. Truckers wait to enter the Port of Oakland on March 19. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

U.S. trucking companies are riding a surge in cargo demand from consumers stockpiling basic goods, but it may not last long.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 24, 2020
Business, Safety

UPS, FedEx Ease Signature Rules to Protect Against Virus

(Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News) Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc. are dropping the normal signature rules for package deliveries to protect customers and workers as the coronavirus outbreak worsens.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2020
Business, Logistics

FedEx Rearranges Deliveries in Efficiency Push

A FedEx worker unloads packages from a truck in New York on Dec. 2, 2019. A FedEx worker unloads packages from a truck in New York on Dec. 2, 2019. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. is revamping its operations to hand off some deliveries from its overnight division to its separately run ground business, in an effort to wring more profit from surging e-commerce.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
February 7, 2020