Operations


  • A FedEx Freight truck is stationed at a dock door.
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    FedEx Freight plans more furloughs

    The company will offer some employees permanent transfers to other markets where it has hiring needs.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Marten profits bolstered by gains in brokerage, dedicated

    The two segments helped the carrier’s growth in Q4 as TL and intermodal profits shrank.

    By Feb. 6, 2023
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    Trendline

    Driver retention

    Keeping the driver’s seat occupied is critical to transport companies’ operations. Many have launched efforts to not only improve hiring but better retain the drivers they have.

    By Transport Dive staff
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    Schneider hires retired LTL executive as board chair

    James Welch, former CEO of what is now Yellow, replaced Adam Godfrey in the role on Jan. 30.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    CH Robinson confirms more layoffs likely

    The logistics company said headcount reductions and technology investments are expected to generate more than $150 million in savings.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
  • An Old Dominion Freight Line truck pulls two trailers
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    Old Dominion expects freight demand rebound in Q2

    The LTL giant’s forecast is based on customers’ need to replenish inventories and growing retail demand, outgoing CEO Greg Gantt said during a Q4 earnings call.

    By Feb. 2, 2023
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    Old Dominion CEO to retire

    Kevin “Marty” Freeman will succeed Greg Gantt as the LTL carrier's next president and chief executive.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • Trucks haul shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles.
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    California trucking groups ask ports for single appointments system

    A unified platform would lower costs and boost efficiency for drayage providers and container terminals, trucking associations in the state said.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • Swift freight is hauled southbound on I-95 in Virginia in January 2023.
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    LTL is Knight-Swift’s top M&A priority, CEO says

    “We remain very interested and, I would say, very active in the M&A world,” the executive told investors.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • A large group of owner-operator truck drivers near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stage a protest against California's AB5 labor law.
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    Labor woes expected to persist for trucking fleets in 2023

    Industry leaders weigh how to address an aging workforce as labor laws threaten the owner-operator model.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • Women In Trucking conference attendees visit with a Truckers Against Trafficking's trailer at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
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    Uber Freight, other carriers train drivers to spot signs of human trafficking

    Fleets are continuing their work with Truckers Against Trafficking, which has now trained over 1.5 million drivers.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Estes Express Lines president shares plans for trucking company’s future

    Webb Estes, the family's fourth generation of leadership, outlined his approach in an interview with Transport Dive.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
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    Muted peak season hits Knight-Swift’s Q4 earnings

    Subdued spot opportunities and decreased freight demand contributed to losses, particularly in the truckload segment.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
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    RE Garrison Trucking grows produce industry services through new acquisition

    Boaty’s Transport founder Michael Boatwright is retiring as part of a transition that will keep the brand intact.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • A Women In Trucking Association conference attendee sits in the cab of a UPS tractor.
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    OEMs poised for improvement in 2023

    Supply chain disruptions are becoming less severe, but Volvo Trucks North America and analysts still note continuing risks.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Lag times, labor shortfalls and leasing: What’s affecting waste fleet management in 2023

    Some supply chain snags that made it harder to procure trucks and parts could ease, but skilled maintenance workers are still in high demand.

    By Maria Rachal • Jan. 25, 2023
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    JB Hunt pays nearly $9M in appreciation bonuses

    The payout marks the second consecutive year drivers, maintenance technicians and full-time hourly employees will get extra cash.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
  • JB Hunt forecasts intermodal rebound in 2023

    Intermodal President Darren Field told investors that “appropriately cautious” shippers want the carrier and its rail partner BNSF to prove they can achieve their service and velocity goals.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    US Xpress names new president of dedicated

    Julie Van de Kamp takes on the role, continuing a more than 15-year tenure with the carrier.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    RoadOne expands Southwest presence with new acquisition

    The purchase of Texas-based The Transporter Inc. is one of several M&A deals the company has closed since 2021 as it continues its rapid shopping spree.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
  • Two Locomation trucks drive on a highway
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    Tracker

    Trucking conferences to watch in 2023

    Trucking professionals have a host of conference options to choose from this year.

    By A.B. Brown • Jan. 23, 2023
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    Q&A

    Why Trimble spent $2B on a European logistics firm

    Improved technology and a larger customer base are among the benefits of the deal, experts said.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
  • A trailer is parked at the Estes Express Lines terminal in Fort Worth, Texas.
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    Estes opens 200-door LTL terminal in Texas

    The 200,000-square-foot facility, the largest in the carrier’s network, has a five-bay shop and 15,000 square feet for offices.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Opinion

    LTL industry believes NMFC classification system works

    The standard deserves more credit for being a user-friendly resource, writes Joel Ringer of the National Motor Freight Traffic Association.

    By Joel Ringer • Jan. 18, 2023
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    Indiana freight brokerage firm promotes 2 executives

    Circle Logistics names leaders to supervise its operations across three states.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    XPO hires Wall Street analyst as chief strategy officer

    Longtime auto analyst Ali Faghri brings a wealth of experience and deep investor relationships, CEO Mario Harik said.

    By Jan. 17, 2023