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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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    3 changes drivers want at truck stops

    Improvements would help fix challenges that are "slowing down our supply chain," a driver for Yellow said.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Nov. 1, 2021
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    Old Dominion struggles to prepare for impending vaccine mandate's testing requirement

    If trucking can't secure an exemption, "God help our industry," CEO Greg Gantt said.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Carriers use everything but rubber bands to keep fleets running

    Shortages have led Baylor Trucking to cannibalize its trucks for parts. Some end up looking like "a Mr. Potato Head," one executive said.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Drivers: 18-year-olds should join our ranks with the right training

    Repositioning the image of the trucking profession would help to recruit and retain young drivers.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Oct. 26, 2021
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    ATA's Costello: Trucking alone can't solve the 80K driver shortage

    TL carriers should focus on recruitment, and shippers must also do their part to lower wait times.

    By Oct. 25, 2021
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    Driver concerns are trucking's top issues in 2021: ATRI

    Some fleets are laser-focused on retaining their workforce, but pay may not be the only answer to retention.

    By Oct. 24, 2021
  • JB Hunt banks on new intermodal equipment to speed supply chains

    Freight moving by truck will be "ripe for conversion to intermodal" when the carrier receives its order of 12,000 containers early next year, executives said.

    By Oct. 19, 2021
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    7 challenges lie ahead for the Port of LA to support 24/7 supply chains

    Roughly 18,000 truck drivers move in and out of the port, so officials must work with the trucking industry to figure out how best to operate around the clock.

    By Oct. 18, 2021
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    XPO Logistics calls terms of $30M driver misclassification settlement 'favorable'

    A federal judge approved two preliminary settlements on behalf of 784 of the carrier's current and former first-seat port drivers in California.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Biden aims for 24/7 supply chains, but trucking groups dubious

    Drayage providers and truck drivers are not the source of congestion — chassis are, said the CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association.

    By Oct. 13, 2021
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    Equipment, workforce concerns dominate trucking's Q3

    With such high freight volumes, fleets had to make decisions about how to capitalize in an environment short of trucks, trailers and drivers.

    By Transport Dive Staff • Oct. 11, 2021
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    60% of organizations experienced wage inflation in Q2: Gartner

    The trucking industry may be benefiting from high freight demand, but fleets have reported significant costs associated with labor constraints.

    By Jane Thier • Oct. 8, 2021
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    What trucking execs say about the driver shortage ā€” and 3 ways they're trying to solve it

    While fleets have been similarly hampered by the recruitment environment, they're leaning on various solutions to ease the capacity squeeze.

    By Oct. 8, 2021
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    Owner-operator pay breaks records in 'on-fire' freight market: ATBS

    Freight booms usually go bust as bigger fleets flood the market with capacity. But supply chain woes could push this surge through all of 2022, one expert said.

    By Sept. 29, 2021
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    Transportation, utilities anticipate more than 50% payroll growth: report

    Trucking companies have been grasping at ways to draw in more talent, including financial incentives and pet "co-pilots."

    By Caroline Colvin • Sept. 28, 2021
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    How fleets with an owner-operator model can go greener

    Trucking companies that rely on purchased transportation get creative to work through sustainability challenges.

    By Sept. 27, 2021
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    Employers turn to reskilling amid hiring woes

    The pandemic may have forced employers to reexamine long-held myths about training employees on a new skill.

    By Kathryn Moody • Sept. 27, 2021
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    Irked by vaccine mandate, large trucking firms speak out

    The American Trucking Associations filed a lawsuit against the mandate, citing its "devastating impacts on the supply chain and the economy."

    By Updated Nov. 10, 2021
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    Court: Trucking company's strength test discriminated against women for driver positions

    The onus is on employers to prove tests are job-related, especially as the trucking industry tries to encourage more women to join the workforce.

    By Katie Clarey • Sept. 20, 2021
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    Opinion

    Truck drivers have shown up for us. Here's how we can show up for them.

    In the constant stream of global disruptions, drivers have been the silver lining, rising to extraordinary challenges, writes C.H. Robinson's Mac Pinkerton.

    By Mac Pinkerton • Sept. 15, 2021
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    Vaccine mandate adds another wrinkle to trucking, warehouse hiring crunch

    Logistics experts said truck drivers could move from large carriers to smaller ones, or become owner-operators.

    By Max Garland • Sept. 14, 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 , Sept. 10, 2021
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    Feds to require large employers mandate coronavirus vaccine or weekly negative tests

    The requirements will impact some 80 million private-sector workers, in addition to many federal employees and contractors, the White House said.

    By Ryan Golden • Sept. 10, 2021
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    Dollar General offers $5K bonuses in push to recruit truck drivers

    This follows the company's recent announcement that it would begin letting drivers bring a dog or cat with them in the cab.

    By Sam Silverstein • Sept. 7, 2021