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Spartan Motors Receives Large Step Van Order

Spartan Motors has received an order for 2,237 Utilimaster step vans from a leading North American online e-commerce and fulfillment company, the Charlotte, Mich.-based upfitter announced.

Cummins Launches Online Store for U.S. Customers

Cummins has launched an online store for customers in the U.S. at www.shopcummins.com, offering more than 200 of the company’s products, from filters and batteries to coolants and engine oils.

Logistics Costs Climb as Supply-Chain Capacity Tightens

With much thanks to the booming economy, logistics costs incurred by U.S. businesses jumped 11.4% last year, reaching $1.64 trillion– or 8% of the $20.5 trillion gross domestic product of the entire United States in 2018.

Amazon Wants Employees to Open Package Delivery Businesses

Amazon announced it will take an active role in helping interested employees launch their own package delivery businesses, expanding its Delivery Service Partner program with some additional incentives to help those employees make the transition.

When Economic Data Isn’t What It Appears to Be

The first few months of 2019 showed many inconsistencies in economic data, varying wildly from month to month. Is our economy really this inconsistent or is there another reason for the variation?

NACFE Report Outlines Benefits of Regional Haul Routes

A switch to more regional haul routes, combined with a slate of new and emerging technologies, could transform the trucking industry on multiple fronts, says a new report from the North America Council for Freight Efficiency.