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New Class 8 truck sales aren’t expected to continue at March pace

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In March, U.S. sales of Class 8 trucks achieved a spectacular rebound from February results with sales of 22,512 units, according to data received...
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DAT Truckload Volume Index shows spot van, reefer rates set records

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates hit all-time highs in March, according to DAT Freight & Analytics. Demand for flatbed...
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Attracted by high rates, truckers shift to the spot market

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With truckload rates at historic highs, more carriers made their equipment available on the spot market last week, according to DAT Freight and Analytics,...
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U.S. economy, truck market now ‘as good as it gets,’ says ACT analyst

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, the list of things to like — from...
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Understanding Clearinghouse rules is essential for small trucking businesses

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Starting up your own trucking business with your own authority is a big step that adds complexity to your business. Growing your business from...
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Oil, diesel prices expected to stabilize to pre-COVID levels

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Around the world, demand for oil continues to rise. The result is, as always, increased prices at the pump — and the trucking industry...
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February weather brought temporary setback to trucking volumes

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A polar vortex that invaded deep into the Southern U.S. hit freight volumes hard in February. Travel was halted on icebound Texas highways, oil...
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ATA report shows OTR driver turnover rate ‘held steady’ in Q4 of 2020

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The annualized turnover rate for over-the-road truckload drivers held steady in the last three months of 2020, according to the American...
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Different trailer types help to differentiate truck-driving jobs

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Spend some time on any highway that’s frequented by trucks and you’ll soon realize that trailers come in an amazing variety of shapes and...
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Flatbed freight market jumps as vans, reefers level out week of March 21

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — Truckload van and refrigerated freight volumes leveled off while the flatbed load-to-truck ratio jumped sharply the week ending March 21, according...
Mary Beth Halprin

Women of Trucking: Volvo Group’s Mary Beth Halprin ‘born into’ transportation industry

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In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) recognizes the growing number of women who are supporting...
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ACT’s February for-hire index points to another new low in truck driver availability

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes February data, showed a Driver Availability Index that has tightened...
Rikki Shinkle

Women of Trucking: Rikki Shinkle discovers ‘second family’ in trucking industry

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In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) recognizes the growing number of women who are supporting...
Natashia Gregoire

Women of Trucking: Natashia Gregoire inspired by ‘front-row view’ of trucking industry

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In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) recognizes the growing number of women who are supporting...
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New truck orders far outpacing current production levels

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If you plan to order a new Class 8 truck in 2021, waiting may not be wise. That’s because each new month brings more...
Sherri Garner Brumbaugh

Women of Trucking: Sherri Garner Brumbaugh follows father’s footsteps into trucking, ATA leadership

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In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) recognizes the growing number of women who are supporting...
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Truckload prices jumped as February’s winter weather stressed fragile supply chains

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PORTLAND, Ore. — According to the DAT Truckload Volume Index, freight pricing rose and national average load-to-truck ratios for dry van and refrigerated freight...
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Pennsylvania-based PGT Trucking opens new terminals in Arizona, Arkansas

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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — PGT Trucking Inc. on March 18 announced the official opening of two new locations, one in Phoenix, Arizona, and one in Fort...
Mandy Graham

Women of Trucking: Mandy Graham believes trucking is truly the ‘backbone of America’

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In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) recognizes the growing number of women who are supporting...
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XPO dubs planned spinoff company GXO, plans to complete transaction later this year

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GREENWICH, Conn. — XPO Logistics Inc., which in December 2020 announced plans to spin off the logistics segment of its existing business, on March...