Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Logistics Opens Global Headquarters in Memphis

Gibson guitar factory The former Gibson Guitar factory in Memphis. (Adrian Sainz/AP)

FedEx Logistics Inc. opened its new global headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., on April 5.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 6, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Top 100

Werner Partners With Aurora to Haul Freight Autonomously in Texas

Aurora Aurora

Aurora Innovation Inc. has announced a deal to haul freight on a route between Fort Worth and El Paso, Texas, for Werner Enterprises.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 6, 2022
Business, Top 50, Top 100

Gloom in Transports Sends Smoke Signal for US Stocks

Chart comparing transportation stocks to market on the whole

The latest warning sign for U.S. stocks is emerging from a corner of the market that investors closely watch to get a read on the state of the economy and the health of American consumers: Transportation shares.

Esha Dey | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

J.B. Hunt Launches Clean Transport Program

J.B. Hunt truck on highway John Sommers II for Transport Topics

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. launched a program April 4 to help customers offset the carbon footprint of their supply chain.

April 4, 2022
Business, Top 100

Amazon Workers in NYC Vote to Unionize, a First for Company

Amazon Labor Union members celebrate after an update during the voting results to unionize Amazon Labor Union members celebrate after an update during the voting results to unionize. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Associated Press)

NEW YORK — Amazon workers in Staten Island, N.Y., voted to unionize on April 1, marking the first successful U.S. organizing effort in the retail giant’s history and handing an unexpected win to a nascent group that fueled the union drive.

April 1, 2022
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

FedEx Partners With Elroy Air to Test Pilotless Package Drone

Drone An Elroy Air drone. (FedEx Corp.)

FedEx Corp. is partnering with Elroy Air, a startup that makes a large cargo drone, to test moving packages by air with no pilot on board.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
March 30, 2022
Business, Top 100

Penske Truck Leasing Expands in Tampa

Penske Truck Leasing Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing announced it opened a new facility in Tampa, Fla., to upgrade the service it provides to existing customers in the area, as well as the ability to add new customers.

March 30, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Top 100

Yellow Welcomes Labor Secretary Walsh at Driver Training Academy Opening

Yellow Walsh (left) with Hawkins outside the venue for the event. (Dan Ronan/Transport Topics)

CARLISLE, Pa. — Executives from Yellow Corp. were joined by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf at a March 29 ribbon-cutting for the motor carrier’s 17th driving academy, a date that also marked the end of the Biden administration’s 90-day challenge to trucking companies to ramp up training and apprenticeship programs to bring drivers to the industry.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2022
Business, Logistics, Breaking News, Top 100

Fred Smith Steps Down as FedEx CEO, Remains Executive Chairman

Fred Smith, Raj Subramaniam Fred Smith (left) and Raj Subramaniam by FedEx

FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith is stepping down as CEO of the company and transferring the leadership post to Raj Subramaniam, who currently serves as president and COO, the company announced March 28. Smith will remain as executive chairman.

Dan Ronan and Joe Howard | Staff Reporters
March 28, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Amazon Stock Rally Erases Losses for the Year

Chart showing Amazon has erased its 2022 losses

Amazon .com Inc. shares rallied March 28, with the e-commerce giant becoming the first of megacap tech stocks to erase losses for the year.

Ryan Vlastelica | Bloomberg News
March 28, 2022

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