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Report: Dollar General to expand private trucking fleet

Dollar General is bringing more of its transportation in-house.

The discounter will expand its private trucking fleet in a move to help reduce shipping costs as the prices for trucking services soar amid tight capacity in U.S. domestic supply chains, reported the Wall Street Journal. The move comes as higher shipping costs took a bigger bite out of Dollar General’s profits in its most recent quarter.

Dollar General’s private fleet, which dates back to 2016, has grown to more than 700 tractors and more than 550 drivers. It handles about 13% of the company’s outbound dry transportation and 48% of its outbound transportation of fresh products, the report said. To read the full story, click here.

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