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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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    Courtesy of TuSimple

    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 , 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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    Courtesy of TuSimple

    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
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    Schneider

    At 'The Grove,' Schneider aims to augment human tasks with tech

    One thing machines do well is generate data. One thing people could do better is interpret that data.

    By Aug. 11, 2021
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    Werner streamlines maintenance with in-house digital tool

    Breakdown Management has dropped call time 67%, reduced driver dwell time 52% for each maintenance event, and could save the carrier 30% in warranty dollars this year.

    By Aug. 9, 2021
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    Deep Dive // XPO Logistics splits in two

    From sapling to pure-play LTL: The story of XPO Logistics under Jacobs

    Bradley Jacobs is a relentless numbers man and a serial entrepreneur. And he's one thing neither XPO nor GXO can replace.

    By July 30, 2021
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    Milton fraud charges deal another blow to Nikola's reputation

    Federal authorities' indictment on the OEM's founder won't likely test the market's faith in electric trucks.

    By July 29, 2021
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    Courtesy of TuSimple

    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
  • Fleets express 'strong demand' for human talent even as they digitize tasks

    Transport firms said the perfect balance is 44% humans and 56% technology, according to a Coyote Logistics survey. 

    By July 26, 2021
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    M&A intensifies as carriers seek 'holistic' portfolio

    Uber Freight, Knight-Swift and others are making moves toward bigger books of business.

    By July 23, 2021
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    Uber Freight leaps into LTL load-matching

    The company envisions its digital brokerage platform being a one-stop shopping center for TL, LTL and logistics.

    By July 15, 2021