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Digital Freight Sector Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

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Digital freight-matching companies are taking a proactive approach to confronting the coronavirus as the outbreak worsens.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 23, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Agree on Sick Leave as Coronavirus Spreads

UPS driver UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. said it is taking steps to protect its employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus and that it reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters concerning paid-leave guidelines for unionized workers who are affected by it.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2020
Government, Business

Factories Pivot to Fight Coronavirus, but Challenges Abound

Robots weld a vehicle at the GM Orion Assembly plant in Michigan in May 2011. Robots weld a vehicle at the GM Orion Assembly plant in Michigan in May 2011. (Paul Sancya/Associated Press)

Factories across industries are trying to answer the call of duty amid a pandemic that has so far claimed more than 15,000 lives and sickened 350,000 people globally.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Postal Service, UPS, FedEx and Amazon Look to Protect Customers, Employees

A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Virginia in December 2018. A worker sorts packages at the USPS Merrifield processing and distribution center in Virginia in December 2018. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S., more people are relying on the mail and delivery services to provide them food, medicine and household items.

Evan MacDonald | The Plain Dealer
March 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

Proterra Appoints Chairman Jack Allen to CEO Post

Proterra bus Proterra Catalyst bus by Proterra

Electric-transit bus manufacturer Proterra appointed current Chairman Jack Allen to CEO as it prepares to extend its technology to other vehicle segments, including last-mile delivery.

March 23, 2020
Business, Logistics

American West Announces Acquisition of Innovative Delivery Systems

American West Worldwide Express closed the acquisition of furniture delivery-service Innovative Delivery Systems, the company announced March 16.

March 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

CVG Reports Q4 Net Loss, Lower Revenue

CVG trade show CVG's display at a 2017 trade show in Hanover, Germany. (Commercial Vehicle Group/Facebook)

Commercial Vehicle Group Inc., a global supplier of cab-related products and systems, earlier this month reported a fourth-quarter net loss and lower revenue as the commercial vehicle and construction markets contracted, and shortly thereafter announced the appointment of a new leader.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Fred Smith: It’s Unlikely Company Will Need Federal Help

FedEx CEO Fred Smith FedEx CEO Fred Smith on CBS' "Face the Nation" on March 22. (Face the Nation via YouTube)

FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith said during a television appearance that he doesn’t expect his company to seek assistance from the federal government to survive the economic downturn being caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Truck Drivers, Logistics Personnel Deemed ‘Essential’ in Security Memo

Driver behind the wheel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

An updated guidance memo issued by the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency clearly identifies truck drivers and related logistics personnel as “essential employees” helping the nation attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 22, 2020
Business, Fuel

Glut of Jet Fuel Is on Brink of Overwhelming Global Storage

Jet refueling Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The world is close to running out of space to store all the fuel that jets are no longer burning.

March 22, 2020

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