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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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    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.

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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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    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.

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    Knight-Swift buying 10 more Yellow leases

    The carrier is paying about $2.2 million for the additions as it continues the buildout of its LTL network.

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    TFI will spin off Daseke — and invites other specialized TL carriers to join

    The Canada-based logistics giant will follow XPO's playbook to avoid the dreaded "conglomerate discount."

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    FMCSA favors ban on predatory truck towing fees

    The agency is looking to create more barriers for tow companies and add more protections for truckers.

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    ArcBest debuts line of automated forklifts, reach trucks

    The company has piloted the remotely operated equipment in customers' distribution centers and manufacturing facilities, CEO Judy McReynolds said in an interview.

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    Attrition across industries may slow for first half of 2024, survey shows

    Employees said they most often stay put due to flexibility, fulfillment and good compensation.

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    Trucking executives point to potential for 2024 market recovery

    “The freight downcycle seems unlikely to last through the entire year 2024,” Wabash CEO and President Brent Yeagy said on an earnings call.

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    AV restrictions bill reintroduced in California

    The measure seeks to require safety operators onboard heavy-duty self-driving trucks until politicians further authorize the technology.

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    Q&A

    Torc Robotics’ 2024 goals include expanding testing locations

    Company executive Walter Grigg highlighted the changes in an interview with Trucking Dive at a recent technology conference.