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Trucking Applications May Set Record

About 51,000 motor carriers had received common or contract carrier authority through June, making 2021 likely to surpass 2020’s calendar-year record of 59,000, according to transport consultancy FTR. The company’s data was drawn from FMCSA…

Even without a pandemic, U.S. trucking was looking at a tough time this year. When the year began, the industry was coming off a challenging 2019, when overcapacity and weak pricing forced at least 795 trucking companies to close. It’s important to note that a great many small carriers close every year. That’s because a disproportionate number of them are lightly funded, one-person operations. Still, closings last year were inordinately high, according to industry studies. 0

Support Grows For Younger Drivers

A group of bipartisan legislators reintroduced the DRIVE-Safe Act to address the growing shortage of professional truck drivers in the U.S. by allowing certified commercial truck driver’s who are under 21 to cross state lines…

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Trucker Shortage Driving Up Prices

America’s trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter. McDonald’s Corp. long-time distributor Martin-Brower Co. is raising delivery fees, imperiling low menu prices, and Procter and Gamble Co…

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Demographics Hurting Trucking

Trucks hauled more than 70 percent of freight tonnage in the U.S. last year, generating $676 billion in revenues, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA). But the industry is grappling with a growing problem…

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