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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
  • US Foods seeks to eliminate wasted miles in its routing system

    The initiative has already led to a roughly 10% improvement in case volumes per mile in leading markets versus 2019, an executive said.

    By May 18, 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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    Minimize driver distractions, maximize vehicle management

    Take complete control over your in-cab device fleet with lockdown and remote capabilities.

    May 16, 2022
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    How smaller carriers are combating rising fuel costs

    Fleets are looking for new ways to add efficiencies and get "the most miles from each gallon."

    By May 10, 2022
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    States band together to push for nationwide fleet electrification

    A coalition of nearly 20 states has drafted a plan to advance truck electrification efforts. Now, they seek public comments by May 9.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Speed limiters are back: FMCSA requests comments in new notice

    The notice lists a dozen questions, including ones about typical device use and skills required to operate them. Responses will be accepted for 30 days.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Ruan adds Orange EV terminal truck to its electric fleet

    A Ruan executive said a previous deployment of the electric yard truck surpassed "uptime expectations."

    By April 20, 2022
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    Hydrogen fuel cell technology essential to meeting trucking's decarbonization goals

    The EPA's Clean Trucks Plan provides regulatory certainty, which is needed to scale up electric truck deployments.

    By Bill Elrick • April 19, 2022
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    Tales from the C-Suite: The blurred lines between trucking CIOs, CTOs

    As the industry begins to adopt real-time tracking, CIOs and CTOs both need to make decisions on data with speed. 

    By April 14, 2022
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    Symbio awarded $2M to develop hydrogen fuel cell truck

    The Class 8 truck will run on a 400-mile route between California's Inland Empire and the Northern San Joaquin Valley beginning in 2023. 

    By April 14, 2022
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    Werner launches autonomous truck pilot with AV startup Aurora

    The partnership adds a third major carrier to Aurora's customer base, in addition to FedEx and Uber Freight.

    By April 13, 2022
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    What to know about IT system consolidation in trucking

    There's a "dire" need to digitize trucking operations, according to one expert. But roadblocks await.

    By April 8, 2022
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    Kodiak, US Xpress pilot Southeast autonomous truck route

    Kodiak is among the startups tackling the autonomous trucking sector through increased funding and strategic partnerships.

    By April 7, 2022
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    Inside PepsiCo's strategy for fleet electrification

    For the food and beverage giant, executive buy-in is a crucial part of scaling for the future.

    By S.L. Fuller • April 4, 2022
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    Gatik signals start of 'hyper-growth' phase with EV partnership

    The autonomous middle-mile delivery operator will team up with ChargePoint to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure across its North American locations. 

    By April 1, 2022
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    Maersk doubles down on fleet electrification with Volvo EV order

    More than 100 electric trucks are set to be delivered by the end of Q1 2023.

    By March 30, 2022
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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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    Maersk to add 300 electric trucks to North America network

    It's the carrier's "largest heavy-duty electric truck deployment to date," according to an announcement.

    By March 25, 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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    Autonomous trucks could impact up to 94% of long-haul hours: study

    While many worry the tech will eliminate millions of jobs in the future, researchers estimate it's closer to "a few hundred thousand."

    By March 21, 2022
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    How XPO Logistics uses tech to improve door planning

    As labor constraints persist, dock management tools help boost productivity while decreasing costs.

    By March 14, 2022
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    Setting the stage for the world's first driver out autonomous truck runs

    The first company to autonomously operate heavy-duty trucks on open public roads with no humans in the vehicle, no remote control and no human intervention of any kind.

    March 14, 2022
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    Trucking visibility: Shippers, carriers step up for the future

    The function of visibility is set to change from reactive to predictive. 

    By Jen A. Miller • Feb. 28, 2022
  • Trucking visibility then, now and tomorrow

    Sharing the right data between shippers and carriers isn't as easy as using a maps app on a smartphone.

    Feb. 28, 2022
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    Trucking visibility: A fragmented past

    No argument has yet been compelling enough to spur blanket adoption of the same kinds of tracking technologies.

    By Jen A. Miller • Feb. 28, 2022