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Driver recruitment woes have ‘abated somewhat,’ top TL executives say
March 14, 2023
The decades-long and ever-perplexing truck driver shortage—estimated in excess of 80,000 by the American Trucking Associations—has eased somewhat, according to leading trucking executives. In exclusive interviews with LM, top executives say years of pay increases have apparently paid off in better retention and recruitment of qualified drivers.
Werner announces its acquisition of ReedTMS Logistics
November 8, 2022
Omaha, Neb.-based Werner Enterprises, a global freight transportation and logistics services provider and the nation’s seventh-largest truckload carrier, said this week it has acquired Tampa, Fla.-based Reed Transport Services Inc. and RTS-TMS Inc., through the signing of a definitive agreement and closing on the acquisition of 100% of Reed’s stock.
Congress looks to punt on new highway bill funding, kicking problem into 2021
September 18, 2020
Like seemingly everything else in Washington, Republicans and Democrats are light years apart in negotiations over a new five-year federal highway spending bill, and seem likely to kick the problem into 2021. That inaction—on what was once considered a so-called “must-pass” piece of legislation—is frustrating to leading trucking executives and others who rely on a modern American infrastructure network of interstate highways, bridges, ports and airports.
Werner is taking its Final Mile service North of the border into Canada
July 7, 2020
Company officials said that Werner Final Mile will provide national delivery and related services to residential and business locations throughout all Canadian provinces and territories. They added that this service leverages the company’s strategic alliance agent network, delivering large or heavy items by two uniformed associates manning a liftgate straight truck, in order for customers to ship things like non-conveyable products, including returns and exchanges, in the United States and Canada.
Werner’s Leathers provides insight into various industry topics
May 14, 2018
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently had an opportunity to talk to Derek Leathers, president and chief executive officer of Werner Enterprises, about market conditions, the ongoing driver shortage, and pricing, among other topics.
Report says that possible UPS-Werner last mile partnership could be in the works
May 3, 2018
Everywhere you look, the last-mile delivery market seems to be heating up. And a report published by Reuters yesterday could be labeled as the latest example of that. The report indicated that UPS is currently in talks with Omaha, Nebraska-based truckload and logistics services provider Werner Enterprises to “launch launch an in-home delivery service for large, heavy goods such as couches and treadmills, as the world’s largest package deliverer looks to cash in on one the fastest growing segments...
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