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Soft market conditions in 2023 placed financial strain on many of the largest for-hire trucking companies in North America. 

DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America provided a first glimpse of the next configuration of its flagship Class 8 VNL tractor — a VNL 440 Electric — during a media event at its customers center.

Federal regulators are set to decide the fate of a long-stalled natural gas export project that has been at the center of a political firestorm over climate change and energy policy.

U.S. trailer orders continued the trend of year-over-year declines in May following a short-lived turnaround, ACT Research reported.

A new study by the American Transportation Research Institute identifies key obstacles that keep women from entering and remaining in the trucking industry.

WASHINGTON — A fiscal 2025 bill to ensure funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation is on Congress’ agenda this summer.

Graphite is key to manufacturing the lithium-ion batteries that power electric cars, and there has been a push to grow a U.S. supply chain.

Artur Express plans to operate 100 sleeper trucks with Kodiak Robotics’ self-driving truck technology installed in a partnership between the companies, they said.

Mesilla Valley Transportation truck

The largest for-hire carriers have persevered through a down market with care for their customers and close attention to controlling costs.

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LNG Export Project at Center of Firestorm Set for Vote

Federal regulators are set to decide the fate of a long-stalled natural gas export project that has been at the center of a political firestorm over climate change and energy policy.

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Buttigieg Promotes Infrastructure Law During Election Year

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been pointing to the benefits linked to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which President Joe Biden touts as a signature achievement.

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Motor Carriers Not Quick to Enroll in Apprenticeship Program

In 2022, some in trucking hoped that a pilot to teach and monitor 18- to 20-year-olds in interstate commerce could help lessen the driver shortage. Now it’s not looking that way.

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J.B. Hunt truck

Soft market conditions in 2023 placed financial strain on many of the largest for-hire trucking companies in North America. 

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Technology vendors serving the freight transportation industry are investing in AI to drive their product development and ultimately unlock higher levels of safety and productivity.

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