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John OLeary

Daimler Trucks North America picks O’Leary to succeed Nielsen as president and CEO

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PORTLAND, Ore., and STUTTGART, Germany — The board of management of Daimler Truck AG has appointed John O’Leary, 60, as the next president and...
Brandon Bibbs

Black History Month leaders: Brandon Bibbs works to promote inclusion in trucking industry leadership

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During Black History Month, Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF) is recognizing the achievements of professional truck drivers for their modern-day successes in the trucking...
DAT Graph Feb 7

Spot rates regain footing after slippery weeks in January, DAT says

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — National average spot truckload van and refrigerated rates were virtually unchanged during the week ending Feb. 7, a sign of price...
YRC Freight Truck

YRC Worldwide returns to roots as Yellow Corp.; LTL brands retain existing names

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — YRC Worldwide Inc. has changed its name to Yellow Corp., a nod to the company’s origins as Yellow Transit, and...
Knight Swift Transportation Trucks

Knight-Swift takes majority stake in software provider Eleos

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PHOENIX — Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. last week announced it has acquired a majority ownership position in Eleos, a Greenville, South Carolina-based software provider.Eleos...
open van trailer

Both freight rates and volumes ended the year strong but could falter if the...

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Freight numbers rose in December as rates continued their upward climb. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 7.4% in December...
Daimler EV Charging Site web

Daimler to split truck segment into separate company, focus on zero emissions

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STUTTGART, Germany — Daimler on Feb. 3 announced plans to split its passenger car and commercial truck/bus segments into two independent “pure-play” companies. An...
Tax documents

A tax advisor can help you navigate confusing laws

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As if 2020 didn’t bring enough problems, your tax bill for the year could be impacted. Consulting a professional tax preparer between now and...
2020 Graph 1

2020 ‘one-quarter’ bad for heavy-duty truck market, says ACT

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COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s recently released Transportation Digest, 2020 wasn’t all bad for truck transportation and the heavy-duty market. It wasn’t...
DAT Graph Jan 24

Spot van rates, volumes continue month-long slide, DAT report shows

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BEAVERTON, Ore. — The number of available loads on the spot truckload freight market continued to slide during the week ending Jan. 24, according...
driver in the driver's seat

How 2020 changed the job outlook from the driver’s seat

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Anyone who’s followed the trucking industry knows that carriers who complain about a driver shortage are often regarded with the same disdain as the...
US Xpress Truck

US Xpress makes ‘significant’ financial investment in autonomous trucking

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced last week that the company has made a “significant” financial investment in TuSimple, a self-driving technology...
Epes Transport Truck

Epes Transport celebrates nearly a century in trucking

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Epes Transport System LLC, the largest private truckload van carrier based in North Carolina, is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year....
Truck at Warehouse

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

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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...
International truck grille

New Class 8 truck sales start weak in 2020 but finish strong

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...
2021 Economic Graph

Strong freight markets drive commercial vehicle build rates, forecasts higher, says ACT

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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...