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    Trucks, trailers, tonnage: What transport data says about the state of the industry

    Load-posting activity increased as concerns of a rail strike loomed during part of September, according to DAT.

    Updated Sept. 22, 2022
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    Flashback: FMCSA’s recent moves as new boss takes the helm

    With possible regulatory changes still under review, here's a look at some of the key rules the agency recently implemented or is currently reviewing.

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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.

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    Saia opens 3 LTL terminals in Kansas

    The carrier has opened five terminals in Q3 alone, with up to five more expected by the end of the year.

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    Werner COO to step down

    Marty Nordlund will shift into a business development role with the promotion of Eric Downing, SVP of its dedicated business.

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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. 

  • Ryder’s contractual business is a buffer in a volatile economy

    More than 85% of the carrier’s revenue is contractual, which CEO Robert Sanchez said will help offset a declining spot market.

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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.

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    FMCSA asks for responses to possible ELD rules changes

    The agency is considering changes such as removing an exemption for pre-2000 engines.

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    Yellow optimizes Western US terminals to become ‘super regional carrier’

    The carrier plans to complete the optimization of 89 terminals this month.

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    Equipment outlook: Analysts differ on whether the industry will see relief in 2023

    Supply chain constraints for OEMs could ease or worsen, depending on economic conditions.

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    Trucking executives share autonomous vehicle timeline projections

    Multiple company leaders said they don’t expect the technology to be widespread during their careers.

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    Flashback: Supply chain woes stunt OEMs

    Component constraints continue to hamper companies’ abilities to fulfill orders and clear out backlogs. 

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    CIO to CEO: Mario Harik gets technical about innovation — and disruption — in trucking

    XPO Logistics’ incoming CEO used technology to build the company’s trucking arm. Now he’ll be overseeing the entire business.

  • Jared Weisfeld (pictured) was named RXO's chief strategy officer on September 14, 2022.
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    XPO names chief strategy officer for brokerage spinoff

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

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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.

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    USA Truck shareholders greenlight DB Schenker deal

    With internal hurdles cleared, the deal to acquire the U.S. trucking company and its 1,900-strong fleet is expected to close Thursday.

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    DOT to reduce interstate registration fee by 31%

    The move comes after the program collected more than the maximum amount of revenue in previous years.

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    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.

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    A California employment attorney talks AB5

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

  • In an aerial view, shipping containers sit on truck transport chassis in a rail yard on October 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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    Flashback: The US chassis crisis

    At ports around the country, equipment issues continue to snarl operations.

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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.

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    Port of LA receives $20M to improve truck access

    A grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will help clear a major bottleneck at the nation’s busiest port, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said.

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    XPO truck brokerage spinoff names CFO

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

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    Ryder acquires logistics startup Baton

    The carrier plans to incorporate the tech firm’s transportation network expertise into its businesses.