Operations


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    Knight-Swift’s Jackson steps down, Miller takes helm

    The country’s biggest TL carrier announced a series of changes involving its CEO and CFO.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    SCOTUS examines which transportation workers are exempt from arbitration

    The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals previously ruled in favor of Flowers Foods, finding its truck drivers were not exempt from a federal law.

    By Ryan Golden • 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
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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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    Nikola close to naming next CFO

    CEO Steve Girsky has been serving as interim finance chief following Anastasiya “Stasy” Pasterick’s departure.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
  • Trailers in a yard waiting to be shipped.
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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
  • The exterior of a former Yellow Corp. truck terminal in Landover, Maryland, that was acquired by XPO at a bankruptcy auction.
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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.

    By Feb. 22, 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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    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.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 20, 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.

    By Feb. 20, 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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    CH Robinson names new surface transportation president

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

    By Feb. 16, 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
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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.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
  • Swift trailer hauled on a highway alongside 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.

    By Feb. 14, 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
  • A truck on Route 66 travels by an open field with a blue sky in the background.
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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.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
  • A Torc Robotics truck on a highway with other trucks in the background.
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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
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    Top 7 trucking dispatch software providers for 2024

    Regardless of your fleet size or business model, selecting the right dispatch solution is crucial for success.  

    By Bryan Jones, CEO of Truckbase.com • Feb. 12, 2024
  • XPO CIO Jay Silberkleit points to a QR code above a door at the carrier's Hagerstown terminal in Pennsylvania.
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    XPO will add 2,000 doors with Yellow terminal acquisitions

    Half of the 28 facilities will expand the size of the carrier's real estate network, while it moves into the rest from smaller, existing locations nearby.

    By Feb. 9, 2024