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Black Horse Carriers Joins Penske’s Electric Vehicle Program

Penske Truck Leasing [Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Penske Truck Leasing announced that dedicated fleet services company Black Horse Carriers has joined its electric vehicle program. Penske and Daimler have worked together to put more electric trucks on the road, and the Freightliner eCascadia is a fully battery-electric Class 8 …

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Ascent Global Logistics Announces Formation of New Board of Directors

BELLEVILLE, Mich., Aug. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ascent Global Logistics, Inc. (“Ascent” or the “company”) has announced the formation of a new Board of Directors, which now includes independent directors Cordia Harrington, founder and CEO of The Bakery Cos., and Jim Van Leenan, former CEO of Flash Global Logistics and USPack Logistics.  Additionally, Christopher L. Doerr has moved from the Roadrunner Transportation …

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Redwood Logistics Names Mike Reed Chief Product Officer

Redwood Logistics today announced the addition of Mike Reed as Chief Product Officer. Reed joins the Redwood executive team to drive advances in the company’s services, technology solutions, and partner commercialization strategy. His resume comprises 15 years of logistics experience, including his most recently held roles with Project44 as Chief Strategy Officer and at Echo …

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Trucking Fares Better Than Overall Economy, Experts Say

Getty Images [Ensure you have all the info you need in these unprecedented times. Subscribe now.] The trucking and freight economy appears to be doing better than the overall U.S. economy as fleets adjust to contend with supply chain changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the jobs report, …

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Trans-Pacific ‘going crazy’ as demand defies pandemic pessimists

Article written by Greg Miller Rates now top $3,000 per 40-footer — and they’re still rising  Shippers race to bring cargo into California (Photo: Port of Los Angeles) China-U.S. West Coast container rates continue their astonishing climb. Not because of too little vessel supply, but because of too much import demand. U.S. import demand that …

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J.B. Hunt gets dibs on trying out Freightliner electric eCascadia

Article written by Alan Adler Daimler’s Customer Experience Fleet aims to amp interest in electric trucks  J.B. Hunt Transport completed its first delivery with a Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 electric truck. (Photo: J.B. Hunt Transport) J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. is running drayage from the Port of Los Angeles in a Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric truck. The …

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J.B. Hunt tests all-electric big truck for deliveries

Article written by Nathan Owens J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. recently made a delivery using an all-electric, heavy truck as part of its sustainability efforts. The delivery was the start of a three-month testing phase for J.B. Hunt, with plans to use the rechargeable 8-class truck for daily operations in Los Angeles. Subsidiary J.B. Hunt …

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Schneider National’s second-quarter report reflects impact of COVID-19; company looks forward to recovery in second half of 2020

Schneider National Inc. released it’s second-quarter report in late July, reporting revenue drops due to the impact of COVID-19. (Courtesy: Schneider National) GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Schneider National Inc. released results for the second quarter of 2020 in late July, reporting drops in both operating revenue and income compared to 2019. The company’s operating revenues for April-June …

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