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The Biden administration is laying out more of its vision for decarbonizing the freight industry, including plans for standardizing charging infrastructure for electric trucks.

Old Dominion Freight Line experienced growth in revenue and earnings for the first quarter of 2024, the company reported April 24.

Shawn Stewart is set to join Forward Air as CEO, effective April 28, the carrier said April 23. He also will join the asset-light transportation services group’s board of directors.

Ryder's profits fell in the first quarter on sharply lower used tractor and truck prices and weak rental market conditions, the company said April 23, but saw a boost from recent acquisitions.

Navistar parent company Traton is standing firm in its belief that battery-electric trucks are the best alternative for trucking fleets looking to decarbonize their operations.

Increasingly, trucking companies' search for truck drivers is moving beyond U.S. borders as immigration programs become a greater focal point.

Although FMCSA's efforts to streamline the driver verification process are helping fleets reduce risk via the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, it's also reduced the pool of qualified drivers.

Across the major logistics market segments, 2023 brought a spate of challenges including compressed margins, rising labor costs and inflationary pressures, ensuring a down year for many.

2023 was a generally downtrodden year for 3PLs, with plummeting transportation rates and shippers focused on right-sizing inventories and reducing logistics costs.

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Assuring the country about the Biden administration’s efforts to improve connectivity along mobility corridors is atop Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s spring agenda.

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Biden Makes $11 Billion Push to Beat China at Chip Research

The Biden administration is trying to turn cutting-edge semiconductor research into a more enticing field for Americans.

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When Will Freight Market Conditions Improve?

Stubbornly weak freight market conditions have placed financial strain on 3PLs in recent years with an oversupply of truck capacity driving down rates and squeezing brokers’ margins.

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