A version of this package of stories originally ran in a special edition of the Transport Dive newsletter on Dec. 27. Sign up here to receive the daily newsletter in your inbox every weekday.
Another year of the pandemic; another year of fleets rising to the challenge.
For the trucking industry, 2021 was about more than just hauling freight. Deals got done, new companies rose, public officials passed infrastructure spending bills, and a new administration took over the Department of Transportation.
There have been plenty of trucking headlines this year, as the supply chain was thrust into the spotlight. But ongoing pandemic challenges have been the big story running in the background.
Those challenges, and the accompanying consumer demand, have kept spot rates elevated and capacity tight, while creating a historic bottleneck at the San Pedro Bay ports in California.
Take a look at the collection of stories below to reflect on some of the most important news from 2021.