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Van freight: Texas demand sees GATS effect, rates sag nationally, and volume rises

Volume ticked up for dry freight, but rates were lackluster in the past week. Some local markets with a higher van load-to-truck showed opportunity in these states: OR, WA, ID, WI, IN and PA.

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Truck It Smart load board introducing ‘required pricing’ for posted loads

Truck It Smart has made the pricing option for those posting loads directly a "requirement," the CEO says in an open letter advocating for greater rate transparency.

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Con-way drivers say ‘no’ to Teamsters in latest vote

The Teamsters Union was dealt a blow this week from Con-way workers, as employees at Con-way Freight’s maintenance facility in Portland, Ore., voted to reject representation by the union.

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Spot market van freight: As volume grows slowly, pricing lags

Freight trends this week: Nationally, van rates dropped a couple cents, but opportunity exists in local markets in N.Y., Pa., Md., Va. and Ind.; Charlotte-to-Buffalo lane still ripe for triangulation.

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Logging fleet ordered to pay employees, some drivers, $113k in back wages

An Alabama trucking company has been ordered to pay $113,000 in back wages and damages following an investigation by the Labor Department.

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POLL: Best way to tackle detention?

Should government mandate, as the Obama administration's DOT has attempted, that carriers pay detention to drivers, or is continued industry standardization of detention pay the best tack? Something else?

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Reefer leads volume boost on the spot market

Where it's hot and where it's not -- load volume shows increases in this weekly freight trends spotlight, but rates slip a little: hot market maps and analysis for dry van, reefer and flatbed.

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Daseke announces merger with Hornady Transportation

Daseke announced this week a second carrier has merged with the flatbed giant in just over a month.

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Cargomatic freight service adds New York to its regional mix

Connecting "shippers and truckers in real-time" via its smartphone app and back-end service, Cargomatic's official launch into the New York City metropolitan market was announced today.

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East Coast markets — where demand is warming for dry vans

Demand has fallen in many strong areas for van freight since the last weekly trends update, but a turnaround could be approaching. Strong freight volume on the East Coast held the national load-to-truck ratio steady.

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