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    Schneider's 3 strategies for betting on demand in 2022

    The transport firm already kicked off the year with a $263 million acquisition. 

    By Jan. 26, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Battery-electric vs. hydrogen trucks: The debate heads into 2022

    As fleets eye a future with zero emissions, industry remains undecided whether BEVs or FCEVs will come out ahead.

    By Jan. 25, 2022
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    Opinion

    Why semi-autonomous trucks are a bridge to a driverless future

    The shift to AV technology can help curb emissions and recruit a wider range of workers, as the industry faces those issues head on, writes a PwC director.

    By Fred Duiven • Jan. 12, 2022
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    Column

    Editor's picks: Old Dominion, TFI and other 2021 stories worth revisiting

    This collection of articles was curated for transport executives who want deep insights into some of last year's most interesting topics.

    By Jan. 2, 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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    Component shortages hit EVs as Class 8 orders plummet

    While a traditional truck needs up to 500 semiconductors, an electric one could require up to 5,000.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Pandemic spurs investments in wearables for truck drivers, warehouse workers

    Wearable technology offers a treasure trove of data for supply chain managers. But the question remains how to translate the data into decisions.

    By Jen A. Miller • Dec. 7, 2021
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    The US can be a leader in autonomous trucks ā€” or get left behind

    AVs are coming, and they'll be one arrow in the logistics industry's quiver to combat capacity crises like the one that has mounted over the past 18 months, the author writes.

    By Christopher Thornycroft • Dec. 6, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    Driver referrals in the age of social media: A modern twist on recruitment

    Peer engagement demystifies the industry and creates solidarity among truckers, which can make the job more attractive.

    By Katie Pyzyk • Nov. 19, 2021
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    Loadsmart acquires digital tools to reduce empty miles

    The company has been on a mission to curb inefficiencies through transparency between shippers, carriers and 3PLs.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Nov. 17, 2021
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    TuSimple readies autonomous runs to UPS hubs in Florida, North Carolina

    The autonomous truck provider's CEO said "we have some ways to go" to maximize uptime.

    By , Nov. 3, 2021
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    Column

    Cannibals, gaps, bubbles and math: 4 themes from ATA's MCE

    With a national spotlight on supply chains, attendees had plenty to discuss, and we had plenty of takeaways.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Nov. 2, 2021
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    Opinion

    To go greener, fleets of all sizes need access to federal funding

    Smaller trucking firms especially will need financial assistance to adopt greener equipment. That's where the STEER Act can help, the author writes.

    By Daniel Burrows • Oct. 25, 2021
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    Autonomous or electric? Knight-Swift, PGT Trucking choose both

    Knight-Swift put in a reservation for Embark's AV technology around the same time it ordered a battery-electric T680E from Kenworth.

    By Oct. 18, 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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    FedEx partners with Paccar and Aurora on autonomous linehauls

    If fleets get involved with autonomous vehicles now, they "won't be playing catch up" later, one trucking executive said.

    By Sept. 24, 2021
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    Transfix to go public via SPAC in bustling year for digital brokers

    Valued at $1.1 billion, the company now aims to expand service and improve its TMS.

    By Jane Thier • Sept. 22, 2021
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    Volvo, Amply Power partner on uptime and cost savings for electric trucks

    Charging and management are among the challenges fleets face, when it comes to EVs.

    By Sept. 22, 2021
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    The old- and new-school ways fleets validate freight

    Multiple KPIs hinge on the accuracy of the weight and size of shipments, including route efficiency and truck turnaround times for delivery and return.

    By Sept. 13, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    What 3G's sunset means for supply chain visibility tech

    Trucking is overwhelmed with cargo, and swapping out devices means pulling trailers off the road.

    By Deborah Abrams Kaplan • Sept. 13, 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 Shefali Kapadia , Sept. 10, 2021
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    Shell builds bridge to zero-emissions future with 10.8 MPG truck

    ACT Expo attendees said the future of trucking will be a mix of electric, hydrogen, natural gas, propane and, yes, diesel.

    By Sept. 7, 2021
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    OEMs make the economic case for autonomous trucks

    Driverless trucks bring safety and improved fuel efficiency to the industry, according to Waymo and TuSimple executives.

    By Sept. 3, 2021
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    Gatik opens Texas hub for autonomous middle-mile deliveries

    The AV company, known for delivering goods for Walmart, will deploy box trucks in response to heightened e-commerce demand.

    By Max Garland • Aug. 31, 2021
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    Tesla made electric trucks 'cool.' Now fleets face financial hurdles.

    Total cost of ownership for electric trucks is more attractive than diesel, a Navistar executive said at ACT Expo. But issues around charging are significant.

    By Aug. 31, 2021