Business, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Zero-Emission Truck Trial OK’d for California Ports

Volvo and Freightliner battery-electric trucks displaying NFI and Schneider branding Volvo and Freightliner battery-electric trucks displaying NFI and Schneider branding on display at ACT Expo Aug. 31, 2021. (Advanced Clean Tech)

Long Beach harbor commissioners on April 25 approved an agreement — hailed as groundbreaking — that will deploy 100 battery-electric trucks owned and operated by Schneider and NFI to the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
April 26, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NFI Motivated to Move Forward on Electric

eCascadia Andreas Juretzka, DTNA’s head of electrification engineering, shows off the eCascadia. (Jerry Hirsch/Transport Topics)

CHINO, Calif. — For-hire carrier NFI is planning broader adoption of electric Class 8 trucks after six months of testing the Freightliner eCascadia in Southern California, the company said.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
February 19, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

NFI Acquires G&P Trucking Co.

A G&P truck G&P Trucking via YouTube

Supply chain services provider NFI announced it completed the acquisition of G&P Trucking Co. Inc., a logistics provider specializing in asset-based transportation, port drayage and non-asset brokerage solutions in the Southeast.

December 30, 2019
Business, Logistics

NFI Expands Brokerage, Intermodal Business With Purchase of SCR Air Services

NFI intermodal containers travel by rail NFI

NFI completed the purchase of SCR Air Services Inc., a Seattle-based freight brokerage firm that specializes in shipping food and other products needing temperature control, the company announced Feb. 11. Terms were not disclosed.

February 13, 2019
Business, Government, Logistics

American Consumer Comfort Remains Close to a 15-Year High

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Consumer confidence last week held close to the highest level in more than 15 years as Americans felt a little better about their finances and whether it’s a good time to spend, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index data showed May 4.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

American Consumers' Economic Expectations Strongest Since 2001

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Consumer confidence rebounded last week as Americans became the most upbeat about the economy since 2001, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed April 27.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
April 27, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

Consumer Comfort Rises for Fifth Time in Last Six Weeks

Leila Navidi/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS

Americans’ confidence climbed for the fifth time in the last six weeks, resulting in the strongest quarterly sentiment since 2007, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed April 6.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

Consumer Confidence Rises to Highest Since December 2000

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Consumer confidence jumped in March to the highest level in more than 16 years, as Americans grew increasingly upbeat about both present and future conditions, according to a report March 28 from the New York-based Conference Board.

March 28, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

Consumer Comfort Hits 10-Year High on Economic Outlook

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Consumer comfort rose to an almost 10-year high in the final week of February on increased optimism about the U.S. economy and more favorable views about personal finances and the buying climate, the weekly Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed March 2.

Austin Weinstein | Bloomberg News
March 2, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

New Year, Same Story for US Growth Driven by Consumers

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Busy storefronts and an inflation pickup show the world’s largest economy is starting 2017 much the same way it ended 2016: driven by the consumer.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2017