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UPS, FedEx Gear Up to Ship COVID-19 Vaccine When Ready

Vaccine The logistics of storing and shipping vaccines are complicated. (Meyer & Meyer/Getty Images)

UPS and FedEx are among the companies hard at work on strategies to ship a COVID-19 vaccine safely around the world once it is ready.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 6, 2020
Business, Safety

Fleets Can Support Drivers’ Mental Health Through Awareness, Communication

Trucker looking out window More than 17 million American adults experience depression, and truckers are about twice as likely to experience it, according to Kirleen Neely, psychotherapist and CEO at San Antonio-based Logistics Mental Health. (Getty Images)

Truck drivers sometimes bear the image of being “tough” and impervious to emotional stresses, a perception that doesn’t always lend itself to open discussions about mental health. But truckers and their employers are working to change that image.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
March 13, 2020
Business, Safety

Driver Productivity Can Be Boosted by Addressing Health, Stress

Person getting blood pressure checked High blood pressure is one example of a medical condition that could keep a trucker from getting a full two-year certification from the U.S. Department of Transportation. (Getty Images)

When drivers and employees at PetroChoice Holdings want to take a sick day, or just take time off for any reason, all they have to do is inform their boss they will be taking “PTO,” or paid time off.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2019
Business

Silver Oak Leads Recapitalization of North American Roofing

Lower-middle market private equity firm Silver Oak Services Partners has announced it is leading the recapitalization of North American Roofing, in partnership with management and co-investors, per a Nov. 21 press release.

November 30, 2018
Government, Business

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Oct. 16: American Delight

Rep. Pete Roskam Rep. Pete Roskam via YouTube

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) was delighted to tell a gathering in Washington recently why Americans are delightful people. Here's the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 16, 2017
Editorial

Editorial: Our Industry, Front and Center

If you have a copy of the Oct. 16 extra-large issue of Transport Topics, there’s a decent chance you’re attending American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Orlando since that is the special edition that is distributed at the event. Either that, or you’re a regular subscriber. In either case, we’re grateful for your interest in being up-to-date on what’s going on in the trucking industry. And there’s a lot going on.

October 12, 2017
Government, Business

Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Health Care Options for Associations

Donald Trump WH.gov

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Oct. 12 at an event attended by trucking industry executives that will allow small-business owners more health care options by enabling them to purchase insurance that does not fall under the aegis of the Affordable Care Act.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 12, 2017
Safety

UPS to Stop Insuring Spouses of Some Employees

UPS Inc. has told employees it plans to halt health-care coverage for about 15,000 spouses of nonunion workers who are covered by other plans.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 22, 2013