Government, Business, Logistics, Top 100

Port of L.A. to Shift to 24/7 Operations

President Joe Biden speaks about addressing the supply chain problem President Biden gives an address from The White House on plans to tackle the supply chain crisis. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Some of the nation’s largest carriers and the operators of the country’s busiest port are joining a White House effort to ease crippling bottlenecks that are vexing supply chains through expanded service offerings that include, in some cases, 24/7 operations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 13, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

UPS, FedEx, USPS Set Holiday Shipping Dates

December 2021 calendar Calendar by alf255/Getty Images

Though it’s not yet Halloween, delivery companies UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and the U.S. Postal Service have released their recommended deadlines to ship packages in time for the holidays.

Lauren Zumbach | Chicago Tribune
October 12, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, FedEx, Walmart Hunting for Holiday Staffing

UPS, FedEx and Walmart trucks along with a Christmas tree display UPS and Walmart photos by John Sommers II for Transport Topics; FedEx Ground by Rogelio V. Solis/Associated Press; Christmas sales display in a Costco warehouse by David Zalubowski/Associated Press

NEW YORK — All employers want for Christmas is some holiday help. But they might not get their wish. Companies like UPS Inc., FedEx Corp. and Walmart Inc. that typically hire thousands of seasonal workers are heading into the holidays during one of the tightest job markets in decades, making it unlikely they will find all the workers they need.

Joseph Pisani | Associated Press
October 12, 2021
Business, Top 100

Walmart Stokes Hiring Rush With Plan to Add 150,000 Jobs

Shoppers walk in front of a Walmart store in San Leandro, Calif. Shoppers walk in front of a Walmart store in San Leandro, Calif. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Walmart Inc. is expanding its hiring push with plans to recruit 150,000 store employees, adding to U.S. employers’ search for new workers as the busy holiday season approaches.

September 29, 2021
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Ryder Partners With Embark to Open Autonomous Truck Transfer Points

Ryder technician with Embark truck A Ryder technician guides an Embark autonomous truck with a safety driver behind the wheel in Riverside, Calif. (Business Wire)

Ryder System and Embark Trucks are launching a nationwide network of transfer points that will be used to transition shipments from driverless longhaul trucks to driver-enabled last-mile trucks, the companies said Sept. 21.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
September 23, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Top 100

NACFE Finds Many Fleets Could Run Electric Trucks Now

Run on Less — Electric logo North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Fleets in four market segments could switch to battery-electric vehicles right now, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency concluded after its recent Run on Less — Electric event.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 23, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Spec’ing Means Choosing What’s Best for Your Application, Experts Say

TMC The panel discusses best practices for spec'ing, with Ptasznik at the panel. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

CLEVELAND — Spec’ing a new truck means you’ll need to consider options, metrics and features in light of your own needs, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Revenue Rises, but Higher Labor Costs Affect Bottom Line

A FedEx driver scans packages in San Francisco A driver for an independent contractor to FedEx scans packages outside a truck in San Francisco. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. reported an increase in revenue for its fiscal first quarter, but said rising costs affected bottom-line results for the period.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Sets Rate Increase, Cites Challenging Operating Environment

FedEx truck David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

FedEx Corp. plans to raise its delivery rates in 2022 by the most in at least a decade as the courier shoulders rising costs in what it called a “challenging operating environment.”

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Top 100

FedEx to Spend $100 Million on Improving Delivery Vehicle Safety

FedEx truck Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg

FedEx Corp. plans to spend more than $100 million to improve delivery van safety and reduce costs from accidents, potentially dragging on short-term earnings as the courier faces pressure from rising wages and other expenses.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2021

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