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When safety is a personal value instead of just a priority, compromise doesn’t happen

There’s a difference between values and priorities. On the surface, they seem similar, but let’s take a closer look.For example, imagine you’re hungry. Maybe...
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Safety pioneer Steve Bryan joins Drivewyze team as senior advisor

DALLAS — Steve Bryan, an expert on safety data, has joined Drivewyze as a senior safety advisor, the company announced last week. Bryan will...
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Fleet owners have gone ‘from fear, to hope, to optimism’ as Class 8 sales...

U.S. sales of new Class 8 trucks declined slightly in October, according to figures received from ACT Research. During the month, 19,034 trucks were...
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Average marginal cost per mile for trucking drops to $1.65, ATRI report shows

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) this week released the findings of its 2020 update to “An Analysis of the Operational...
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ATA’s October Truck Tonnage Index down 6.3% from September, 8.7% below October 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.3% in October after gaining 5.7% in September. In...
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Tight supply-demand balance reflected in ACT’s latest for-hire index

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes data for October, shows a second consecutive month of record...
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FMCSA clarifies agricultural commodity definitions for farmers, commercial drivers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has published a final rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions...
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Knichel, Teuton tie for this year’s ‘Influential Woman in Trucking’ award

PLOVER, Wis. — Kristy Knichel, CEO of Knichel Logistics, and Jodie Teuton, vice president of Kenworth of Louisiana/Hino of Baton Rouge and Monroe, have...
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U.S. Xpress, MIT partner to improve driver efficiency

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Inc. is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics to develop a roadmap...

Medallion Transport names Jesse Merrell as new chief operating officer

MT. LAUREL, N.J. — Medallion Transport Holdings has appointed Jesse Merrell as chief operating officer (COO).Merrell has served as vice president of Medallion’s heavy haul...
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Make the most of fuel surcharges by squeezing the most from each gallon

Fuel discounts are good. So are fuel surcharges. If you’re an owner-operator, you’ll be able to quickly answer this simple question: What is your...
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Tenstreet acquires Stay Metrics, companies plan to provide enhanced resources for driver recruiting, retention,...

TULSA, Okla. — Tenstreet, a provider of driver-recruiting software and workflow solutions for the trucking and transportation industry, has acquired Indiana-based Stay Metrics, a...
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Industrial truckload shipments see decline, while retail markets show definite benefit for smaller carriers

Trucking capacity continued to be tight in September, with plenty of freight to haul and too few trucks to haul it. The result was...
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TRATON, Navistar announce definitive merger agreement at $44.50 per share, total cost nearly $3.7...

MUNICH and LISLE, Ill. — TRATON SE and Navistar International Corp. announced Nov. 7 that the two companies have reached a definitive merger agreement....
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Volvo, Daimler cement agreement on production of commercial fuel-cell systems for heavy-duty trucks

STUTTGART, Germany, and GOTHENBURG, Sweden — The Volvo Group and Daimler Truck AG have signed a formal, binding agreement for a joint venture to develop, produce...
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Sherri Garner Brumbaugh elected ATA chair, becoming second woman to lead association

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Board of Directors of American Trucking Associations (ATA) have elected Sherri Garner Brumbaugh as the organization’s 76th chair during ATA’s...
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TRATON partners with Hino, launches e-mobility venture to develop commercial electric vehicles

MUNICH and TOKYO — TRATON SE and Hino Motors Ltd. have signed a joint venture agreement to develop and produce electric commercial vehicles, the...

Tying up loose ends: Knowledge is the key to making a successful career move

Trucking companies are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to investigate the background of anyone who applies for a driving job....
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Don’t let road expenses eat away at your take-home pay

Driving professionally can be a rewarding experience, but just how rewarding often depends on choices the driver makes while on the road. For many...
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Driver shortage tops ATRI’s 2020 list of top trucking industry issues for motor carriers;...

ARLINGTON, Va. — For the fourth year in a row, the driver shortage is the top overall concern for the trucking industry, according to...