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    California orders agencies to identify 'priority freight routes' for trucking weight exemptions

    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a nine-point executive order in pursuit of short- and long-term ideas to ease supply chain congestion.

    By Edwin Lopez • Oct. 21, 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 Edwin Lopez • 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 Oct. 19, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Dedicated business booms for fleets as shippers avoid the pricey spot market

    With capacity tight, companies are considering the benefits of a private fleet. But, as one Werner executive said, operating one is easier said than done.

    By Oct. 19, 2021
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    7 challenges lie ahead for the Port of LA to support 24/7 supply chains

    Roughly 18,000 truck drivers move in and out of the port, so officials must work with the trucking industry to figure out how best to operate around the clock.

    By Edwin Lopez • Oct. 18, 2021
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    Trucking expects LTL, TL rates to soar through 2021

    Trucking experts said months ago they didn't fear a bust in the market this year. That attitude remains, as multiple reports point to continued demand.

    By Oct. 15, 2021
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    Biden aims for 24/7 supply chains, but trucking groups dubious

    Drayage providers and truck drivers are not the source of congestion — chassis are, said the CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association.

    By Edwin Lopez • Oct. 13, 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 Oct. 12, 2021
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    Lamb Weston customers foot the bill for greater reliance on trucking

    The manufacturer used "an unfavorable mix" of more trucking and less rail to keep goods flowing, the CFO said.

    By Max Garland • Oct. 12, 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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    Deep Dive

    The rise of LTL: How e-commerce changed the middle mile

    Businesses are shipping smaller quantities of freight more frequently, and it's a pricey business for everyone involved.

    By Oct. 6, 2021
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    Inside the financial health of trucking's largest players

    The past several months have proved to be blockbuster for trucking, but not all firms benefit equally from the enduring freight boom. 

    By Oct. 5, 2021
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    Supreme Court declines to hear Cal Cartage AB5 case, but CTA readies for battle

    The head of the CTA said he hopes his group will get another chance to go at-bat for trucking in the nation's highest court.

    By Oct. 5, 2021
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    ArcBest to become a top TL broker with MoLo deal

    Bolstering the asset-light side of the business would also benefit the asset-based side, ArcBest's CEO said.

    By Oct. 1, 2021
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    Column

    LTLs beware: When brokers make your money their money

    As carriers, we underestimate our power. Brokers have no assets and need us more than we need them.

    By Sept. 29, 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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    Los Angeles, Long Beach ports extend truck hours amid cargo deluge

    One port will focus on nighttime operations while the other pilots weekend gate hours.

    By Sept. 22, 2021
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    FMC moves ahead on detention, demurrage guidance

    The Federal Maritime Commission is addressing complaint proceedings and retaliation, as well as how ocean carriers should divulge information.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Sept. 17, 2021
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    Long Beach port offers drivers traffic alerts via text to fight congestion

    The free Truck Alert system aims to assuage some frustrations resulting from a deluge of imports.

    By , Sept. 10, 2021
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    Old Dominion update indicates LTL is off like a rocket in Q3

    The freight market is ripe for profit-making, but it also puts LTL carriers in a position to make tough decisions to preserve quality.

    By Sept. 10, 2021
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    CH Robinson levies drayage congestion fee at major US ports

    Ports and the drayage providers that serve them have been walloped by a spike in volume and a lack of labor and equipment to quickly handle it.

    By Max Garland • Sept. 3, 2021
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    Column

    7 things customers can't stand about LTL carriers

    Trucking firms shouldn't ignore opportunities to understand weakness — especially when they impact productivity, efficiencies and budgets.

    By Aug. 27, 2021
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    Boiling TL market to last through the year, Morgan Stanley says

    Peak season demand and the driver shortage will put the sector "significantly above 2017," which preceded the 2018 freight boom, analysts said.

    By Aug. 23, 2021
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    Industry group releases contactless delivery standard to increase safety, reduce dwell

    Methods that don't require face-to-face interaction, such as electronic bills of lading, reduced average dwell time from 66 minutes to 23 minutes, the Consumer Brands Association found.

    By Max Garland • Aug. 13, 2021
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    Retail freight proves a doorbuster for trucking

    Consumer spending is likely to shift more toward services and travel at some point. But for now, Americans are refreshing their closets.

    By Aug. 13, 2021