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  • A portrait of Jason Kerr, the new chief accounting officer of XPO Logistics
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    XPO spins off its brokerage arm

    RXO finalizes C-suite ahead of spinoff with accounting hire

    Jason Kerr will serve as chief accounting officer and assist in the pure-play brokerage’s split from XPO Logistics.

    By Oct. 14, 2022
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    Ryder turns to social media for maintenance tech hiring push

    COVID-19 disrupted retention efforts and one of the carrier's school hiring pipelines.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    Trendline

    Driver retention

    Keeping the driver’s seat occupied is critical to transport companies’ operations. Many have launched efforts to not only improve hiring but better retain the drivers they have.

    By Transport Dive staff
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    Labor Department proposes changes to worker classification rules

    The proposal comes just months after the Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a California law that stands to reclassify owner-operators as employees.

    By Ryan Golden , Updated Oct. 12, 2022
  • Operation BBQ Relief driver Joe Myerly uses a lift jack to hand off a shipment of canned green beans to forklift operator Forrest Parks.
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    Deep Dive

    How the trucking industry is helping feed a million Floridians after Hurricane Ian

    Operation BBQ Relief drew volunteer drivers from across the country to deliver much-needed supplies in the storm’s aftermath.

    By Oct. 10, 2022
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    Werner execs say Baylor Trucking deal checked all the M&A boxes

    A deal that started from conversations at industry meetings is now expected to bring perks for both companies.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Tracker

    Trucking voices press FMCSA on hair testing as agency awaits health ruling

    Dozens of stakeholders participated in the agency's call for comments on the drug testing method. Here's a roundup of notable contributions.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    Werner acquires Baylor Trucking

    Baylor will remain a stand-alone company within Werner, bringing 234 drivers and 200 trucks into the fold.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
  • FTR's Avery Vise talks with trucking executives on stage at an annual conference in Indianapolis.
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    Flashback: Execs share lessons, solutions with peers at FTR conference

    An array of businesses recently shared how they’re navigating volatile market conditions and staffing challenges.

    By Oct. 3, 2022
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    XPO spins off its brokerage arm

    XPO names chief HR officer for brokerage spinoff

    Heidi Ratti will begin her role with RXO when the spinoff is complete.

    By Sept. 30, 2022
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    Recruitment and retention becomes a costly challenge for trucking, execs say

    Companies are paying more to onboard new drivers and provide them the flexibility they want, two carriers said during the FTR annual conference.

    By Sept. 29, 2022
  • David Giesen, vice president of sales and marketing at Stoughton Trailers, said the company has added a robotic welding line to build chassis amid labor challenges.
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    Stoughton Trailers uses robotic welding to build chassis amid labor woes

    Staffing challenges have changed the ROI on automation for the OEM, which projects strong demand to continue through 2023. 

    By Sept. 29, 2022
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    Walmart hiring 1,500 full-time truck drivers as part of holiday hiring spree

    The retailer has upped its efforts this year to strengthen its truck driver pipeline for the holiday season and beyond.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    OOIDA asks Biden to end vaccine mandate at US border

    The mandate has pushed some trucking companies to rethink operations, OOIDA President Todd Spencer said in a letter Monday.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Daseke hires Pilot Thomas Logistics exec as next CFO

    Aaron Coley will replace Jason Bates, who resigned last week, the flatbed and specialized carrier said in a securities filing.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Changing driver profile requires new retention strategies, experts say

    Understanding the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce can help carriers cut down on turnover, according to the head of the National Transportation Institute.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
  • A semi-truck manuevers around a traffic cone during training at the Western Trucking School August 3, 2005 in Turlock, California.
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    High schools aim to teach next generation of truck drivers

    A California high school added a program to give students behind-the-wheel experience. Now other schools are looking to follow suit. 

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    How a small 3PL is managing big growth

    Full Tilt Logistics is using technology and a strong company culture to its advantage as it expands its fleet.

    By Amanda Loudin • Sept. 19, 2022
  • Jared Weisfeld (pictured) was named RXO's chief strategy officer on September 14, 2022.
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    XPO spins off its brokerage arm

    XPO names chief strategy officer for brokerage spinoff

    Jared Weisfeld will help RXO set strategy, analyze growth opportunities and liaise with investors.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Stevens Trucking to equip existing fleet with autonomous technology

    The Oklahoma-based company plans to retrofit up to 500 trucks with Locomation’s technology, which uses a relay model pairing autonomous and driver-operated vehicles.

    By Sept. 14, 2022
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    XPO spins off its brokerage arm

    XPO names CIO to replace Harik

    Jay Silberkleit, who started with the company a decade ago, will take on the new role once the company’s RXO brokerage spinoff is complete.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Q&A

    A California employment attorney talks AB5

    Littler's Damon Ott weighs in on how carriers should prepare for the labor law's enforcement.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    US Xpress pursues corporate restructure following layoffs

    The company seeks to save $25 million annually, mostly through previously announced job cuts.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    XPO spins off its brokerage arm

    XPO truck brokerage spinoff names CFO

    The C-suite for RXO “is now nearly complete,” according to incoming CEO Drew Wilkerson.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
  • A truck passes a Port of New York/New Jersey container terminal.
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    ‘A full-blown crisis’: East Coast truckers grapple with surging empties, lack of chassis

    Congestion has exacerbated appointment and equipment issues at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Trucking braces for enforcement of California labor, climate laws

    Drayage carriers face significant hurdles to comply with AB5 and upcoming emissions rules, Harbor Trucking Association CEO Matt Schrap said.

    By Aug. 31, 2022