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    Trucks, trailers, tonnage: What transport data says about the state of the industry

    Class 8 orders totaled 365,000 in 2021, an indication of strong freight demand but cautious booking from OEMs facing supply chain challenges.

    Updated Jan. 14, 2022
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    The transition to 24/7 supply chains, and the pursuit of long-term solutions

    Labor and equipment shortages are acute, but many industry stakeholders say the problems that led us here are nothing new.

    Updated Jan. 13, 2022
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    Trucking and the vaccine mandate

    Stakeholders urge Supreme Court to act fast on OSHA mandate

    The Biden administration will need at least five justices to decide in its favor — which may prove difficult.

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    Port of Oakland to speed truck turn times with pop-up container yard

    Motor carriers have spent more time waiting in line, due to a surge of imports at West Coast ports.

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    Schneider boosts dedicated service with $263M acquisition

    Midwest Logistics Systems has 1,000 drivers, 900 tractors and 3,600 trailing units. It is now a standalone subsidiary of Schneider.

    Updated Jan. 4, 2022
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    2022: New year, same old transport problems?

    The trucking industry is in an enviable position to dictate rather than react.

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    Tales from the C-suite: COVID-19, squeezed supply chains alter the trucking COO's role

    "Every job has to evolve more tomorrow than it has today, or you won't be in business long," said Garner Trucking COO Tim Chrulski.

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    Column

    Editor's picks: Old Dominion, TFI and other 2021 stories worth revisiting

    This collection of articles was curated for transport executives who want deep insights into some of last year's most interesting topics.

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    The top trucking trends of 2021

    For the transport industry, 2021 may be best described as the year of the shortage. But trucking firms are creative problem-solvers.

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    The top trucking news of 2021

    Another year of the pandemic; another year of fleets rising to the challenge.

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    Trucks haul wreaths across America, in photos

    A total of 390 carriers delivered 525 truckloads of wreaths to cemeteries nationwide, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day on Dec. 17.

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    Analysts bet on an active transport M&A year in 2021. They were right.

    UPS sold its freight segment, while Knight-Swift got into the LTL game with a $1.35 billion acquisition.

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    The White House has a plan to boost truck driver recruitment. Here's what 8 stakeholders say about it.

    While generally optimistic, reactions to the Biden administration's outline have been mixed.

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    Lofty used truck prices forge a divide between large sellers and small buyers

    Prices for used trucks, at times exceeding new Class 8 prices, test the financials of owner-operators and small fleets. 

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    What trucking CEOs say about the vaccine mandate

    The future of the Biden administration's employer mandate for COVID-19 vaccines and regular testing is uncertain, so fleets are planning for multiple scenarios.

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    A look at trucking, by the numbers

    Rates and ratios literally went off the charts in 2021.

  • Meera Joshi to step down from FMCSA as leadership vacancy persists

    Joshi has been in the Senate confirmation process for months to become FMCSA administrator, a position that's been vacant since Ray Martinez stepped down from the post in October 2019.

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    OSHA vaccine mandate is back on for now as appeals court dissolves stay

    OSHA plans to resume implementing its rule but delay enforcement, the agency said following the court's decision.

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    Central Freight Lines closure raises questions about trucking boom

    An LTL expert said Central Freight Lines is an anomaly in a hot market, while a TL expert is not so sure.

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    Trucking's invisible port woes

    With all eyes on trucking and drayage these days, does the general public truly understand what they're seeing?

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    How fleets recruited truck drivers in 2021's tight labor market

    Whether a trucking firm was looking for a company driver or an independent contractor, it faced major competition in the race for talent.

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    Component shortages hit EVs as Class 8 orders plummet

    While a traditional truck needs up to 500 semiconductors, an electric one could require up to 5,000.

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    M&A boom will surge into 2022: KPMG

    Companies are using acquisitions to alter business models or portfolios, and fleets are no exception.

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    Businesses plan 3.9% wage boost in 2022, highest rate since 2008

    New hires have enjoyed especially rapid wage growth, one expert said. Experienced workers may feel undervalued and find higher pay elsewhere.

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    Sysco acquires distributor The Coastal Companies and its fleet assets in M&A spree

    Sysco has grown its business via acquisition throughout the year, with the purchase of Greco and Sons in May and Paragon Foods in October.