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    Automated inspections drive fleet efficiency

    J.B. Hunt and Western Express are among carriers participating in an electronic inspection pilot program that could ultimately save drive time.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Officials hope to conduct 70K inspections for Roadcheck 2022

    The event will focus on wheel end components and provide an opportunity for executives to highlight proactive safety practices.

    By May 16, 2022
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    The Transport Dive Outlook on 2022

    How are the biggest U.S. fleets planning to handle the hot market? What's in store for M&A? What trends should executives be tracking this year? Experts weigh in on what 2022 holds for the trucking industry.

    By Transport Dive staff
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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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    AV safety rule brings clarity to trucking industry

    The provisions offer safety standards for trucks that could one day be fully automated, but regulators noted the need for more investigation around crash safety.

    By Jason Plautz • March 23, 2022
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    'A lonely profession': How COVID-19 took a toll on drivers' mental health

    Two years into a pandemic that's left many drivers isolated, industry experts urge new support systems and more open dialogue.

    By Katie Pyzyk • March 16, 2022
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    OSHA stay a 'sigh of relief,' but not the end of employer vaccination concerns

    States and local governments adopted their own versions of the federal emergency temporary standard, and more rule changes may be on the horizon.

    By Ryan Golden • Feb. 7, 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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    The top trucking trends of 2021

    For the transport industry, 2021 may be best described as the year of the shortage. But trucking firms are creative problem-solvers.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Dec. 29, 2021
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    What trucking CEOs say about the vaccine mandate

    The future of the Biden administration's employer mandate for COVID-19 vaccines and regular testing is uncertain, so fleets are planning for multiple scenarios.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Should driver pay be tied to productivity? Fleet execs say it's risky.

    As trucking firms consider incentives, fairness comes into question. It's not the driver's fault if rates go down.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    Old Dominion struggles to prepare for impending vaccine mandate's testing requirement

    If trucking can't secure an exemption, "God help our industry," CEO Greg Gantt said.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Drivers: 18-year-olds should join our ranks with the right training

    Repositioning the image of the trucking profession would help recruit and retain young drivers.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Oct. 26, 2021
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    Driver concerns are trucking's top issues in 2021: ATRI

    Some fleets are laser-focused on retaining their workforce, but pay may not be the only answer to retention.

    By S.L. Fuller • Oct. 24, 2021
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    Irked by vaccine mandate, large trucking firms speak out

    The American Trucking Associations filed a lawsuit against the mandate, citing its "devastating impacts on the supply chain and the economy."

    By Updated Nov. 10, 2021
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    Fleets turn to tech for protection against 'nuclear verdicts'

    It's not enough to gather safety data. Trucking firms must also act on it.

    By Aug. 18, 2021
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    With autonomous trucks on the horizon, insurance questions need answers

    TuSimple is working with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create a coverage product for when driverless trucks are deployed at scale.

    By July 26, 2021
  • Why former UPS, FedEx execs say AI will be the standard for transport

    Artificial intelligence on the driver side can intersect with tools on the fleet-management side.

    By S.L. Fuller • June 21, 2021
  • Long-haul, interregional drivers use apps to find truck parking

    An ATRI study found younger drivers and those with fewer years of experience were more likely to turn to apps. 

    By June 15, 2021
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    Fleets confront cargo theft with caution, oversight and tech

    Schneider maintained a zero-theft status, despite thefts involving tractor-trailers increasing 29% from 2019 to 2020.

    By June 14, 2021
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    Crumbling infrastructure, volatile weather a double whammy for logistics

    On streets and highways, transport leaders gird constantly for delays and rerouting. 

    By 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 , S.L. Fuller • 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 'traffic calming' and speed reductions improve safety

    Contrary to popular belief, lowering speeds in cities doesn't necessarily increase congestion or pollution, experts said.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 24, 2021
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    How VR saves costs, increases safety in trucking

    Commercial drivers are among those demonstrating the greatest interest in virtual reality.

    By Emilie Shumway • May 5, 2021