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Wal-Mart Joins Retailers Planning to Try Out Tesla Truck


Customers are starting to place orders for Tesla Inc.’s new all-electric Semi truck, with retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. preordering for both its U.S. and Canadian units.

November 17, 2017

Wal-Mart Acquires NYC Delivery Firm

Wal-Mart Stores has purchased Parcel, a same-day and last-mile delivery firm in New York City, as part of the retailer’s effort to enhance delivery services in dense urban markets.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
October 9, 2017

Having Trouble Hearing at NTDC? Blame Wal-Mart’s Fans

Wal-Mart fans at 2017 NTDC Eugene Mulero/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Wal-Mart fans cheered their drivers at every turn at the National Truck Driving Championships.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 10, 2017

Wal-Mart Will Punish Its Suppliers for Delivering Early

Wal-mart trailers George Frey/Bloomberg News

Long known for squeezing its vast network of suppliers, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is about to step up the pressure. The focus this time is delivery scheduling, and the company’s not messing around. Two days late? That’ll earn you a fine. One day early? That’s a fine, too. Right on-time but goods aren’t packed properly? You guessed it — fined.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017

Wal-Mart Asks Employees to Deliver Packages on Their Way Home

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is testing a program that sends store employees to deliver online orders at the end of their shifts, a new push by the world’s biggest retailer to use its large physical footprint to match Amazon.com Inc.’s convenient options for web purchases.

June 1, 2017

Wal-Mart Sets Ambitious Goal for Reducing Emissions in Supply Chain

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has set a goal of eliminating 1 billion tons of emissions from its supply chain by 2030, an effort dubbed Project Gigaton that will focus on reducing fuel use by suppliers and customers.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 20, 2017

New Wal-Mart Distribution Center to Impact Port of Mobile Traffic, I-10 Traffic

Interstate 10 in coastal Alabama is expected to grow even busier next spring as a new wave of big trucks rolls onto the roadway. Those 600 or more trucks will be moving back and forth daily between the Port of Mobile and Wal-Mart's new supersize regional distribution center west of Mobile in the Grand Bay area.

John Sharp | Alabama Media Group (Birmingham, Ala.)
March 31, 2017

Deal Lets Driver of Wal-Mart Truck in Tracy Morgan Crash Avoid Jail Time

Kevin Roper, attorney David Glassman/WABC

The man who was driving the Wal-Mart truck that crashed into actor-comedian Tracy Morgan's van on the New Jersey Turnpike in 2014, killing one and injuring several others, changed his plea to guilty Nov. 29 and could avoid jail time.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
November 29, 2016

Jury Awards California Wal-Mart Truck Drivers $55 Million in Back Pay

Rick Wilking/Reuters

A California federal jury on Nov. 23 handed down a $55 million verdict against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for failing to pay about 850 of its truck drivers all of the compensation to which they were entitled.

Robert Iafolla | Reuters
November 23, 2016

Wal-Mart’s White Captures National Truck Driving Championship

White by John Sommers II for TT

INDIANAPOLIS — At a practice session about a week before veteran Wal-Mart Transportation driver Charles “Mike” White hopped into a 3-axle truck to negotiate the nerve-wracking National Truck Driving Championships “skills” course, fellow company driver and last year’s grand champ Ronald Emenheiser Sr. made a prediction.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 22, 2016