Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Fuel, Top 100

Largest Electric Truck Deployment Ever Gets Going in Southern California

Liane Randolph CARB Chair Liane Randolph announces the deployment at ACT Expo. (Roger Gilroy/Transport Topics)

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The largest commercial deployment of battery-electric trucks in North America is ramping up in Southern California for an eight-year run, state officials announced Aug. 31 during the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo here.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 1, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Private Fleets Face Stiff Competition From For-Hire Carriers in Battle for Drivers

Truck driver image Surging freight demand and a worsening labor shortage are two primary headwinds facing private fleets. (kali9/Getty Images)

Private fleets once had a clear advantage in the endless competition to hire trained truck drivers and provide them with the equipment needed to move America’s goods. But the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have upended that advantage.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
August 27, 2021
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2021 Top 100 Private Carriers Are in North America

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August 27, 2021
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August 27, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

GXO Survey Shows Pandemic Trends Have Accelerated Online Returns

Mark Manduca of GXO Mark Manduca on the floor of New York Stock Exchange on Aug. 2, the day GXO Logistics became a publicly traded company. (GXO via YouTube)

GXO Logistics Chief Investment Officer Mark Manduca detailed Aug. 24 what is driving a rise in online returns and what that may mean for transportation.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 25, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

UPS Starts Drone Delivery of COVID Vaccines

Drones A drone at the delivery zone. (Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist)

UPS Inc. started delivering coronavirus vaccines with the use of drones as part of a new initiative announced Aug. 24.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2021
Business, Top 100

Yellow President Darrel Harris Sees Bright Future in Trucking

Harris Darrel Harris recently became president of Yellow after a long career in the industry. (Yellow Corp.)

Yellow President Darrel Harris can still remember his first day in the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
August 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Cowan Systems Implements Driver Incentive Program

Cowan trucks Cowan Systems

Cowan Systems has implemented an incentive program that guarantees every newly hired driver a $15,000 bonus, the company announced Aug. 19.

August 23, 2021
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Walmart’s Slowing E-Commerce, Margin Weigh in Q2

Walmart Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News

Walmart Inc.’s pandemic-driven gains in e-commerce slowed last quarter and profit margin fell, raising questions about the retailer’s ability to maintain momentum even after it topped Wall Street’s sales expectations.

Matt Townsend | Bloomberg News
August 17, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment, Top 100

Xos to Supply FedEx Ground With 120 Medium-Duty EVs

Xos truck An Xos truck at an industry trade show. (TT File Photo)

Xos Inc., a manufacturer of Classes 5-8 electric commercial vehicles, announced an agreement to deliver 120 zero-emission, medium-duty electric trucks to 35 different FedEx Ground operators in five states.

August 9, 2021

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