Equipment


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    ATRI calls on carriers to share operational costs

    The call to action was made in the trucking industry research group’s annual survey of fleets.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Kenan Advantage Group acquires Northern Dry Bulk

    The addition of the specialty carrier represents the company’s entry into dry bulk transportation.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Trucking Dive

    These five stories detail the top trends and issues facing the trucking and transportation industry. 

    By Trucking Dive staff
  • Yellow Corp. trucks and trailers, which Ritchie Bros. will be auctioning in the coming months.
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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.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Trailer order cancelation rate nearly doubles in January

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

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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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.  

    By Feb. 23, 2024
  • An autonomous Einride vehicle pulls out onto a roadway in Selmer, Tennessee.
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    Autonomous Einride truck makes GE Appliances warehouse deliveries

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

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
  • 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.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
  • Saia tractors without trailers at a lot in Cresson, Pennsylvania
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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.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
  • Three of ArcBest's new Vaux autonomous forklifts stand in a row with their lights illuminated in a dark warehouse.
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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.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom talks to reporters following the FOX Business Republican Primary Debate in September 2023.
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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.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
  • Plow trucks work to clear the Interstate 235 John MacVicar Freeway Freeway as winter storm Gerri dumps inches of snow with high winds in Des Moines, Iowa, on Jan. 12.
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    Extreme weather in January obscures carriers’ Q1 outlooks

    ABF Freight had more than twice as many service center closures last month as usual.

    By , Updated Feb. 9, 2024
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    Parts, labor costs increased as utilization dropped

    Fleets had to pay more for expenses across 18 Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards codes.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
  • A Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Daimler Truck with a white cab and black trailer drives on a sunny road.
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    Daimler, Navistar, Volvo launch zero-emission truck infrastructure group

    The coalition, which includes other stakeholders, describes itself as "the unified voice" for medium- and heavy-duty ZEV infrastructure.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    ‘The fight continues’: Federal excise tax repeal falls short in House

    The American Trucking Associations pledged to continue its push in the Senate.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Paccar recalls over 47K new trucks due to potential loss-of-steering issue

    Certain Peterbilt and Kenworth models could have problems with on-highway, medium-duty and vocational trucks.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
  • Electric forklifts are parked inside Estes' new LTL terminal in Banning, California.
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    Estes buys $2M worth of Yellow load bars, air bags, other supplies

    Some of the equipment will be inventory for use in coming years, President and COO Webb Estes told Trucking Dive.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Walmart hires Kodiak Robotics COO

    James Reed, a leader in autonomous trucking and former CEO of USA Truck, will serve as VP of transportation development.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
  • Ryder trucks outside a facility.
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    Ryder acquires Cardinal Logistics

    The deal brings 200 operating locations and 3,400 drivers to the South Florida-based company.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Class 8 demand in North America to mostly hold in 2024, Paccar forecasts

    Retail orders could hit up to 300,000, which is on the upper end of the OEM’s forecast. 

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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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.

    By Jan. 31, 2024