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Driver Turnover Rises at Large Truckload Carriers

The turnover rate at large truckload carriers increased in the first quarter of 2018, reflecting how fleets are struggling to retain and recruit new drivers as freight demand rises.

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XPO to Invest $90 Million in New Trucks

XPO Logistics announced plans to invest around $90 million in 770 new tractors for its less-than-truckload fleet in 2018.

Pitt Ohio to Test Natural Gas Mack Anthems

Pitt Ohio will test two Mack Anthem daycabs equipped with Cummins Westport natural gas engines as part of a state-funded program to reduce NOx emissions.

Earnings Watch: YRC Reports Smaller 1st Quarter Loss

Trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. narrowed its first quarter loss but was still in the red, but it expects an improvement in its finances later in the year.

FedEx Freight Names Smith President and CEO

John A. Smith will be FedEx Freight’s new president and CEO come August. Smith, currently senior vice president of operations at FedEx Freight, will succeed Michael L. Ducker, whose pending retirement was announced recently.

Old Dominion Freight Line Announces Leadership Transition

Greg Gantt is succeeding David Congdon as CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line as of May 16 as part of the less-than-truckload company’s designed succession plan.

Q&A: Old Dominion Freight Line Exec on Scope, Scale, and Growth

Old Dominion Freight Line recently posted a short animated video highlighting the scope and scale of the less-than-truckload carrier. We spoke with Chip Overbey, senior vice president of strategic planning, to learn more about OD's impressive growth strategy.

Q&A: Roadrunner Freight President on Being the Economy LTL Provider

We spoke with Grant Crawford, president of Roadrunner Freight, about the less-than-truckload operation's recent rebranding that focuses on offering reliable, non-expedited service at a lower cost.

Bandag Adds Two Retread Patterns for Drive Applications

Bandag’s DR 5.3 and DR4.3 are two retread patterns designed for drive applications in truckload, less-than-truckload and pick-up and delivery fleets.

Commentary: The Promise of E-Commerce

E-commerce is nothing new, but it continues rising to new heights. Smart trucking companies are realizing it’s the next area with a huge growth potential, especially when the overall economy is growing at a moderate rate at best.