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Walmart to Pay Truck Drivers Up to $110,000 in First Year

Walmart Inc. is ramping up pay for its truckers as it seeks to shore up staffing amid a nationwide rush to hire drivers, saying its truck drivers will be able to earn between $95,000 and $110,000 in their first year at the company,

Brendan Case | Bloomberg News
April 7, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

MSC Buys Bollore’s African Logistics Unit

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co. agreed to buy the African transport and logistics business of Bollore SA for 5.7 billion euros ($6.3 billion) including debt.

Anthony Palazzo | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2022
Business, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx Logistics Opens Global Headquarters in Memphis

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 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

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 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

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

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 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

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