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    Deep Dive

    Freight rates could rebound this year: experts

    Carrier executives are beginning to show optimism for a rate recovery, which could spell rising costs for customers.

    By March 7, 2024
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    Carriers, individuals pledge $3.7M to Trucking Cares Foundation

    More than three dozen companies and individuals each pledged $100,000 to the American Trucking Associations nonprofit over the next decade.

    By March 7, 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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    RK Logistics buys On Time Trucking, expanding to East Coast

    The deal bolsters the 3PL’s ability to store lithium-ion batteries, a growing business segment for the firm.

    By March 1, 2024
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    Report: Employers don’t practice what they preach on skills-based hiring

    Fewer than 1 in 700 new hires benefited from businesses dropping degree requirements, Burning Glass Institute and Harvard Business School estimated.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 1, 2024
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    Veteran XPO driver navigates trucking’s daily challenges with ease

    Steadman “Steve” Mitchell shared insights from his 30 years behind the wheel during a 15-mile delivery run to a prison commissary supplier and a luxury fitness club.

    By March 1, 2024
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    Simpson to replace Roberts as JB Hunt CEO

    The trucking giant’s president will continue in her current role when she assumes the top job in July.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    President and CEO: Trucking companies are splitting the jobs

    The reasoning varies by the carrier. Two trucking leaders describe how they view each role.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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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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    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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    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
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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
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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
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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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    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.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 16, 2024
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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.

    By Carolyn Crist • 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
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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.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 14, 2024
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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
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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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    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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    CH Robinson workforce shrinks for 5th straight quarter

    With 2,400 fewer employees, the brokerage reduced personnel expenses 15.3% year-over-year in Q4. 

    By Feb. 6, 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
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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