Business, Top 100

Forward Air Institutes Destination-Based Compensation Increase

Forward Air truck Team owner-operators going to a destination in the A Band, such as the Northeast, can expect an additional 25 cents per mile. Solo owner-operators will get 12.5 cents per mile driving to A Band destinations. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Forward Air Corp. is pursuing a new destination-based compensation increase for its fleet partners within its LTL and truckload divisions, the company announced June 8.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
June 11, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

J.B. Hunt, Waymo Partner to Test Self-Driving Trucks in Texas

J.B. Hunt Left: Waymo technology on a Class 8 truck. (Waymo) Right: A J.B. Hunt truck. (J.B. Hunt Transport Services)

J.B. Hunt Transport Services has partnered with autonomous vehicle developer Waymo to move freight with self-driving trucks in Texas.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
June 10, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Manager’s Road Back to Baseball Took a Trucking Turn

San Antonio Missions' Phillip Wellman Phillip Wellman is a baseball lifer, but a stint as a fleet manager at a trucking company left an indelible impression. (San Antonio Missions)

Phillip Wellman is a baseball lifer, but a stint as a trucking fleet manager left an indelible impression.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 8, 2021
Government, Business, Top 100, TCA

CSX Plan to Buy Pan Am Railways Rejected

CSX train Henry Durand/ Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Federal regulators recently rejected CSX’s plan to buy Pan Am Railways Inc., which operates 1,200 miles of track.

Jim Kinney |  The Republican (Springfield, Mass.)
June 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 50, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Boosts Supply Chain Inclusivity With $1 Million Scholarship Fund

J.B. Hunt J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services and the University of Arkansas jointly endowed a $1 million scholarship fund June 2 to advance supply chain sustainability and inclusivity.

June 7, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

Drivers, Fleets Become More Comfortable With Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Bendix lane-keeping Truck makers and suppliers of active safety systems are introducing automated steering features such as lane-keep assist. (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems)

Advanced driver assistance systems initially encountered driver resistance, but over time have become a more widely accepted and even embraced trend as drivers realize their benefits.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
June 7, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Top 100

Pete Buttigieg Cites Importance of I-40 Bridge Repair

Buttigieg Buttigieg (center) speaks at the event regarding the closed bridge. (U.S. Department of Transportation via YouTube)

Phase 2 of the two-part effort to repair the Interstate 40 bridge is underway, according to transportation officials.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 4, 2021
Business, Equipment, Top 100

May Class 8 Orders Fall to 22,900

Freightliner plant Freightliners in production. (DTNA via YouTube)

Class 8 preliminary orders for May fell to the lowest point since August, settling just below 23,000 as the industry paused amid little chance to join this year’s orders backlog, ACT Research reported, citing truck makers’ initial data.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 3, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS Launches End-to-End Cold Chain Solutions

UPS UPS Cold Chain Solutions is also part of an ongoing strategy to build sophisticated capabilities in cold chain logistics within UPS Healthcare. (UPS Healthcare)

UPS is taking the lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic to expand its specialty pharmaceutical offerings by establishing UPS Cold Chain Solutions, a suite of technologies, capabilities and global facilities that incorporates those lessons into an integrated logistics platform, the company announced May 24.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
May 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Top 100

KAG Announces Retirement of CEO Bruce Blaise

KAG Kenan Advantage Group

The Kenan Advantage Group announced management changes following the retirement of president and CEO Bruce Blaise.

May 24, 2021