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    Businesses, HR groups ask EEOC for vaccine incentive guidance

    Scores of employers, including Ryder, have announced plans to offer paid time off to employees who get vaccinated.

    By Katie Clarey , Feb. 11, 2021
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    Sysco plans driver, warehouse hiring push to prep for pandemic recovery

    The recruitment effort will add short-term expense, but the longer-term pipeline of drivers would make the investment worthwhile, the CEO said.

    By Feb. 8, 2021
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    What truckers want: Good pay, bonuses, hot showers

    When drivers asked for showers and parking, National Carriers invested $5 million in a facility upgrade.

    By Jan. 28, 2021
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    Labor lags in long-distance freight as truck drivers prioritize home time

    National TL and LTL fleets will have to consider driver preferences for short hauls, if they want to recruit and retain their workers.

    By , Jan. 19, 2021
  • Businesses face challenging labor landscape under Biden

    Changes in the treatment of independent contractors and the attractiveness of unions could usher in more complicated — and expensive — workforce policies.

    By Robert Freedman • Jan. 19, 2021
  • How cameras change the narrative on truck driver safety

    Fleets using in-cab cameras said they pay for themselves within months, as video exonerates drivers in crashes and drops insurance premiums.

    By Jan. 11, 2021
  • XPO Logistics pilots virtual reality for LTL cross-dock training

    Using Oculus for Business, the firm saw higher productivity, better safety outcomes and reduced waste.

    By Aman Kidwai , Jan. 11, 2021
  • FedEx to pay $2.4M to settle drivers' misclassification suit

    New Jersey's "ABC test" for determining if a worker is an employee or an independent contractor is similar to California's process under AB5.

    By Lisa Burden • Jan. 8, 2021
  • Labor Department finalizes worker classification rule

    The rule adopts a new test by which employers can determine whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor, though it is not binding for state governments.

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 6, 2021
  • Trucking operational costs in 6 charts

    Experts anticipate continued upticks in driver wages and insurance premiums, but fuel costs may remain low.

    By Jan. 4, 2021
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    8 transport-focused startups to watch in 2021

    Startups are entering the market and raising millions to solve common pain points in trucking, from load matching to parking availability.

    By Jan. 3, 2021
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    How pandemic-driven market swings exacerbated the driver shortage

    As more loads — from toilet paper, to food, to big-and-bulky e-commerce — needed transport, the more capacity was squeezed.

    By Dec. 21, 2020
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    EEOC: Employers can require proof of COVID-19 vaccination ā€” with some exceptions

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's guidance comes as the trucking industry pushes for priority access to the vaccine.

    By Ryan Golden , Dec. 17, 2020
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    Dive Awards

    Company of the year: Old Dominion Freight Line

    Old Dominion learned from the recession of 2007-2009 to manage its LTL firm through the pandemic. The trick: consistency of service.

    By Dec. 9, 2020
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    Executive of the Year: Frank Hurst, Roadrunner Freight

    The carrier looked to Hurst's leadership as it became an LTL-only company — during a pandemic.

    By Dec. 9, 2020
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    Dive Awards

    The Transport Dive Awards for 2020

    From Old Dominion Freight Line to Roadrunner Freight, these are the companies, executives and trends that shaped transport during this unprecedented year.

    By Transport Dive Team • Dec. 9, 2020
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    ABC's 'Big Sky' tarnishes the gleaming steel machines and knights of the highway

    The TV series is a reminder that truckers have become an easy target of derision for Hollywood — something once unthinkable. 

    By Nov. 23, 2020
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    US Xpress and MIT partner on data to improve dwell, scheduling

    MIT graduate students will use statistical modeling and artificial intelligence to examine GPS data, loaded and unloaded data, driver HOS, shipper rates, appointment times, and arrival and departure trends.

    By Nov. 20, 2020
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    COVID-19 safety measures reduce worker anxiety, study finds

    Trucking firms are figuring out how to get the timing right on when to bring remote employees back to the office safely, and they may want to take mental health into consideration.

    By Lisa Burden , Nov. 13, 2020
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    Albertsons pays $2.5M to settle compensation lawsuit with truck drivers in California

    A class of workers alleged the grocer's scheduling policy violated state law. 

    By Lisa Burden • Nov. 12, 2020
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    Why fleets are filling the recruitment pipeline with military veterans

    The industry expects the driver shortage to increase, and trucking firms have expressed interest in recruiting drivers with experience in the armed forces.

    By Nov. 10, 2020
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    Heartland Express raises driver pay amid shortage

    The carrier will bump pay by an average of 6% across the current driver fleet, but increases go as high as 12.2%.

    By Nov. 5, 2020
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    Driver shortage tops ATRI's industry concerns 4th year in a row

    Recruiting younger drivers, and more women and minorities, could help alleviate the shortage, said the American Transportation Research Institute.

    By Nov. 2, 2020
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    Driver turnover accelerates with burnout from long trips: WorkHound

    More home time isn't necessarily the solution, a USA Truck executive said.

    By Oct. 30, 2020
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    How 3 fleets recruit, retain and move women up the ranks

    CFI Drive, Ryder and Transport America are among the fleets making women-friendly workplaces business priorities.

    By Oct. 22, 2020