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Nearly 41,000 truck drivers tested positive for marijuana in 2022, a 32% increase over 2021, according to a report recently compiled from data in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse.

For their first order of business this year, Republicans on the transportation committee in the U.S. House of Representatives intend to delve into supply chain operations.

OMAHA, Neb. — The contract imposed on railroad workers last fall didn’t resolve their quality-of-life issues, but already this year there are indications the major freight railroads are starting to address some of their concerns.

Nikola Corp. is launching updated branding for its hydrogen production, distribution and sales efforts, sharpening its focus on a segment integral to a company footprint that also includes production of fuel cell electric trucks and development of electric vehicle technology.

Used Class 8 vehicle sales in December declined 2.4% from a year ago, but increased slightly from the prior month, ACT Research reported.

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Trucking Groups Not Pleased With Toll Hikes in Northeast States

Toll increases this year in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York are frustrating trucking companies that are having to pass on costs in the form of higher freight charges.

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Covenant Sees Year-End Slowdown

Covenant Logistics Group Inc. saw a 35% year-over-year decline in earnings amid marginal revenue improvements during the fourth quarter of 2022, the company reported Jan. 25.

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Transport Refrigeration Unit Makers Go Electric

While all-electric transport refrigeration units might seem a relatively new development in the refrigerated transportation segment, the technology has developed over the last 20-plus years.

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