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Severe Weather: What Motor Carriers Can Control

Weather is transportation’s wildcard. Last weekend, a surprise tornado cropped up on Florida’s Interstate 95, a well-trafficked lane for truck drivers. The wicked appearance of a strong event like this provides a sobering reminder of just how volatile nature can

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When Will Congress Pass Rail Safety Legislation?

This Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of the Feb. 3 Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. The accident involved some 20 hazmat railcars. Emergency crews responding to the derailment had to conduct controlled burns of toxic material,

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Volvo Reveals New Heavy-Duty Truck Design

On Tuesday, heavy-duty truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks North America (VTNA) revealed a makeover for its flagship truck design—the Class 8 VNL. VTNA, a manufacturing division of Sweden-based Volvo, announced the order book will open in April, while production will start

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Bankrupt LTL Carrier’s Latest Auction Nets $82 Million

In August, an embattled industry giant had finally fallen. Less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier Yellow Corp. filed for bankruptcy, shuttering the firm’s 99-year-old operation. Yellow filed the petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware under Chapter 11 of

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Co-Brokering Versus Double Brokering

The complex operations that weave the transportation industry together create an even more complex glossary of industry terms and jargon. Supply chain professionals must memorize unique acronyms, like OTR, LTL, and IPI, or specific terms, like hours-of-service, statement of difference,

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New Labor Rule Clouds Trucking’s Owner-Operator Model

Sweeping legislation from the Department of Labor was enacted by the Biden administration last Tuesday. The labor rule is designed to prevent workers from being misclassified as independent contractors. The final ruling strokes a broad brush across America’s labor force.

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