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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
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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
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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
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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
  • JB Hunt to grow intermodal fleet more than 40% in partnership with BNSF

    The companies have begun collaborating on how to optimize flows and manage capacity using properties near key facilities in Southern California and Chicago.

    By March 18, 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 Jim Stinson • Feb. 23, 2022
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    Old bottleneck regions are back with a vengeance

    Truck traffic slowed by 11% in the past year, according to the American Transportation Research Insitute. Federal infrastructure funding could help.

    By Jim Stinson • Feb. 11, 2022
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    The 2022 infrastructure outlook hinges on federal funding

    The construction industry is poised to heat up, but experts say it depends on the effectiveness of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

    By Sebastian Obando • Feb. 2, 2022
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    Truck stops, governments take on parking in 2022 and beyond

    Love's Travel Stops is adding 3,000 parking spots this year. And technology is in the works to help drivers find spots along a major U.S. interstate.

    By Jan. 31, 2022
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    $26.5B from federal infrastructure package targets bridge projects

    The Bridge Formula Program, announced last week, is expected to help improve 15,000 highway bridges nationwide.

    By Julie Strupp • Jan. 18, 2022
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    The top trucking news of 2021

    Another year of the pandemic; another year of fleets rising to the challenge.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Dec. 27, 2021
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    The White House has a plan to boost truck driver recruitment. Here's what 8 stakeholders say about it.

    While generally optimistic, reactions to the Biden administration's outline have been mixed.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Dec. 17, 2021
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    8 industry reactions: How the infrastructure deal could change supply chains

    President Joe Biden's signature paves the way for $100 billion in funding for roads and bridges. Here’s what trade associations are saying.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Biden signs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

    Along with repairing roads and bridges, the funding is likely to increase demand for flatbed services, while possibly upping competition for labor.

    By S.L. Fuller • Updated Nov. 15, 2021
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    The transition to 24/7 supply chains, and the pursuit of long-term solutions

    Labor and equipment shortages are acute, but many industry stakeholders say the problems that led us here are nothing new.

    Updated March 21, 2022