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    DOT rolls out $5B in bridge infrastructure grants

    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will fund 13 economically significant projects to address traffic and freight bottlenecks.

    By July 17, 2024
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    FTC noncompete ban partially blocked by Texas judge

    Judge Ada Brown held that the agency violated the Administrative Procedural Act and exceeded its statutory authority.

    By Ryan Golden • July 15, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Trucking Dive

    These five stories detail the top trends and issues facing the trucking and transportation industry. 

    By Trucking Dive staff
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    Averitt Express to lay off 55 workers after Costco contract ends

    The layoffs in West Palm Beach, Florida, are effective Sept. 1, but the carrier is working to find transfers for all affected employees.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Attrition rates stabilize, but half of US companies report at least 15% turnover

    Although retention continues to improve overall, employee experience and productivity may still need help.

    By Carolyn Crist • July 12, 2024
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    UPS promotes longtime exec to CFO

    Brian Dykes faces the challenge of boosting shipping volumes in a soft freight market while limiting costs.

    By Grace Noto • July 11, 2024
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    How trucking costs reached a new high in 2023

    Last year’s average marginal cost per mile increased to $2.27, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Emergency waivers extended for Baltimore truckers

    The FMCSA will continue to relax ELD and hours of service rules until July 15.

    By July 10, 2024
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    How to make employees feel included, according to researchers

    Burnout and inclusion are statistically intertwined, Boston Consulting Group said in a recent report.

    By Ryan Golden • July 10, 2024
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    Parts, labor costs slide again in Q1

    The 1.7% quarter-over-quarter decrease followed a 1.4% drop in Q4, according to ATA and Decisiv.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Have employers ‘hit a wall’ on reducing worker burnout?

    Employees continue to cite workloads and a lack of flexibility as the driving factors behind burnout, Eagle Hill Consulting’s CEO said.

    By Laurel Kalser • July 8, 2024
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    Reeling from Q1 setbacks, Forward Air secures permanent CFO

    The LTL carrier also named another former Yellow Corp. executive its chief accounting officer.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Canadian border agents ratify labor deal

    The new agreement for the more than 9,000 represented employees runs through June 2026.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Trucking firms add automated scheduling software

    R.E. Garrison is among the firms using Qued's technology to reduce the amount of tedious manual tasks.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Cannabis rescheduling won’t affect truck driver testing, Buttigieg says

    The transportation secretary detailed the department’s stance on potential effects of a pending policy shift by the Biden administration.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Bulldog Hiway Express CEO retires

    Philip Byrd, a former American Trucking Associations chairman, has accepted a part-time lobbying role with the heavy-haul carrier’s parent company, TFI International.

    By June 28, 2024
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    Survey shows how often location affects worker pay

    More than one third of Payscale respondents say they no longer require a degree for salaried positions.

    By Laurel Kalser • June 25, 2024
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    7 stats that show how inflation, AI are reshaping employee expectations

    2024’s talent trends will likely drive “seismic change” in the world of work, ADP research says.

    By Kate Tornone • June 24, 2024
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    Fixing engagement? Consider employee workload, report says

    Achieving optimal workload, however, isn’t just about eliminating work, said a McLean & Co. leader.

    By Carolyn Crist • June 18, 2024
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    AAA Cooper president to succeed CEO

    Charlie Prickett is taking over for Reid Dove three years after Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings acquired the LTL carrier.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Canadian border agents to decide on new labor deal by July 4

    Starting June 20, union members will vote on a tentative four-year agreement that forestalled a potential strike.

    By June 14, 2024
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    FMCSA extends Baltimore bridge collapse emergency waivers

    The second, and likely final, extension of ELD and hours of service rules ends June 22.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Private fleets hire drivers amid changing market

    As the industry transitions, businesses are also simplifying pay models, according to The National Transportation Institute.

    By June 13, 2024
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    LGBTQ+ workers face a substantial pay gap, Glassdoor says

    Unadjusted, the gap is similar to the pay gap between men and women, though LGBTQ+ workers are disproportionately represented in some industries. 

    By Kathryn Moody • June 12, 2024
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    Border agents reach tentative deal with Canadian government

    The union had threatened to strike on Friday if negotiations continued to stall.

    By June 11, 2024
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    XPO board member resigns, joins Brad Jacobs at QXO

    Four of the six members of the building products distributor's board come from the LTL carrier.

    By June 11, 2024