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Friday, February 05, 2016

In an effort to help buyers of freight transportation and logistics services to better understand the required best practices in order to be a shipper of choice for their carrier partners, non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has rolled out a Preferred Shipper Checklist.
Posted on 02/05 at 12:13 PM
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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

At a certain point, it seems like the ongoing truck driver shortage cannot get any worse, right? Well, think again, because of myriad reasons we could well be in the very early innings of a game that is, and continues, to be hard to watch. That was made clear in a report issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), entitled “Truck Driver Analysis 2015.”
Posted on 10/06 at 11:07 AM
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Monday, September 28, 2015

The long-running truck driver shortage is getting worse and is limiting carriers’ expansion plans at a time when economic growth is beginning to constrain surface transportation capacity. Finding and retaining enough complaint truck drivers “is the biggest single challenge for us as an industry,” a top trucking industry executive says.
Posted on 09/28 at 09:24 AM
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Monday, July 20, 2015

The era of driverless trucks – or autonomous vehicles, as they are known euphemistically – may be a lot closer to reality than many people think.
Posted on 07/20 at 09:33 AM
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Thursday, April 02, 2015

The ATA reported that the annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers in the fourth quarter dropped 1 percent to 96 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, with turnover for small truckloads carriers, which the ATA defines as those with less than $30 million in annual revenue, headed up 1 percent to 95 percent.
Posted on 04/02 at 10:21 AM
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers in the third quarter rose one percentage point to 97 percent, according to the ATA.
Posted on 01/28 at 10:12 AM
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The truck driver shortage is worsening, threatening the trucking industry’s ability to serve the nation’s supply chains. The shortage will almost certainly cause fleets’ costs to increase and shippers’ rate to continue to rise.
Posted on 11/20 at 07:41 AM
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Monday, October 06, 2014

Not only is the truck driver shortage ostensibly a problem that won’t go away, the situation appears to have become exacerbated compared to previous sentiments in recent years. Given that this dilemma is far from new, there are also more related problems, at least on the surface, when it comes to assessing just what needs to be done to remedy things.
Posted on 10/06 at 11:07 AM
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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

When publicly-traded Class I freight railroad and intermodal service providers issued second quarter earnings results earlier this summer, the topic of less than ideal service on the rails was a common theme within the earnings releases and question and answer sessions with top management at those companies.
Posted on 09/02 at 09:47 AM
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

In recent weeks, many well-known carriers, including Swift Transportation, Con-way Truckload and US Xpress are making a full-on press regarding increasing driver wages in an effort to secure more capacity and keep their wheels moving, as well as to prevent driver turnover at a time when it is becoming more difficult to recruit and retain drivers.
Posted on 08/14 at 10:43 AM
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