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Cents per mile remains the dominant form of pay in the for-hire truckload sector, but its dominance is not as strong as it once was as fleets embrace alternative pay models that take cyclicality out of driver pay. Fleets that have implemented new payment methods said drivers appreciate the steady income.
FedEx Corp. is elevating Raj Subramaniam to the position of president and chief operating officer in the wake of the departure of David Bronczek, who the company said is making a “personal decision” to retire.
Amazon.com led a $700 million equity investment in Rivian Automotive, the electric pickup and SUV maker preparing to deliver its first vehicles next year.
In the nine years that the American Transportation Research Institute has been producing a list of the worst bottlenecks in the United States, three spots have had the inauspicious honor of landing at the top of the list. These same three are consistently awful, even if from year to year one is worse than the others.
As everyone in the trucking industry knows, the driver shortage persists. With bonuses and incentives tempting drivers to come and go between motor carriers, retention can be a challenge. However, carriers can better manage this turnover by avoiding what Norris Beren calls “threats to retention.”
XPO Logistics reported disappointing earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018 and lowered its guidance for 2019 due, in large part, to a sharp drop-off in shipments from its largest customer — believed to be Amazon.com.
The proliferation of sensors across truck fleets means transportation and logistics (T&L) companies now have access to massive amounts of data that could help improve driver safety. Often, however, this abundance of data is as much a challenge as a benefit.Sponsored Content
WASHINGTON — Dave Bauer, the new leader of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, said he believes that raising and indexing federal fuel taxes is the best way to achieve sustainable funding for infrastructure upgrades needed around the country.
Transport Topics reporter Eugene Mulero was a guest on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program Feb. 15, discussing infrastructure funding and taking calls from viewers. Click here for a link to watch a replay of the interview.
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ORLANDO, Fla. — The difficulty of finding truck parking is pushing drivers out of the business and contributing to the industry’s persistent driver shortage, according to experts who spoke at the Natso annual convention, held here Feb. 10-13.
U.S. factory production unexpectedly contracted in January, shrinking the most in eight months on weakness in the automotive sector and indicating a weak start to the year as headwinds including a trade war with China weighed on factories.