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    Officials hope to conduct 70K inspections for Roadcheck 2022

    The event will focus on wheel end components and provide an opportunity for executives to highlight proactive safety practices.

    By May 16, 2022
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    Werner limits used truck, trailer sales with OEM pipeline clogged

    Procurement hurdles will test Werner's efforts to keep its equipment age down, a key focus area for the company.

    By May 12, 2022
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    The Transport Dive Outlook on 2022

    How are the biggest U.S. fleets planning to handle the hot market? What's in store for M&A? What trends should executives be tracking this year? Experts weigh in on what 2022 holds for the trucking industry.

    By Transport Dive staff
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    PACCAR limits truck orders to avoid supply chain uncertainties

    The truck manufacturer is being careful not to stretch out its backlog as future parts availability and costs remain unknown.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Speed limiters are back: FMCSA requests comments in new notice

    The notice lists a dozen questions, including ones about typical device use and skills required to operate them. Responses will be accepted for 30 days.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Old Dominion says equipment delays are limiting growth

    The wait for new trucks has pushed the LTL carrier to delay the replacement of aging equipments, but executives expect relief later this year.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Heartland Express expects tight capacity to continue, even as freight demand cools

    "We expect volatile freight demand throughout 2022," CEO Mike Gerdin told investors.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Landstar expects trailer fleet growth in tight market will come at 'a premium'

    The company hopes to order a few more trailers at the end of this year, despite expected price inflation as much as 30%.

    By April 21, 2022
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    Symbio awarded $2M to develop hydrogen fuel cell truck

    The Class 8 truck will run on a 400-mile route between California's Inland Empire and the Northern San Joaquin Valley beginning in 2023. 

    By April 14, 2022
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    McDonald's Canada to test Volvo electric truck for restaurant delivery

    The company plans to transition its fleet to lower-emission vehicles "where feasible" to service its more than 1,400 restaurants.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Inside PepsiCo's strategy for fleet electrification

    For the food and beverage giant, executive buy-in is a crucial part of scaling for the future.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 4, 2022
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    Why we need the STEER Act to help trucking companies cut emissions

    Combating climate change calls for near-term solutions. Stakeholders should be discussing what we can do for truck owners today, writes Jim Monkmeyer, president of transportation at DHL Supply Chain.

    By Jim Monkmeyer • March 30, 2022
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    TRAC Intermodal will use US-produced chassis to grow fleet

    The move will help boost supply as limited chassis availability remains a bottleneck for carriers.

    By March 22, 2022
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    Autonomous trucks could impact up to 94% of long-haul hours: study

    While many worry the tech will eliminate millions of jobs in the future, researchers estimate it's closer to "a few hundred thousand."

    By March 21, 2022
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    'There is no equipment cycle' as OEM supply chain struggles persist

    Fleets big and small are rethinking their expenditure strategies as they race to keep up with the hot rate environment.

    By March 9, 2022
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    White House ends Russian oil, energy imports into US

    Diesel had already hit new highs, jumping more than 74 cents a gallon in the last week, before the newest sanctions.

    By March 8, 2022
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    White House accelerates plans for zero-emission trucks

    The Biden administration announced new grant funding for OEMs and a proposed rule to dramatically curb NOx emissions by 2031.

    By March 7, 2022
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    Ukraine crisis pushes oil prices over $100 as trucking braces for impact

    The recent surge has drivers asking how to attach fuel surcharges to their per-mile rates, OOIDA said. 

    By March 2, 2022
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    Cummins buys Meritor for $3.7B as it eyes electric future

    The move by two of the biggest OEM suppliers signals the trucking industry is preparing for zero-emission technology to replace diesel engines.

    By Feb. 23, 2022
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    Smaller fleets are key in CH Robinson, Waymo AV test plans

    The conversation around autonomous vehicles centers on the nation's largest fleets. This partnership aims to change that.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 16, 2022
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    What being in the 'messy middle' of EV adoption means for trucking

    Fleets can determine their paths to electrification by considering what equipment is available or in development.

    By Feb. 15, 2022
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    Knight-Swift launches program to operate its first Embark AV

    Driver feedback is an integral part of the companies' Truck Transfer Program and will help define tools and procedures for using the technology.

    By Feb. 9, 2022
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    TuSimple, Union Pacific forgo safety driver in new partnership

    The autonomous tech company aims to be a carrier for retailers looking for extra capacity. "It allows them to scale up or down," the CFO said.

    By Feb. 8, 2022
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    Electric truck deployments could jump tenfold as interest surges, study says

    The adoption of zero-emissions trucks is not evenly represented nationwide, as 24 states don't yet have them.

    By Feb. 7, 2022
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    Power-only helps push Schneider's logistics arm to new heights

    For the first time in company history, logistics finished the quarter as the segment with the highest revenue, officials said.

    By S.L. Fuller • Feb. 3, 2022
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    JB Hunt goes shopping for furniture with $87M acquisition

    The carrier is set to acquire Zenith Freight Lines' assets and has agreed to continue servicing the seller.

    By Jan. 31, 2022