Business, Top 50, Top 100, TCA

FedEx Ground to Close Pennsylvania Facility, Cutting 186 Jobs

An employee secures the cargo area door of a delivery truck at a FedEx Ground distribution center in New Jersey in August 2018. An employee secures the cargo area door of a delivery truck at a FedEx Ground distribution center in New Jersey in August 2018. (Marc McAndrews/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Ground will be shutting down its package delivery facility in Clinton, Pa., on May 16, eliminating 186 jobs.

Patricia Sabatini | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

Showers of Praise Greet Busy Truckers

Trucking Monica Ybarra of TBS Factoring Service holds a sign reading "Sandwiches 4 Semis." (Sue Ogrocki/Associated Press)

As truck drivers crisscross the country hauling goods vital to the fight against the coronavirus, they find themselves at the center of another fast-spreading outbreak: nationwide gratitude. It’s showing up along the roads, on TV, in emails and social media, and even at the White House.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

UPS, Teamsters Agree on Sick Leave as Coronavirus Spreads

UPS driver UPS Inc.

UPS Inc. said it is taking steps to protect its employees from contracting the COVID-19 virus and that it reached an agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters concerning paid-leave guidelines for unionized workers who are affected by it.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 23, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx’s Fred Smith: It’s Unlikely Company Will Need Federal Help

FedEx CEO Fred Smith FedEx CEO Fred Smith on CBS' "Face the Nation" on March 22. (Face the Nation via YouTube)

FedEx Corp. CEO Fred Smith said during a television appearance that he doesn’t expect his company to seek assistance from the federal government to survive the economic downturn being caused by the spread of COVID-19.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 22, 2020
Business, Safety, Top 100

Walmart Plans 150,000 New Hires, Virus Testing Sites

Walmart headquarters Walmart says it is ready to begin virus tests in the Chicago area, primarily for health care workers and first responders. (Wochit News via YouTube)

Walmart Inc. is hiring 150,000 temporary workers and readying its parking lots for coronavirus tests as the world’s largest retailer girds itself to deal with the unprecedented challenges of the fast-spreading outbreak.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
March 21, 2020
Business, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Backs Away From Possible Sale, Spinoffs of Units

XPO XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. said the current economic environment has compelled it to step back from earlier plans to explore the sale or spinoff of some of its assets.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2020
Government, Business, Top 100

FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings; Leadership Cites Impact of Coronavirus

FedEx truck John Sommers II for Transport Topics

FedEx announced March 17 that year-over-year quarterly net income for its fiscal third quarter fell 57% to $315 million, compared with $739 million in the same period a year ago. But Q3 revenue rose 3% to $17.5 billion from $17 billion a year ago.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 17, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100

CRST Buys New Jersey-Based Final-Mile Logistics Company NAL Group

CRST trucks CRST trucks parked outside the headquarters of CRST Van Expedited in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Ryan J. Foley/Associated Press)

CRST International on March 2 announced it had acquired final-mile specialist NAL Group. Financial terms of the agreement were not made public.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Top 100

FedEx to Add 42 Electric Charging Stations in California

FedEx Chanje vehicle Ryder System Inc.

FedEx Corp. plans to electrify 42 FedEx stations in California, in the next phase of its electric vehicle rollout — calling it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet to date.

February 28, 2020
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Coronavirus Cuts Prompt DSV Panalpina to Open Cargo Flights Between Alabama, China

DSV Carsten Snejbjerg/Bloomberg News

Danish company DSV Panalpina is opening a route between Alabama and China in response to shipping cutbacks over the coronavirus.

Leada Gore | al.com
February 24, 2020

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