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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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    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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    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 — 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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    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 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 S.L. Fuller , Nov. 3, 2021
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    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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    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 S.L. Fuller • 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 S.L. Fuller • Oct. 1, 2021
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    FedEx, Aurora expand autonomous trucking pilot in Texas

    The carrier and AV startup are adding a route between Fort Worth and El Paso.

    By S.L. Fuller • Updated May 19, 2022
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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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    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 , S.L. Fuller • 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 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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    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 might have saved the carrier 30% in warranty dollars in 2021.

    By S.L. Fuller • 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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    Nikola to pay $125M to settle fraud charges

    The fraud charges, announced in July, dealt a blow to Nikola's reputation. 

    By Updated Dec. 21, 2021