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    The top trucking trends of 2022

    Driver recruitment, economic concerns, investments in equipment and EVs were top of mind over the past year

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    Cost-cutting, regulatory roadblocks: Trucking’s top stories in 2022

    The past 12 months saw conditions normalize while firms dealt with problems from overstaffing to cost escalation.

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    Trucking groups say EPA’s tougher nitrogen oxide rules will spur challenges

    The standards for 2027 could prompt some drivers to avoid upgrading their trucks due to high costs.

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    TuSimple will cut 25% of workforce, scale back freight lanes

    The layoffs, part of a restructuring plan, cap a year of turmoil for the autonomous trucking startup.

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    Trucking M&A raged on in 2022 as economy worsened

    Many firms brought in record revenues and scaled their operations — but with differing motives.

  • Trucks park at the Flying J Truck Stop near the interchange of Interstates 70, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 30 on October 14, 2021 in Breezewood, Pennsylvania.
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    House bill would improve restroom access for truck drivers

    The proposed law would require retailers, warehouses and other businesses to allow drivers to use facilities available to customers or employees.

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    GXO to close Wisconsin warehouse in February

    The XPO-spin off will cease operations at the facility and lay off over 100 workers.

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    Smaller carriers more likely to face hardships, CEOs say

    November saw higher-than-usual exits from the marketplace, according to an FTR analysis.

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    Meijer deploys all-electric trucks with eye on cold weather performance

    The retailer says the trucks will operate within a 200-mile radius of its home charging site in Michigan.

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    Trucking tech hit major milestones in 2022

    Companies achieved new feats in hydrogen fueling and autonomous trucks, part of a slew of innovation transforming the industry.

  • President Joe Biden holds a news conference at the White House to tout employment gains from the Trucking Action Plan.
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    Filling the Driver's Seat

    Meet the federal contractor helping carriers put apprentices behind the wheel

    Fastport, a Labor Department intermediary, celebrated a major milestone this year: its 20,000th apprentice.

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    Volvo recalls certain trucks over air tank detachment concerns

    Certain 2022–2023 VNL trucks may have excessively tightened fasteners that are broken, potentially creating road hazards, according to a recall notice.

  • Trucks are parked in a line. The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed carriers, shippers and drivers to its Research Advisory Committee for 2023-2024.
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    Yellow, Coca-Cola and C.H. Robinson execs among 34 members named to ATRI advisory body

    The trucking experts will help the group prioritize the industry’s top research needs.

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    Love’s expands loyalty program to alternative fueling stations

    Customers can now earn points when they purchase compressed natural gas (CNG) at Love’s-owned Trillium stations.

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    Ryder grows Chicago area capacity with new distribution center

    The nearly 550,000 square-foot facility will feature 54 cross-dock positions, 162 trailer stalls and target shippers of consumer packaged goods.

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    Old Dominion Freight Line to increase rates next month

    The LTL carrier announced a 4.9% increase, effective Jan. 3.

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    Volvo tech startup to pilot autonomous loads on Uber Freight platform

    The pair seek to transform empty miles and address other challenges for trucking in a new initiative. 

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    Ryder expands board of directors to 12 with new appointment

    A former CEO of a silicon carbide technology and production company is among those joining the logistics company’s audit and governance committees.

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    ContainerPort Group owner acquires Pacific Northwest 3PL

    Parent company World Group has purchased Pacific Cascade, which operates a 50-truck fleet out of Sumner, Washington.

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    ArcBest CFO to retire

    David Cobb will step down next October. The logistics company has begun the search for a successor.

  • A Battle Motors truck on display at WASTECON in December 2022.
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    EV waste trucks face a ‘cutthroat business’

    The CEO of Battle Motors talked risks and what’s next for rapidly evolving fleet technologies at a recent industry conference.

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    Strategic LTL pricing requires relationships built on trust

    The industry should end punitive pricing practices and create an environment where shippers and carriers share information, writes columnist Lanny Fleming.

  • CH Robinson settles crash lawsuit after Supreme Court denies review

    The case raised questions over who is accountable when a truck driver, contracted by a broker, is involved in a collision.

  • Construction workers build the “Signature Bridge,” replacing and improving a busy highway intersection at I-95 and I-395 on March 17, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
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    Shailen Bhatt confirmed by Senate to lead FHWA

    The former state transportation executive will be tasked with doling out more than $350 billion from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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    OOIDA supports Senate bill to fund more truck parking

    The shortage has worsened in recent years to just one parking spot for every 11 trucks, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says.