Infrastructure


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    Saia opens 3 LTL terminals in Kansas

    The carrier has opened five terminals in Q3 alone, with up to five more expected by the end of the year.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • In an aerial view, shipping containers sit on truck transport chassis in a rail yard on October 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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    Flashback: The US chassis crisis

    At ports around the country, equipment issues continue to snarl operations.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Port of LA receives $20M to improve truck access

    A grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help clear a major bottleneck at the nation’s busiest port, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    Trucking braces for enforcement of California labor, climate laws

    Drayage carriers face significant hurdles to comply with AB5 and upcoming emissions rules, Harbor Trucking Association CEO Matt Schrap said.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Kodiak, Pilot plan ‘autonomous truckport’ in Atlanta

    In a new partnership, the two firms will test retrofits of service stations to support AVs.

    By Aug. 24, 2022
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    Heartland Express buys TFI truckload assets in $525M deal

    The deal would make Heartland the eighth largest truckload carrier in the business, while helping TFI focus on LTL.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    Covenant Logistics sells California terminal for $44M

    The company will sell the facility to an unnamed buyer after an earlier deal fell through.

    By Aug. 22, 2022
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    Beyond Meat adds Einride trucks with plans to scale EV fleet

    The first phase of the partnership will include five e-trucks and charging infrastructure to support them.

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    Pennsylvania readies for electronic preclearance system

    A new policy will allow third parties to operate electronic weigh station inspections. 

    By Aug. 18, 2022
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    XPO Logistics seeks new terminals despite volume slowdown

    The LTL carrier is exploring additional facility sites in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Houston, Kansas City and Philadelphia.

    By Aug. 16, 2022
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    Saia plans spending spree to grow terminal network

    The LTL carrier expects to reach $500 million in capital expenses by the end of the year.

    By Aug. 15, 2022
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    Old Dominion network expansion stays on course despite cooling LTL demand

    The carrier expects to open multiple new facilities during the second half of this year.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
  • J.B. Hunt shipping containers are stacked on BNSF trains
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    JB Hunt, BNSF partner on Tacoma intermodal service

    The intermodal facility will be able to accommodate more than 50,000 container lifts a year, the railroad said.

    By Aug. 1, 2022
  • A Volvo VNR Electric charges at the high-powered chargers available to fleets at TEC Equipment, Fontana.
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    Volvo plans electric truck charging corridor in California

    The corridor stretches more than 400 miles and will help companies power their electric fleets mid-route.

    By July 25, 2022
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    Nowhere to go: E-commerce boom compounds truck parking challenges

    For every one parking space in the U.S., there are 11 truck drivers. Will the real estate industry's increased interest in parking ease the crunch?

    By May 25, 2022
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    Old Dominion could exceed $300M network expansion budget as costs rise

    The LTL carrier's CEO cited heightened real estate and materials prices as contributing factors.

    By May 23, 2022
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    States band together to push for nationwide fleet electrification

    A coalition of nearly 20 states has drafted a plan to advance truck electrification efforts. Now, they seek public comments by May 9.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Old Dominion adds capacity with service network expansion

    The LTL carrier plans to open eight to 10 more facilities across the country in FY2022.

    By April 5, 2022
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    White House credits apprenticeships, outreach for trucker employment gains

    Domino's, Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, Albertsons and UPS are among more than 100 employers that have launched programs to improve driver retention since December.

    By April 4, 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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    Maersk doubles down on fleet electrification with Volvo EV order

    More than 100 electric trucks are set to be delivered by the end of Q1 2023.

    By March 30, 2022
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    By the numbers: Biden's budget priorities for transportation

    A proposal to spend $3 billion in freight and highway projects is among the president's requests to Congress.

    By March 29, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Why gas tax breaks could 'do little to nothing' to help trucking companies

    Despite temporary relief in some states, truckers worry the International Fuel Tax Agreement will negate any savings.

    By March 28, 2022
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    Maersk to add 300 electric trucks to North America network

    It's the carrier's "largest heavy-duty electric truck deployment to date," according to an announcement.

    By March 25, 2022
  • In an aerial view, shipping containers sit on truck transport chassis in a rail yard on October 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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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