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Business, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

‘Fragile’ Jet Fuel Supply Chain Could Ground Firefighting Aircraft

A DC-10 air tanker drops fire retardant A DC-10 air tanker drops retardant while battling the Salt Fire near the Lakehead community of Unincorporated Shasta County, Calif. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

BOISE, Idaho — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfire season, potentially endangering surrounding communities.

Keith Ridler | Associated Press
July 13, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Labor, Food Shortages in Supply Chain Take Toll on Restaurants

A Wood N Tap Restaurant in Southington, Conn., receives a delivery from Performance Foods. A Wood N Tap Restaurant in Southington, Conn., receives a delivery from Performance Foods. (Mark Mirko/Hartford Courant via Tribune Content Agency)

For many restaurateurs across Connecticut, daily deliveries of food have become inconsistent, later than usual and sometimes canceled at the last minute. Part of the problem is a shortage of staff at food purveyors and trucking companies.

Susan Dunne | Hartford Courant
June 25, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Some Denver Gas Stations Have Been Running Short of Fuel

A fuel pump at a Sinclair Oil Corp. gas station in Denver A fuel pump at a Sinclair Oil Corp. gas station in Denver in March. (Chet Strange/Bloomberg News)

Dozens of gasoline stations in Denver and southern Colorado ran dry last weekend as a shortage of truck drivers and pipeline work delayed fuel supplies.

Jeffrey Bair | Bloomberg News
June 21, 2021
Business, Top 100

Fleets Turn Attention to Driver Lifestyle

Groendyke Transport driver Antonio Cruz steps into his truck cab. (Groendyke Transport) Groendyke Transport driver Antonio Cruz steps into his truck cab. (Groendyke Transport)

At a time when attracting and retaining professional truck drivers has become more difficult than ever, fleets are thinking differently about this persistent industry challenge.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
June 18, 2021
Business

ATA Mid-Year Attendees Optimistic About Trucking

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SAN ANTONIO — During one of the first in-person industry events to be held as the country emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, trucking executives attending American Trucking Associations’ Mid-Year Management Session expressed optimism about opportunities that await motor carriers — and the nation overall — as life for Americans returns to normal.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 20, 2021
Business, TCA

Shortage of Truck Drivers Concerns California Ag Producers

A forklift moves pallets of yellow sweet corn into a refrigerated truck. A forklift moves pallets of yellow sweet corn into a refrigerated truck. (Mark Elias/Bloomberg News)

A worsening shortage of truck drivers is raising concerns among California farmers that, unless a solution emerges soon, there might not be enough hauling capacity to bring this year’s harvest to market.

John Cox | The Bakersfield Californian
May 4, 2021
Business, Technology, Equipment

Workflow Software Could Be Part of Solution to Truck Driver Shortage

Maven Machines CEO Avi Geller “It’s expensive to hire a driver, so if you can avoid the need to do so that pays dividends,” Maven Machines founder and CEO Avi Geller says. (Pittsburgh Technology Council via YouTube)

Trucking has been facing a driver shortage problem for quite some time, but workflow software could be part of the solution.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2021
Business, Safety, Logistics

Driver Shortage Is Over Temporarily

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The often discussed driver shortage is over — at least for the time being — as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the deepening U.S. recession and a falloff in the amount of freight being hauled by many sectors of trucking, industry experts said.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 28, 2020
Business, Safety

Putting the Brakes on Rising Insurance Costs

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Fleet owners and operators are faced with a convergence of business challenges that have forced some operations to close. Tight shipping rates, increased insurance premiums, and continued driver shortages are pressuring businesses to reconsider long held operational beliefs in order to stay profitable.   In these challenging times, how do commercial fleets create a model of operational excellence that reduces risk and protects their profitability?

March 26, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

US Senate Bill to Allow Interstate Truckers Under 21 Touted at Hearing

Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said lowering the interstate driving age requirement could help the industry tackle its shortage of truck drivers. (Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — A bill that would pave the way for commercial drivers younger than 21 to drive trucks across state lines received a resounding endorsement from an organization that represents freight industry interests nationwide during a Feb. 4 Senate hearing.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 4, 2020

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