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‘No Jobs Available’: The Feast or Famine Careers of America’s Port Drivers.

Consumer demand has cooled, leaving fewer containers to pick up on the West Coast. For Marshawn Jackson, a truck driver paid by the delivery, that means a hard scrabble to […]







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How a Rail Strike Could Reinvigorate Supply Chain Disruption

Just as the global supply chain flashes signs of returning to normal, a new crisis now threatens to disrupt the transport of a vast range of goods, from agricultural crops […]




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Can the F-150 Lightning Make Everyone Want a Truck That Plugs In?

The evening, punctuated by the local cover band, the Fly Bettys, ended with a fireworks finale accompanied by “God Bless the USA.”The hope of SK, Ford, many energy policymakers and […]




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Can Global Shipping Be Fixed? One Regulator Will Try.

Daniel B. Maffei is at once a crucial player in the campaign to subdue inflation, and a figure virtually unknown outside the confines of his wonky Washington domain.He’s the chairman […]




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Amazon Wants 100,000 Electric Vans. Can Rivian Deliver?

Nearly three years ago, Amazon announced that it would buy 100,000 custom-made delivery vehicles from Rivian, a fledgling maker of electric vehicles. On Thursday, after some delays, the companies said […]




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For Truck Drivers Across the U.S., Major Change Is Approaching Fast

The Petro Travel Center on Interstate 10 in Ontario, Calif., is one of scores across the country. At the front of the building are the things road trippers see when […]




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Truck Drivers’ On-the-Job Training Can Be Costly if They Quit

Once they have earned the license, drivers haul actual loads for their new employers. For typically four to 12 weeks, they are accompanied by a trainer. They earn a set […]




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Soaring Cost of Diesel Ripples Through the Global Economy

Farmers are spending more to keep tractors and combines running. Shipping and trucking companies are passing higher costs to retailers, which are beginning to pass them on to shoppers. And […]




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How The Trucker Protests Are Snarling the Auto Industry

“What people seem to not understand is that when that truck isn’t moving, they make no money,” Ms. Walker said, noting that drivers with certain types of cargo, such as […]