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ATA’s truck tonnage index sees solid gains at year’s end, but 2020 totals still...

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index jumped 7.4% in December after rising 3.2% in November. In...
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New Class 8 truck sales start weak in 2020 but finish strong

As expected, U.S. sales of new Class 8 trucks finished the year with a strong December, making 2020 a better sales year than initially...
UPS Freight Truck

UPS puts $800 million price tag on trucking divisions in sales agreement with TFI...

ATLANTA and MONTREAL — UPS and TFI International Inc. on Jan. 25 announced a definitive agreement to sell UPS Freight (UPSF) to TFI International for...
Mark Rourke

Schneider takes stake in autonomous trucking tech as company CEO joins TuSimple advisory board

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Schneider announced last week that company president and CEO Mark Rourke will join TuSimple’s newly established Executive Advisory Board. TuSimple...
RoadOne Logistics

RoadOne IntermodalLogistics acquires DDI Transportation

RANDOLPH, Mass. — RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution and logistics services company, has acquired DDI Transportation, an established, 38-year-old drayage and trucking...
Red Tractor Trailer

Pilot Co., RTS Financial launch fuel-factoring partnership

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Co. and RTS Financial (RTS) in mid-January launched a fuel and factoring partnership to help trucking companies grow their business. Pilot...
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Strong freight markets drive commercial vehicle build rates, forecasts higher, says ACT

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, greater-than-expected build rates in November (the latest available...
DAT Week Ending Jan 10

Spot truckload activity starts 2021 at quick pace, according to DAT

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload activity during the first full week of 2021 picked up where it left off at the end of 2020,...
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Atlanta tops DAT’s list of Top 10 markets for spot truckload freight in 2020

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Atlanta was the hottest place to find spot van and refrigerated truckload freight in 2020, according to DAT Freight & Analytics,...
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Freight levels and pricing continue to climb, but hazards exist

November freight levels remained strong as 2020 entered its final month. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported that its For-Hire Trucking Index increased 3.7%...
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Canada’s Bison Transport under new ownership, but no changes to operations expected  

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Bison Transport Inc., one of Canada’s largest trucking companies, was acquired by James Richardson & Sons Limited (JRSL) on January 1. The...
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Tax-time tips for maximum deductions

Everyone loves a tax deduction, and billions of dollars are spent each year making sure those deductions are maximized. When you own your own...
Custom Rig

DOL issues final rule clarifying definition of ‘independent contractor’

WASHINGTON — On Jan. 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule in the Federal Register that clarifies the standard for employee...
PGT Trucking Inc

Pennsylvania-based PGT Trucking celebrates 40 years in business

ALIQUIPPA, Penn. — PGT Trucking Inc. will reach a milestone this year, celebrating its 40th year in business.Originally based in Industry, Pennsylvania, PGT Trucking was...
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More than a license: Endorsements can expand the possibilities of your driving career

One of the most common mistakes new truck drivers make occurs before they even get their commercial driver’s license (CDL). New drivers often have...
Purple Peterbilt on highway

Truck sales data shows 2020 numbers likely to end on a high note

Sales of new Class 8 trucks and trailers are poised to end 2020 on a strong note, reflecting buyer confidence in a growing economy.For...
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ATA’s truck tonnage index rose 3.7% in November but still lagged 3.8% behind last...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.7% in November after falling 5% in October. In...
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Arizona DOT converts to cashless permitting system for commercial trucks

PHOENIX — Effective Jan. 21, 2021, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) ports of entry will convert to a fully cashless system. The change...
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Truckload turnover rate hits double digits during 2020’s third quarter

ARLINGTON, Va. — The annualized turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose by double-digit percentage points in the third quarter of 2020...
JB Hunt Shipper 360

J.B. Hunt’s Shipper 360 freight-matching platform now offers temperature-controlled services

LOWELL, Ark. — J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has added enhancements to its technology platform, including the availability of temperature-controlled transportation services within Shipper...