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Reefer, van spot market update: Rates ‘may have finally bottomed out’

Weekly spot market update for first week of February, the slowest month on DAT's load boards, shows reefer lulls in the very-low-demand Pacific Northwest, as well as Florida and Georgia. Southern-border reefer activity is beating California, too.

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Owner-operator sues CRST over alleged racial discrimination in non-driving trainer job

A current owner-operator and former CRST Expedited driver trainer has filed a lawsuit against CRST claiming a colleague regularly harassed him because of his skin color, insulted and humiliated him in front of his peers and, ultimately, publicly assaulted him and fired him.

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An hourly future for driver pay?

There's evidence that legal and other pressures could lead to more prevalence for a time-based pay model, particularly for company drivers. Should a state-to-state patchwork of enforceable labor laws be the way forward?

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Pilot Flying J’s former president indicted in fuel rebate withholding scheme

Court records include transcripts of conversations -- secretly recorded by an FBI informant working for Pilot -- held between Hazelwood and other Pilot employees allegedly discussing the scam and how to use it against trucking companies who signed diesel fuel purchasing contracts with the truck stop chain.

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Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time

Cargo Chief head Abtin Hamidi wants to "change the way freight is bought and sold," he says -- the company plans to launch a lump-sum pay-for-time model in its contracts with independents and small fleets.

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Spot market rates update: Van, flatbed sink in January while reefer sees small gain

Spot market rate averages in all three major truckload segments compiled from January transaction data.

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Country’s average fuel price a fraction above $2 in latest report

Diesel prices dropped for the 13th consecutive week last week, falling to $2.008 per gallon.

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Driver shortage: Readers weigh in on turnover, rates, pay, working conditions and more

What's your view? Respondents to recent polling expressed widely different views about a driver shortage. About half of readers consider it real, while the other half view it as myth or primarily a misnomer for other things, low pay chief among them.

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FMCSA grants exemption for wireless rechargeable tow lights

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow the use of rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during towing situations.

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Drivewyze to run four-state ‘e-inspection’ field demonstration

Drivewyze's e-inspection test will be expediting Level 3 driver inspections on lanes in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania in cooperation with enforcement departments and truckers running those areas.

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