Business, Logistics, For-Hire

J.B. Hunt Expands Transloading Services With Two More Locations

J.B. Hunt map J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. is expanding its transload strategy with new operations in Tacoma, Wash., and Laredo, Texas, the company announced Oct. 3.

October 3, 2022
Business, Equipment, Logistics, For-Hire

Werner Acquires Truckload Carrier Baylor Trucking

Werner and Baylor trucks Werner Enterprises Inc./Baylor Trucking via YouTube

Werner Enterprises Inc. said it is acquiring Baylor Trucking, a move that expands its truckload operations.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, For-Hire

EV Startup Arrival in Talks on Funds to Unlock US Market

Arrival van An Arrival van. (Arrival via YouTube)

Electric vehicle startup Arrival SA surged after it said it’s in talks to raise capital to build and sell its products in the U.S.

Siddharth Philip | Bloomberg News
September 30, 2022
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, For-Hire

Werner, Kodiak Collaborate on Driverless Longhaul Route

Kodiak Werner truck Kodiak/Werner

Werner Enterprises has partnered with the driverless trucking technology company Kodiak Robotics to establish an autonomous trucking lane, the companies announced Sept. 29.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 29, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

FedEx Reports Declining Q1 FY 2023 Income

FedEx planes The company said its FedEx Express business unit will save between $1.5 billion and $1.7 billion by cutting the number of flights in the system and temporarily parking an unspecified number of aircraft. (FedEx Corp.)

FedEx Corp. said as the global economy slows, it is aggressively looking to reduce costs, and that it will raise rates across divisions in January.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 28, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, For-Hire

Torc, Schneider Partner on Level 4 Autonomy

Torc HQ Daimler

Driverless technology company Torc Robotics and Schneider are preparing to launch a pilot program to further implement autonomous longhaul trucking, the companies announced Sept. 20.

September 21, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

FedEx Tumbles After Pulling Annual Earnings Forecast

FedEx truck Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg

FedEx Corp. lost $11 billion in market value, wiping out two years of stock gains, after withdrawing its earnings forecast on worsening business conditions.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
September 16, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Hiring for Uncertain Holiday Season Continues

UPS holiday delivery UPS Inc.

Trucking has started making thousands of hires for the holiday season despite facing a variety of economic headwinds.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 15, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire, TCA

UPS to Hire 100,000 Seasonal Workers Ahead of Holidays

UPS sign UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. is staffing up for the holiday shipping season by hiring more than 100,000 seasonal workers — a daunting challenge amid widespread labor shortages.

Kelly Yamanouchi | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 7, 2022
Business, For-Hire

ATA Group Advances Trucking Diversity Initiative

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A working group formed by American Trucking Associations to advance diversity in the industry has drafted guidelines to help fleets of all sizes foster greater inclusiveness in their ranks, and has now created an award to recognize industry diversity efforts.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2022