Labor: Page 2

  • Old Dominion truck outside a service center
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    Courtesy of Old Dominion Freight Line

    Old Dominion CEO to retire

    Kevin “Marty” Freeman will succeed Greg Gantt as the LTL carrier's next president and chief executive.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
  • A large group of owner-operator truck drivers near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stage a protest against California's AB5 labor law.
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    Permission granted by Cindy Perez, LA & LB PORT DRIVERS

    Labor woes expected to persist for trucking fleets in 2023

    Industry leaders weigh how to address an aging workforce as labor laws threaten the owner-operator model.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    The Trucking Outlook for 2023

    Driver shortages, M&A and the need to replace aging fleets are among the topics that are top of mind for trucking executives.

    By Transport Dive staff
  • Women In Trucking conference attendees visit with a Truckers Against Trafficking's trailer at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
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    David Taube/Transport Dive, data from Transport Dive

    Uber Freight, other carriers train drivers to spot signs of human trafficking

    Fleets are continuing their work with Truckers Against Trafficking, which has now trained over 1.5 million drivers.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
  • An Estes truck.
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    Estes Express Lines president shares plans for trucking company’s future

    Webb Estes, the family's fourth generation of leadership, outlined his approach in an interview with Transport Dive.

    By Jan. 30, 2023
  • A Bob's Discount Furniture truck drives on a road.
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    Filling the Driver's Seat

    With drivers scarce, Bob’s Discount Furniture focused on retention

    The furniture retailer's pandemic-era playbook might offer a solution for other companies as demand ebbs.

    By Jan. 27, 2023
  • A person walks across a parking lot toward a series of trucks.
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    RE Garrison Trucking grows produce industry services through new acquisition

    Boaty’s Transport founder Michael Boatwright is retiring as part of a transition that will keep the brand intact.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
  • A Women In Trucking Association conference attendee sits in the cab of a UPS tractor.
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    OEMs poised for improvement in 2023

    Supply chain disruptions are becoming less severe, but Volvo Trucks North America and analysts still note continuing risks.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Lag times, labor shortfalls and leasing: What’s affecting waste fleet management in 2023

    Some supply chain snags that made it harder to procure trucks and parts could ease, but skilled maintenance workers are still in high demand.

    By Maria Rachal • Jan. 25, 2023
  • Overhead view of J.B. Hunt trucks at industrial facility
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    JB Hunt pays nearly $9M in appreciation bonuses

    The payout marks the second consecutive year drivers, maintenance technicians and full-time hourly employees will get extra cash.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
  • A large Yellow Corp. recruitment sign on the fence of a company truck terminal in Illinois in 2005 reads "Drivers, join the Yellow team. Apply at""
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    Yellow reached goal of 1,000 driving academy graduates in 2022

    The carrier’s workforce strategy is built on its privately operated academies, which are located in more than a dozen states.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    US Xpress names new president of dedicated

    Julie Van de Kamp takes on the role, continuing a more than 15-year tenure with the carrier.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Trucking conferences to watch in 2023

    Trucking professionals have a host of conference options to choose from this year.

    By A.B. Brown • Jan. 23, 2023
  • A portrait shot of Lisa Gonnerman.
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    Courtesy of Bay & Bay

    Bay & Bay brings in new president, touts executive’s safety track record

    Lisa Gonnerman has over 30 years industry experience and is recognized for her safety work at companies such as Ruan.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
  • A Ryder truck.
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    Courtesy of Ryder

    Ryder to cut 800 jobs in Texas as client shifts work to other 3PLs

    The layoffs involve a site for Applied Materials, which has pursued broad supply chain changes to meet customer demand.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
  • Walmart trucks enter and leave a regional distribution center in Washington, Utah on June 6, 2019.
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    Walmart offers driver training to workers in 400-plus stores, distribution centers

    The internal recruitment program is expanding from two training center locations to seven.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
  • Portrait shot of trucking executive James Reed
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    Courtesy of Kodiak Robotics via PR Newswire

    Former USA Truck CEO James Reed joins autonomous trucking firm Kodiak

    The seasoned executive will serve as COO for the technology company as it seeks to develop its self-driving capabilities.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
  • XPO chief strategy officer Ali Faghri
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    XPO hires Wall Street analyst as chief strategy officer

    Longtime auto analyst Ali Faghri brings a wealth of experience and deep investor relationships, CEO Mario Harik said.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
  • A tractor-trailer is parked in the lot of the Candle Light Funeral Home in Catonsville, Maryland.
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    Permission granted by Craig Witzke, Candle Light Funeral Home

    Truck driver in Maryland resorts to parking at funeral home

    The incident underscores the increasing desperation of drivers amid a shortage of truck parking.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
  • Trucks drive above and below a highway overpass in a drone photo.
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    Large-scale trucking M&A could cool in 2023

    A challenging economy may make major deals more difficult to execute.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
  • A Women In Trucking Association representative and conference attendee talk inside an educational trailer.
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    David Taube/Transport Dive

    Why some women don’t apply for trucking jobs

    Job postings can inadvertently screen out potential applicants. Transflo CEO Renee Krug shares how to help change that narrative.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
  • Trucks drive on a road past a "NOW HIRING" sign.
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    What trucking companies want in tomorrow’s executives — and why it’s hard to find

    One executive recruiter said many boards want “specific talent from one of their direct competitors” that will immediately begin making a difference.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
  • Kylee Garnett, freight operations supervisor at XPO's Hagerstown terminal, sits at a dual-monitor computer.
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    Colin Campbell/Transport Dive

    An inside look at how XPO uses technology in its terminals and trucks

    Transport Dive toured one of the LTL carrier's largest facilities to see how it monitors its dockworkers and drivers in real time.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
  • Ina Daly XPO Logistics
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    How women are breaking down barriers in the trucking industry

    As the industry races to recruit more drivers, trade groups and the White House are among those working on solutions to attract diverse talent.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
  • A Werner trailer on the road on a sunny day.
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    Retrieved from Wikimedia Commons on January 09, 2023

    Apprenticeships open opportunities to trucking industry careers

    Many carriers find the programs offer a way to bring diverse candidates, including veterans, into a driving career.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
  • The entrance to the Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C.
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    Retrieved from GAO.

    FMCSA rejects industry request to share hair testing results

    The Trucking Alliance, which includes major players such as J.B. Hunt and Knight-Swift, plans to “continue to press the issue.”

    By Jan. 6, 2023