Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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The largest U.S. truckload carrier could add 700 to 1,100 trucks this year, if higher rates, higher freight demand and higher pay keep drivers in truck cabs.

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