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Automakers Eye Market for Small Electric Pickups

January 27, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

Having zipped from six-figure sedans to Costco-crushing SUVs, electrification is finally zeroing in on the auto industry’s most esoteric form: the tiny pickup truck. At least two major carmakers are considering adding small, battery-powered pickups to their growing parade of […]


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With Electric on the Way, Truck Makers Continue to Update Diesel Models

January 20, 2023

Via: Transport Topics

While truck manufacturers make advances in battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology, they also are making fuel efficiency and aerodynamic improvements to their diesel offerings that will form the backbone of the trucking industry for years to come. Those […]


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How 2 freight agents found success with asset-based brokerage

January 3, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

What makes a freight broker agent successful? Each person is likely to answer differently, but according to Anita Baker, who draws on her 38 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, it comes down to four characteristics: Solid […]


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About Us: Transport Topics Top 50 Global Freight Companies

November 4, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The Transport Topics Top 50 Global Freight Companies is a listing of the largest package, truck, rail, air and ocean carriers in the world. Companies are ranked on the basis of annual revenue from freight operations expressed in U.S. dollars. […]


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What are the complexities in LTL linehaul transportation?

October 10, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Less-than-truckload execution requires an integrated network of terminals, some of which are dependent on others to keep freight flowing through the system. The mode entails picking up freight locally, sorting it at a service center and transferring it via linehaul […]


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Truck market weakness yet to show up in BMO quarterly transportation data

August 30, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Third-quarter data from the transportation group at BMO, the former Bank of Montreal, showed little deterioration in the financial performance of its thousands of clients. BMO’s transportation group is believed to have about 90% of its roughly CA$13.5 billion ($10.37 […]


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Truck transportation job growth slows in July

August 5, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

There is no pause in hiring in the truck transportation sector, which added jobs in July for the 26th time in the past 27 months. Total seasonally adjusted employment for the sector rose by 3,500 jobs in July, according to […]


Impact & Regulations

NHTSA defends new standard for truck trailer underride guards

June 30, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is upgrading safety standards on rear underride protection on tractor trailers to help prevent crashes involving passenger vehicles, but safety advocates say the changes do not go far enough. Rear underride crashes occur when […]


Infrastructure

House Transportation Leaders Call for Truck Parking Funding

June 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The leaders of the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives called on the nation’s top transportation officer to increase resources for the expansion of parking facilities for truck drivers. Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Sam Graves (R-Mo.), the […]


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Truck manufacturer Paccar knocks Q1 financials out of the park

April 26, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Paccar Inc. posted record Q1 sales and earnings, increasing production despite stubborn supply chain disruptions. The company reaped benefits from a practically all-new lineup of medium- and heavy-duty trucks introduced over the last year. “Paccar’s investments in vehicle, powertrain and […]


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USA Truck reports record Q4 and full-year 2021 results

February 3, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

USA Truck Inc. rode a robust freight and pricing market to revenue of $200.9 million and earnings per share of $1.38 during the fourth quarter, 60 cents better than the consensus estimate and 100% higher year-over-year. It was the sixth […]


Impact & Regulations

Biometric Privacy Law in Illinois Posing Legal Challenge for Truckers

January 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Legal experts are warning that trucking companies and their technology providers could be unintentionally dragged into state and federal class action civil lawsuits over compliance with the notification requirements of an Illinois biometric privacy law. Potential violations of the state’s […]


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Used Truck Market Faces Low Supply, High Demand

November 17, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Dealing with the current low-supply, high-demand market and rising prices were the focal points highlighted during the Used Truck Association’s annual meeting. The gathering of the nation’s used truck dealers and partners, which ran Nov. 10-13, hosted sessions tackling best […]


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Survey Finds 65% of Truck Drivers Not Looking for New Job

November 3, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The majority of truck drivers are not looking for a new job amid a market in which demand is outweighing supply, according to results of a survey released Nov. 2. The Examining Driver Opinions in Today’s Driver Market survey was […]


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USA Truck Reports Revenue, Earnings Growth in Q3

October 29, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

USA Truck’s revenue and earnings improved during the third quarter, the company reported Oct. 28. The Van Buren, Ark.-based motor carrier posted net income of $4.8 million, or 54 cents per diluted share, for the three months ending Sept. 30. […]


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Trucking Industry Now Short 80,000 Drivers

October 20, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Trucking is short at least 80,000 drivers, and as freight volumes rise, so too does the need for more workers behind the wheel. Many have retired because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and new drivers entering the industry have been slow […]


Impact & Regulations

DOT Federal Leaders Host Roundtable With Trucking Executives

July 8, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Federal officials met with trucking industry representatives to discuss driver retention and supply chain issues July 8. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was joined by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi and Labor Secretary Marty Walsh at the […]


Impact & Regulations

Feds award $275 million to ease truck congestion

June 30, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Highway expansion projects aimed at improving the flow of truck freight in seven parts of the country will collect roughly $275 million from federal coffers in the latest round of discretionary grants awards. The projects account for approximately 30% of […]


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Study calls for national truck-parking standards

June 14, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

An array of technologies and applications used by truck drivers at the state level to locate and reserve parking spaces highlights the need for a standardized truck-parking information framework across the country, according to a new study. A research report […]


Impact & Regulations

Connecticut to enact highway fee for trucks

June 10, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is expected to sign a bill passed this week by state lawmakers that, beginning January 2023, will impose a tax of up to 17.5 cents per mile on heavy trucks that use Connecticut’s roadways. The tax,, […]