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Transport Topics business coverage focuses on the financial, economic, and commercial aspects of the modern freight business. Looking at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic forces shaping bottom lines, the news in this category includes labor news, jobs reports, tonnage and sales indicators, operations analysis, money and banking, mergers, acquisitions, e-commerce, bankruptcy, insurance issues, and more.

Business, Technology

Reduce the Noise: How to Solve Fleet Data Overload

Trucking companies today are inundated with fleet data. The constant juggling of system logins, dashboards, and alerts is not only overwhelming, but it’s inefficient and generates higher operating costs.

January 26, 2023

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Business, Equipment

Don’t Get Stuck with Decal – KWIK ZIP™ IT!

Program Aired: November 10, 2022, 2 p.m. ET. Would you believe that in the time it takes to enjoy this webinar, your trailer could be equipped with the KWIK ZIP™ System and new graphics? It's true! The revolutionary KWIK ZIP™ offers ultra-premium, long-term graphics that can be installed or changed out in less than an hour. (10) 53' trailer graphic installations in 1 day? No problem with KWIK ZIP™!  

November 10, 2022
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Schneider Reports 18% Earnings Decline for Q4

Schneider experienced an 18% year-over-year drop in fourth-quarter earnings, the company reported Feb. 2.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 2, 2023
Business, Logistics, Top 100

ODFL Reports Record-Setting 2022; CEO Transition Plan Announced

Old Dominion Freight Line capped a record-setting year with revenue and earnings increases in the fourth quarter of 2022, the company reported Feb. 1, one day after revealing its leadership transition plan

February 2, 2023
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

TuSimple Says It Didn’t Share Tech With China-Linked Hydron

TuSimple Holdings Inc., an autonomous trucking startup that’s been the subject of U.S. investigations, said it hasn’t shared self-driving technology with another startup with Chinese ties.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
February 2, 2023
Business, Logistics, For-Hire

Landstar System Reports Revenue Decline for Q4

Landstar System Inc. experienced a year-over-year decline in revenue and earnings during the fourth quarter of 2022, the company reported Feb. 1.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
February 2, 2023
Government, Business

Jobless Aid Filings Lowest Since April 2021

U.S. applications for jobless aid fell again last week to their lowest level since April, further evidence that the job market has withstood aggressive rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.

Matt Ott | Associated Press
February 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Autonomous, Private

Fleets, Tech Developers Chart Course to More Sustainable, Efficient Supply Chains

LAS VEGAS — Electric and autonomous vehicles can help build more sustainable and efficient supply chains, but the freight transportation sector will need to overcome various challenges to realize their potential.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 2, 2023

TT Podcasts: RoadSigns

Host Seth Clevenger chats with autonomous vehicle pioneer Don Burnette about the pros and cons of driverless cars and trucks. Third of a three-part series on autonomous vehicles.

February 2, 2023
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Daimler Automation Head Says Collaboration Key to Tech’s Success

LAS VEGAS — The leader of Daimler Truck North America’s autonomous technology division said the path to self-driving trucking will advance through partnerships like those her company has forged, and believes the outcome of such collaborations will ultimately benefit motor carriers.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 1, 2023