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Rates move, slightly: Demand indicators for flat, van, reefer

Hanjin bankruptcy impacts continued to be felt in high van demand out West, while the hurricane put a short-term damper on freight volume out East late last week. Demand pictures for all three major segments available here.

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Partners in Business tip: Develop a business plan

A business plan outlines the details of your operation, including the types of freight you’ll haul, the traffic lanes you’ll run and the rate you’ll be paid. Here's why you need one.

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Mere inches of a near miss: Quick evasive action saves truck from sure disaster

This dashcam vid comes from the Connecticut-based 250-truck Bozzuto's fleet. Says Tom Halpin, transportation safety manager at Bozzuto’s: "In the words of the driver," one of Bozzuto's most senior, "'I don't know if fell asleep or was distracted.' It was mere inches in a near miss."

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Top 10 toughest states for tire violations

Oregon, Texas and North Carolina lead the tire-violations rankings, the latter two also showing an uncommonly strong focus on maintenance/equipment-related violations overall. Peruse more nationally ranked data on equipment violations here.

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Trucking’s campaign contributions heavily favor GOP, including Trump over Clinton

Here's how much trucking contributors have given to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton this election cycle.

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New Jersey passes bill to increase per-gallon diesel tax by more than 30 cents next year

The fuel tax increase includes a 23-cent increase to petroleum taxes across the board, and another four-cent increase for diesel fuel, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2017, through the end of June. The diesel tax is also set to increase by another four cents per gallon after July 1, 2017.

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Trucking groups back bill to reform transportation worker ID program

Trucking organizations are applauding a bill recently introduced to streamline the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program and establish an advisory committee for surface transportation and maritime security issues.

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Diesel prices rise to highest point since last November

A considerable increase in the average price of diesel across the U.S. during the most recent week has diesel prices at their highest point in 11 months, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Nation’s largest private fleet planning to go public in 2017

Schneider said in a press release the objectives of the move are to “facilitate continuity of controlling ownership of Schneider by the future generations of the Schneider family, while continuing forward with its long-standing, independent and professional, corporate governance structure.”

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Small fleet shut down after post-crash investigation revealed bevy of safety violations

A five-truck fleet out of LaGrange, Ga., has been issued an effective shutdown order by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration after an investigation revealed the company did not adhere to driver qualification, drug testing, maintenance regulations and more.

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