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Judge sends outstanding Pilot Flying J lawsuits to mediation

The seven outstanding lawsuits filed against Pilot Flying J over its fuel rebate withholding scheme have been ordered to mediation, where the trucking companies who opted out of the fuel provider and truck stop chain's class-action settlement will seek to reach a separate settlement with Pilot.

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Trucking gains 2,300 jobs in July, U.S. hiring remains strong

The for-hire trucking industry added 2,300 jobs in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the government. The U.S. economy as a whole in July added 209,000 non-farm jobs, but the national unemployment rate rose a tenth of a percent to 6.2 percent.

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Senate acts to ensure highway funding to May, passes short-term bill

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until the end of May. The bill was passed by the House earlier this month, so the bill now is a presidential signature away from becoming law.

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California’s high court rules carrier misclassified drivers as independent contractors

Drivers signed on as independent contractors for the Long Beach, Calif.-based Pac Anchor Transportation were misclassified as contractors and should have instead been classified as employees of the carrier, the California Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week.

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New study highlights state truck enforcement disparities

The new report, from ATRI, stresses that the different priorities and violation issuance rates across states dramatically undermine the uniformity of CSA.

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Gliders 101: Five common questions about glider kits answered

Today’s glider kits are taking off, offering the same amenities and similar resale value and warranties as dealer trucks. One of the biggest attractions lies under the hood. Answers to these five questions will prime you for shopping.

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Diesel price continues tumbling, hits 8-month low

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell another 1.1 cents to $3.858 in the week ended July 28, marking the fourth consecutive week the price fell. It’s still at its lowest point since mid-November 2013.

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Trucking’s future looks great — for those who can adapt

Freight’s going to be moving in 2025, and there will be money behind it: The question is will you be one of the ones hauling it?

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Overdrive presents show trucks, trucking talent, business ed at Dallas show

The Great American Trucking Show will host the Pride & Polish National Championship, educational opportunities, the finale of the Truckers Talent Search and the crowning of Overdrive's Most Beautiful winner.

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Drivers, OOIDA get $3M settlement in class-action suit against C.R. England

A federal court has approved a $3 million class action settlement over truth-in-leasing regulations in favor of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association against C.R. England Inc.

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