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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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Involvement best way to bring change to trucking industry

December 27, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Are there things you wish you could change in the trucking industry? Do you sometimes feel as if you’re the only one frustrated by some particular issue? Chances are many others feel the same way. But nothing will change unless […]


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Carrier preparing for the future with green efforts today

December 9, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The modern day sustainability movement in the U.S. actually began as early as the 1970s with the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the enactment of notable legislation by the U.S. government. In the early years, much of the […]


Infrastructure

ATRI Study Takes Hard Look at BEV Infrastructure Requirements

December 6, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A new study from the American Transportation Research Institute that assessed the infrastructure needs for converting the U.S. vehicle fleet to battery electric — with an emphasis on trucking — underscored that the challenges inherent in such a shift will […]


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Trucking Industry Heads Into Smoother Holiday Season

November 17, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

This holiday shipping season is expected to be marked by fewer delays and disruptions compared with the past two years, thanks to early freight movements, a flattening of volume and increased capacity, experts said. “That concern over supply chain consistency […]


Vehicles

Making the Electrification Transition

October 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

For some time, there has been quite a change in how the trucking industry views the internal combustion engine juxtaposed with the emergence of electrification. I witnessed that during the reveal of Navistar’s S13 Integrated powertrain in Las Vegas this […]


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Industry Works to Make Tractor-Trailer Connections More Efficient

October 7, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

As more data is being shared between trucks and trailers, the trucking industry is working to standardize the connections of the future. In the meantime, fleets are looking for solutions — some of them low-tech — to ensure trucks and […]


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Why trucking is peeved at the Supreme Court

August 19, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Earlier this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to weigh in on two major issues that have roiled trucking for years. And for those in the $800 billion trucking industry, the court’s silence has been deafening! For those of […]


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Trucking industry concerned about SEC’s proposed climate rules

July 14, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

Small and large carriers alike are wondering how the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate disclosure rules could affect their businesses. The regulations would require publicly traded companies to make climate risks and impacts available to investors and the public. […]


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In the trucking industry, saving pennies can add up

June 24, 2022

Via: FreightWaves

The miles may be long in trucking, but the grind also occurs at a more granular level. “Trucking is a business of ‘a little goes a long way,’” notes Reliance Partners Director of Safety Robert Kaferle. Everything from contracts to […]


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Cargo Theft Trends Shift Amid Emboldened Criminals

May 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

A shift in goods being swiped by cargo thieves indicates that criminals targeting the trucking industry are returning to pre-pandemic activity. “We’re kind of back at a normal level — post the shutdown and the pandemic,” Keith Lewis, vice president […]


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2021’s most transformational deals in trucking

December 23, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

Deal flow was heavy in the trucking industry during 2021. Most players in the space have seen multiple quarters of record earnings and cash flows. Whether it was looking for a place to put newfound cash to work, adding drivers […]


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ATA Outlines Concerns on How Vaccine Mandate May Affect Trucking

October 21, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

American Trucking Associations has sent a letter to the Biden administration expressing “grave concern” over the potential damage that the president’s plans for a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many businesses — including trucking companies — could cause for the country. […]


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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 […]


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The simple truth on trucking’s low retention rates

August 20, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

The simple truth is that the low retention rates prevalent in the trucking industry are nothing more than a business challenge gone unchecked. Being in the trucking industry exaggerates this challenge by being capital intensive and having very few restrictions […]


Impact & Regulations

Safety panel: Government conflict on pay rules hurts driver retention

July 19, 2021

Via: FreightWaves

A long-standing gap between how the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Labor view driver wages must be bridged before the trucking industry will have a shot at curing its chronic driver retention problem, according to a […]


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, Shipping, Vehicles

Industry Rejects Tax Proposal Targeting Trucks

May 19, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

A Senate proposal to impose a vehicle-miles-traveled fee exclusively on commercial vehicles drew a strong rebuke from the leaders in the trucking industry. During a May 18 Finance Committee hearing to explore funding solutions for the country’s infrastructure system, Sen. […]


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US Economy, Trucking Industry Poised for Strong Recovery, Economists Predict

March 18, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Economists predict the United States economy broadly and the trucking economy specifically are poised for a rocket-like recovery in the second half of 2021, propelled by $1.9 trillion in federal stimulus and millions of Americans who will receive COVID-19 vaccinations […]


Vehicles

Trucking Industry Sees More Pay Increases for Drivers

December 1, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

KLLM Transport Services and Pride Transport joined the surge of trucking companies set to raise driver pay. Pride Transport increased driver pay by 4 cents per mile Dec. 1. KLLM announced the same day that it is rolling out one […]