ATLANTA _ UPS plans to deploy 50 electric delivery trucks as part of its fleet of brown vehicles, a move it expects could give a boost to adoption of electric vehicles across the industry. UPS in its Thursday announcement said the trucks – which it is partnering with electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse Group Inc. to
Feb. 22–The Dayton Auto Show opens at noon today at the Dayton Convention Center amid an American auto industry that remains quite healthy, although past its recent peak. U.S. auto companies are on track to sell about 16.7 million vehicles this year, a strong number, but down from 17.1 million sold in 2017, which in
Feb. 22–UPS plans to deploy 50 electric delivery trucks as part of its fleet of brown vehicles, a move it expects could give a boost to adoption of electric vehicles across the industry. Sandy Springs-based UPS in its Thursday announcement said the trucks — which it is partnering with electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse Group Inc.
Feb. 22–GLENVILLE — As young boys, Cody and Tanner Kalvig clearly remember going to Double K Express, their father and grandfather’s trucking company. As men, the duo operate the business under a new name, Double K Diesel. The Kalvig brothers purchased the business after the unexpected death of their father, Mike Kalvig, in 2016. Cody
Amazon has unleashed an e-commerce tsunami that has caused waves of disruption in the retail industry. As a commercial vendor engaged in B2B sales, you may think you’re not affected by Amazon. After all, you sell widgets, not books. Think again. Amazon has established a new mindset among shoppers. Yes, these are retail shoppers, not
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Feb. 21–A tow truck monopoly resorted to violence, intimidation and property damage to chase off competitors — even going as far as striking their rivals’ vehicles with a crane, prosecutors said Wednesday. Daniel Steininger, 44, used a variety of illegal tactics to dominate the towing business citywide for nearly two-and-a-half years, according to indictments filed
Feb. 21–Covenant Transport Services has hired a former executive at Amazon and rival U.S. Xpress Enterprises to serve in the newly created position of chief transformation officer. Ryan Rogers, a 19-year veteran of the logistics industry, will head up Covenant’s merger and acquisition programs, innovation and technology and strategic planning at the Chattanooga-based trucking giant.
Feb. 21–LIMA — The truck driving profession is on the top 10 list for CareerCast’s 2018 Toughest jobs to Fill report, which CareerCast Online Content Editor Kyle Kensing believes that is the result of the recession and skills gap. In the report, CareerCast lists a truck drivers’s annual median salary as $41,340 and has a
Feb. 19–PLAINFIELD — A Pennsylvania-based truck building company is the latest firm to invest its expansion efforts in Plainfield. The state Bond Commission on Friday approved a $4 million loan to Morgan Truck Body LLC, which builds dry freight and refrigerated truck bodies for companies throughout the country. The company plans to construct a $19