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Turnover Increases; Still Historically Low

The turnover rate at U.S. truckload fleets increased during the first three months of 2017 while remaining at historically low levels, according to the American Trucking Associations.

Analysis: Behind the Wave of Trucking Mergers and Acquisitions

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the number and size of trucking mergers and acquisitions like we have lately. HDT Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge spoke with Lana Batts at Transport Capital Partners to gain some perspective.

Swift-Knight Merger to Create Truckload Giant

Swift Transportation Co. and Knight Transportation Inc. announced on April 10 that they will merge via a stock swap to form a new company, Knight-Swift Transportation. The two Phoenix, Arizona-based carriers say the new company will be the truckload industry's largest.

Choppy Freight Reduces Driver Turnover Rate

The American Trucking Associations has reported that the churn rate at large and small fleets dropped by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks only to the choppiness of the freight market.

The Long and the Short of Truckload Today

In the third part of our Trucking in the 21st Century series, we look at how the length of haul is no longer the yardstick for truckload — innovation and flexibility are.