Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Complexities in Trucking Supply Chain Cause Shippers’ Logistics to Evolve

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Shippers are looking at developing their own truck fleets due to low service levels and greater affordability, a leading logistics report says.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
June 28, 2022

Private Fleet vs. Dedicated: Which one is right for you?

Having the right fleet for your business can give you an advantage over the competition and lower transportation costs. The question is: Should that fleet be private or dedicated. Learn how you can answer that in this report.

February 25, 2018

Corporate Fleets Add Capacity With Use of Dedicated Service

The nation’s largest corporate fleet operators are responding to increased demand for freight hauling by lining up more dedicated hauling capacity, expanding in-house truck fleets and, in some cases, outsourcing transportation services.

August 18, 2014

Smithfield Shareholders Approve Sale to Chinese Firm

Smithfield Foods Inc.

Shareholders of pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. voted Sept. 24 to approve the company’s sale to Shuanghui International Holdings, the largest acquisition of an American company by a Chinese business, Bloomberg News reported.

September 25, 2013

Private Carriers Aim to Meet Corporate Goals With New Trucks, Collaboration, Outsourcing

Shipper-owned fleet operators are buying more fuel-efficient trucks, collaborating with other shippers to better utilize equipment and, in some cases, outsourcing freight hauling to for-hire carriers and third-party logistics companies in response to demands from corporate executives for cost savings, faster service and fewer carbon emissions.

August 26, 2013

TT Private 100: Fleets Focusing on Costs, Hiring Drivers

Increasing freight hauling demand and possible changes in hours-of-service rules and vehicle weight limits are forcing the largest private fleets in the United States and Canada to focus more attention on the availability of drivers and the cost of transporting goods.

August 15, 2011

Kraft Foods to Split Into Two Companies

Kraft Foods said a plan to split the Northfield, Ill.-based company into two separate businesses — a global snack foods business with revenue of about $32 billion and a North American grocery distribution business with revenue of about $16 billion — will lead to new distribution strategies for each company.

August 15, 2011

Investors Propose Expanding Virginia Bridge-Tunnel

A group of private investors and developers has submitted a proposal to the Virginia Department of Transportation to expand and operate the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the section of Interstate 64 that runs between Hampton and Virginia Beach.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2010

Public-Private Projects Advance in Georgia, Ohio

Public-private intermodal projects in Ohio and Georgia that involve CSX Transportation moved a step closer to completion this month.

July 7, 2010