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

    Load posts for Week 7 fell to the lowest number in at least eight years, DAT said.

    Updated Feb. 22, 2024
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    Ritchie Bros. schedules auctions for Yellow equipment

    The bankrupt carrier’s trucks and trailers will be up for bidding online over the next two months.

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    Trailer order cancelation rate nearly doubles in January

    ACT Research noted an 18-month freight recession is impacting firms’ capital.

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    Autonomous Einride truck makes GE Appliances warehouse deliveries

    In Selmer, Tennessee, a robot also loads and unloads the freight.

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    Flexport relaunches Convoy’s load board

    Users began logging back into the platform shortly after the app reactivated, EVP and Head of Trucking Bill Driegert said.  

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    XPO will deploy EV trucks in California in April

    The LTL carrier has received the straight trucks it ordered last year and will roll them out in San Pedro Bay.

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    Deep Dive

    What’s a Yellow terminal worth? It depends on location, and who you ask.

    XPO, Estes and Saia spent hundreds of millions of dollars on properties. Old Dominion skipped the auction. Executives shared their reasoning in interviews and earnings calls.

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    Gen Z workers say they are worried about AI replacing them

    Most workers want to use generative AI tools more in the workplace, but some have concerns about their roles in the near future.

  • A Peterbilt truck, hauling a trailer, equipped with Aurora's autonomous driving technology.
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    Aurora more than doubles AV truck pilot revenue

    Autonomous readiness and performance indicators improved in recent months, the company said, as it approaches fully driverless operations.

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    Declines persist in dry van contract replacement rates

    Overcapacity is still lingering as carriers seek to maintain market share, according to DAT.

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    Saia plans $1B in capex this year. Yellow terminals are just a quarter of it.

    The carrier expects to spend a separate $300 million on real estate, alongside equipment and technology upgrades, CFO Doug Col said on an earnings call.

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    Ryder System sets sights on growing cross-border business

    A new warehouse in Laredo, Texas, and an expanded drayage yard in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, give the carrier capacity to handle more freight.

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    Frontline workers are more likely to be anxious and depressed, survey finds

    Employers have a vested interest in educating these essential workers about their well-being options, meQuilibrium’s chief science officer said.

  • An "I Love Trucks" sign on the exhibition floor at the 2022 ATA Management Conference & Exhibition.
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    Trucking conferences and events to watch in 2024

    Opportunities abound next year for executives to meet their counterparts and learn what’s new in the industry.

    Updated Nov. 13, 2023
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    Trucking prepares for regulation, rising costs in 2024

    A persistently soft freight environment is among many issues carriers will confront this year. We talked to execs about how they are preparing.

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    Deep Dive

    Top trucking trends to monitor in 2024

    Rising costs will be a chief concern for carriers as they work to retain labor and integrate technology in a stubbornly soft freight environment this year.

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    Trucking labor rules and regs to watch in 2024

    Adding to a major swing in classifying independent contractors, rules governing meal and rest breaks safety could develop this year.

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    ‘A mandate to grow’: Trucking’s 2024 M&A outlook is bright

    Buyers are on the lookout for well-run operations with niche expertise, said M&A adviser Spencer Tenney.

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    Estes angles for growth in Canada with Yellow terminal acquisitions

    The LTL carrier saw the competitor’s bankruptcy auction as a chance to take on more cross-border business, President and COO Webb Estes said in an interview.

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    Deep Dive

    Why carriers, shippers use drop and hook in good times and bad

    Fleets and brokers see their drop-and-hook programs as a competitive advantage that gives shippers what they want.

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    CH Robinson names new surface transportation president

    Michael Castagnetto was promoted to oversee the brokerage’s largest business segment.

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    Atlanta’s Perimeter has 3 of the top 10 U.S. truck bottlenecks

    But Georgia Motor Trucking Association President and CEO Ed Crowell expressed optimism to Trucking Dive about ongoing improvements.

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    Cardinal deal to generate $1B in annualized revenue, Ryder projects

    About 85% of the North Carolina business’ operating revenue comes from dedicated transportation, Ryder CEO Robert Sanchez said.

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    65% of employees say they experienced burnout in 2023

    Although employee burnout is decreasing slightly, most workers say it’s still negatively affecting their job performance.

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    Bison Transport, CPKC ink intermodal services agreement

    The deal is among several partnerships between segment players to capitalize on growing cross-border shipping traffic.