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    Averitt Express opens Dallas distribution center, as LTL fleets move closer to consumers

    The center will be Averitt's largest for distribution, at 400,000 square feet. 

    By June 1, 2021
  • What a truck-specific VMT tax would mean for the industry

    Trucking associations blasted a tax proposal from Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and raised concerns about the effects on small fleets.

    By June 1, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    More frequent, severe wildfires threaten California's growing logistics network

    Fires can clog and cut off freight arteries, creating choke points for inventory traveling via truck and rail.

    By Deborah Abrams Kaplan • June 1, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    As storms become more frequent and volatile, some ports plan for the risk ā€” but most do not

    The interconnectedness of ports leave assets such as warehouses, trucking networks and railroads vulnerable to disruptions from climate change and rising sea levels.

    By Matt Leonard • June 1, 2021
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    How supply chains contend with severe weather and climate disasters

    As the climate changes, the threat to logistics networks evolves. So must the industry.

    June 1, 2021
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    4 types of billion-dollar weather events tested supply chains in 2020

    The combination of a record year for natural disasters and the pandemic magnified disruptions to shippers, carriers and everyone in between.

    By Shefali Kapadia , June 1, 2021
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    Opinion

    Logistics firms can make a dent in climate change. I know from experience.

    The last year has shown that supply chains are amazingly resilient, but even resilience has its limits, writes Kathy Fulton, executive director of the American Logistics Aid Network.

    By Kathy Fulton • June 1, 2021
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    How trucking firms prepare drivers for severe weather

    Communication is crucial, as just one storm can cause nationwide havoc in freight movement.

    By June 1, 2021
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    California coalition aims to make hydrogen cost-competitive by 2030

    A team of international partners plans to establish North America's first hydrogen hub in Los Angeles.

    By Emma Penrod • May 21, 2021
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    5 of the largest infrastructure earmark requests

    Representatives called for more funding for transportation than any other type of project.

    By Zachary Phillips • May 19, 2021
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    A fractured bridge, a closed pipeline and the fragile backbone of the nation's supply chain

    Two events have underscored the importance of the infrastructure that moves goods around the world.

    By Matt Leonard • May 18, 2021
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    5 infrastructure projects on lawmakers' wish lists

    Politicians push for projects that would improve their districts, despite a lack of consensus on funding.

    By Zachary Phillips • May 11, 2021
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    Nikola scales production, fueling stations as it books deal for 100 EVs

    For one battery-electric truck customer, the sale hinges on government subsidies, which the OEM's CFO said it is helping the fleet secure.

    By May 10, 2021
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    Opinion

    Biden's plan pushes the limits of the definition of infrastructure

    A sweeping bill may be too overreaching to make it through Congress, the author writes.

    By Eric R. Byer • May 7, 2021
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    With a Texas infrastructure project on hold, fleets turn to old tactics to skirt congestion

    The state DOT paused a project to widen a stretch of I-45 as it reviews the impact on communities.

    By May 3, 2021
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    DOT's Buttigieg: Climate, infrastructure go hand in hand

    The secretary said the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan would reinforce transportation networks to better withstand extreme weather.

    By Kim Slowey • April 21, 2021
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    EV charging setup would cost Schneider, NFI more than 10 times annual fuel savings: study

    The Environmental Defense Fund called charging infrastructure "the greatest challenge of electrifying heavy-duty trucks."

    By April 5, 2021
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    Industry groups say Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan goes too far, and not far enough

    The American Trucking Associations voiced opposition to President Joe Biden's funding proposal, saying it is neither "politically tenable nor a reliable long-term solution to the shortfall facing the Highway Trust Fund."

    By Joe Bousquin , April 1, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Congested West Coast ports bring the heat to TL spot rates

    Delayed off the coast of the Golden State are a mix of consumer and industrial needs that are likely to keep capacity tight and truckers busy.

    By March 31, 2021
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    What's the biggest role for hydrogen in a clean energy economy? It depends who you ask

    To one executive, vehicles represent the "biggest up and coming use" for hydrogen, especially for applications such as long-haul trucking, where downtime for recharging creates costly inefficiencies.

    By Emma Penrod , March 30, 2021
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    AJR Trucking builds RNG station after saving 2K metric tons of emissions

    Fleets using renewable natural gas can reduce greenhouse gases without the hurdles of fueling or charging infrastructure.

    By March 30, 2021
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    Infrastructure bill should include support for electric trucks, coalition says

    The CHARGE Coalition said the medium- and heavy-duty sectors should receive significant incentives to electrify fleets.

    By Chris Teale • March 29, 2021
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    ATRI: A VMT tax faces hurdles to fund infrastructure

    The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association wrote a letter to the Senate, blasting the fee, not long before ATRI released its report.

    By March 25, 2021
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    Congestion fell nearly 50% across major US cities: Inrix

    Drivers saved over 3.4 billion hours, valued at $51 billion in time saved. But New York, Philadelphia and Chicago topped the list with the most time lost due to congestion. 

    By Cailin Crowe • March 12, 2021
  • Buttigieg says infrastructure faces a 'once-in-a-lifetime moment'

    The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the U.S. an overall C-minus for the condition of its infrastructure and identified a $2.59 trillion spending gap.

    By Joe Bousquin • March 8, 2021