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

    Dry van rates are falling faster in January 2023 compared to previous years.

    Updated Feb. 2, 2023
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    FMCSA seeks input on AV safety documentation

    The agency is weighing whether further federal rules are warranted as the Department of Transportation pushes to reduce vehicle-related fatalities.

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    Old Dominion CEO to retire

    Kevin “Marty” Freeman will succeed Greg Gantt as the LTL carrier's next president and chief executive.

  • Trucks haul shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles.
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    California trucking groups ask ports for single appointments system

    A unified platform would lower costs and boost efficiency for drayage providers and container terminals, trucking associations in the state said.

  • A large group of owner-operator truck drivers near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stage a protest against California's AB5 labor law.
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    Labor woes expected to persist for trucking fleets in 2023

    Industry leaders weigh how to address an aging workforce as labor laws threaten the owner-operator model.

  • Swift freight is hauled southbound on I-95 in Virginia in January 2023.
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    LTL is Knight-Swift’s top M&A priority, CEO says

    “We remain very interested and, I would say, very active in the M&A world,” the executive told investors.

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    Estes Express Lines president shares plans for trucking company’s future

    Webb Estes, the family's fourth generation of leadership, outlined his approach in an interview with Transport Dive.

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    Muted peak season hits Knight-Swift’s Q4 earnings

    Subdued spot opportunities and decreased freight demand contributed to losses, particularly in the truckload segment.

  • Elon Musk told Tesla employees that he is considering taking the electric car company private, claiming that it may be the best path forward for the company. Shares of Tesla rose over 10 percent after
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    Tesla plans its first high-volume semi-truck factory

    The news comes after the EV maker delivered an order of semis to Pepsi in December.

  • Women In Trucking conference attendees visit with a Truckers Against Trafficking's trailer at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
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    Uber Freight, other carriers train drivers to spot signs of human trafficking

    Fleets are continuing their work with Truckers Against Trafficking, which has now trained over 1.5 million drivers.

  • A Bob's Discount Furniture truck drives on a road.
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    Filling the Driver's Seat

    With drivers scarce, Bob’s Discount Furniture focused on retention

    The furniture retailer's pandemic-era playbook might offer a solution for other companies as demand ebbs.

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    RE Garrison Trucking grows produce industry services through new acquisition

    Boaty’s Transport founder Michael Boatwright is retiring as part of a transition that will keep the brand intact.

  • A Women In Trucking Association conference attendee sits in the cab of a UPS tractor.
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    OEMs poised for improvement in 2023

    Supply chain disruptions are becoming less severe, but Volvo Trucks North America and analysts still note continuing risks.

  • People look on as a tow truck pulls a car out of a flooded intersection on January 04, 2023 in Mill Valley, California.
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    DOT provides $29.4M to repair California roads damaged by floods

    The money will support efforts by the state transportation department and four federal agencies to fix highways, bridges and other infrastructure.

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    Lag times, labor shortfalls and leasing: What’s affecting waste fleet management in 2023

    Some supply chain snags that made it harder to procure trucks and parts could ease, but skilled maintenance workers are still in high demand.

  • A large Yellow Corp. recruitment sign on the fence of a company truck terminal in Illinois in 2005 reads "Drivers, join the Yellow team. Apply at www.myyellow.com/jobs.""
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    Yellow reached goal of 1,000 driving academy graduates in 2022

    The carrier’s workforce strategy is built on its privately operated academies, which are located in more than a dozen states.

  • Overhead view of J.B. Hunt trucks at industrial facility
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    JB Hunt pays nearly $9M in appreciation bonuses

    The payout marks the second consecutive year drivers, maintenance technicians and full-time hourly employees will get extra cash.

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    US Xpress names new president of dedicated

    Julie Van de Kamp takes on the role, continuing a more than 15-year tenure with the carrier.

  • JB Hunt forecasts intermodal rebound in 2023

    Intermodal President Darren Field told investors that “appropriately cautious” shippers want the carrier and its rail partner BNSF to prove they can achieve their service and velocity goals.

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    Tracker

    Trucking conferences to watch in 2023

    Trucking professionals have a host of conference options to choose from this year.

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    RoadOne expands Southwest presence with new acquisition

    The purchase of Texas-based The Transporter Inc. is one of several M&A deals the company has closed since 2021 as it continues its rapid shopping spree.

  • A trailer is parked at the Estes Express Lines terminal in Fort Worth, Texas.
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    Estes opens 200-door LTL terminal in Texas

    The 200,000-square-foot facility, the largest in the carrier’s network, has a five-bay shop and 15,000 square feet for offices.

  • A portrait shot of Lisa Gonnerman.
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    Bay & Bay brings in new president, touts executive’s safety track record

    Lisa Gonnerman has over 30 years industry experience and is recognized for her safety work at companies such as Ruan.

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    Q&A

    Why Trimble spent $2B on a European logistics firm

    Improved technology and a larger customer base are among the benefits of the deal, experts said.

  • Walmart trucks enter and leave a regional distribution center in Washington, Utah on June 6, 2019.
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    Walmart offers driver training to workers in 400-plus stores, distribution centers

    The internal recruitment program is expanding from two training center locations to seven.