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    Deep Dive

    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. 

    By Jim Stinson • Dec. 22, 2021
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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?

    By S.L. Fuller • Dec. 17, 2021
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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.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
  • Opinion

    The US can be a leader in autonomous trucks — or get left behind

    AVs are coming, and they'll be one arrow in the logistics industry's quiver to combat capacity crises like the one that has mounted over the past 18 months, the author writes.

    By Christopher Thornycroft • Dec. 6, 2021
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    Sysco to electrify 35% of its US private fleet by 2030

    The company already tested the Freightliner eCascadia and will deploy its first group of electric trucks in Riverside, California.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
  • California to ease weight limits for trucks hauling from congested San Pedro Bay ports

    In California, weights are among the most restrictive in the U.S., which creates what one expert called "a wall of inefficiency."

    By Shefali Kapadia • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Fleets turn to eBay, rural shops in a scramble to find parts

    Parts shortages have trucking officials venting everywhere from investor calls to Reddit threads.

    By Jim Stinson • Nov. 15, 2021
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    TuSimple readies autonomous runs to UPS hubs in Florida, North Carolina

    The autonomous truck provider's CEO said "we have some ways to go" to maximize uptime.

    By S.L. Fuller , Jim Stinson • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Cannibals, gaps, bubbles and math: 4 themes from ATA's MCE

    With a national spotlight on supply chains, attendees had plenty to discuss, and we had plenty of takeaways.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Nov. 2, 2021
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    Schneider grows container fleet with the help of a chartered ship

    The carrier added 1,600 intermodal containers in Q3 and expects to add at least another 1,600 in Q4, the CEO said.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 29, 2021
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    Carriers use everything but rubber bands to keep fleets running

    Shortages have led Baylor Trucking to cannibalize its trucks for parts. Some end up looking like "a Mr. Potato Head," one executive said.

    By Jim Stinson • Oct. 26, 2021
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    Driver concerns are trucking's top issues in 2021: ATRI

    Some fleets are laser-focused on retaining their workforce, but pay may not be the only answer to retention.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 24, 2021
  • 24/7 supply chains: Truckers fight intermodal jams, Union Pacific adds hours

    The executive director of the Port of Los Angeles wants to "squeeze every minute" of productivity to move cargo out of port gates and onto truck and rail.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
  • JB Hunt banks on new intermodal equipment to speed supply chains

    Freight moving by truck will be "ripe for conversion to intermodal" when the carrier receives its order of 12,000 containers early next year, executives said.

    By Jim Stinson • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Autonomous or electric? Knight-Swift, PGT Trucking choose both

    Knight-Swift put in a reservation for Embark's AV technology around the same time it ordered a battery-electric T680E from Kenworth.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 18, 2021
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    With ArcBest, TL broker MoLo aims to catch CH Robinson

    There's power in numbers in the crowded freight brokerage marketplace.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Oct. 12, 2021
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    Trucking's green movement isn't void of diesel

    Curbing emissions doesn't have to be all or nothing. Renewable diesel and natural gas can produce a "double-green effect" that cut downs carbon and costs.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 11, 2021
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    Equipment, workforce concerns dominate trucking's Q3

    With such high freight volumes, fleets had to make decisions about how to capitalize in an environment short of trucks, trailers and drivers.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Oct. 11, 2021
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    Home Depot, Loadsmart take aim at empty flatbed miles

    Loadsmart's Flatbed Messenger marketplace matches available flatbed capacity to loads, rather than the reverse.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 4, 2021
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    Mixed-vehicle fleets are uncommon in TL. E-commerce could change that.

    In many instances, what used to be done with a tractor-trailer is now done with straight trucks and light-duty delivery trucks, said a Penske executive.

    By Sept. 28, 2021
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    How fleets with an owner-operator model can go greener

    Trucking companies that rely on purchased transportation get creative to work through sustainability challenges.

    By Sept. 27, 2021
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    FedEx, Aurora expand autonomous trucking pilot in Texas

    The carrier and AV startup are adding a route between Fort Worth and El Paso.

    By S.L. Fuller • Updated May 19, 2022
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    Yellow and Werner agree: Trailers are today's biggest issue in trucking

    "We've got more trailers tied up in these detention situations than I've ever seen," Yellow's CEO said at CSCMP Edge 2021.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Sept. 22, 2021
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    Volvo, Amply Power partner on uptime and cost savings for electric trucks

    Charging and management are among the challenges fleets face, when it comes to EVs.

    By Jim Stinson • Sept. 22, 2021
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    ACT Expo: The winding road to more sustainable trucks

    Experts said zero-emissions vehicles are the future. But transitioning a fleet is easier said than done.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Sept. 20, 2021