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Flatbeds, van rates start May relatively strong on spot market

A bit of a volume slide in the last week on the spot market for flats and vans, but rates are up and demand remains good. Perhaps more truckers in high-demand areas are taking to heart what recent tactical patience discussions: The best things come to those who wait.

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Partners in Business tip: Shorter loan, less costly truck

The ideal loan term for a three-year depreciable asset like a heavy-duty truck is three or four years. Here's why.

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Carrier claims Amazon fraudulently skimped on payments

Central Freight filed its lawsuit in a U.S. district court April 27. The carrier claims Amazon owes Central $2.4 million in past due payments and nearly $1 million for services Amazon withheld but was was contractually required to award to the carrier. Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.

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Florida legislature eyeing December 2018 ELD deadline for intrastate carriers, California uncertain

Florida's move for its sizable intrastate market follows that of Texas, which adopted a December 2019 date for the ELD requirements for intrastate carriers. California Highway Patrol reps, meanwhile, note they're yet uncertain on an intrastate ELD mandate there.

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Tennessee, California set to raise fuel taxes

Tennessee's diesel tax will increase by 10 cents over the next three years, while California's diesel prices will jump 20 cents later this year.

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ELDs and safety: Wes Memphis weighs in

ELDs and safety: Wes Memphis weighs in

"One thing you come to learn around here is when there is the same highlighted handwritten memo on every table of the drivers' room, in the company newsletter, on the shop bulletin board, even on the inner door of the bathroom stall, somebody done messed up good. ..."

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Congress again slows deployment of wireless roadside inspections, House clears Obamacare overhaul

The measure builds upon Congressional intent in recent years to slow progress on a national wireless roadside inspection until the U.S. DOT answers certain questions for lawmakers. Also, an update on where Obamacare repeal efforts stand after House action this week.

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Truckers land $855k payout from carrier for non-driving tasks

Truckers land $855k payout from carrier for non-driving tasks

XPO Logistics is appealing a California’s agency’s award totaling $855,286 to four truckers for wage law violations, including under a 2016 state law mandating compensating "nonproductive time.”

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Rates find solid footing in April, flatbed soars

Per-mile spot market rates for all three major truckload segments -- dry van, reefer and flatbed -- rose in April, according to data from Truckstop.com. The gains are in line with seasonal trends, but they could also reflect the beginning of a rate swell predicted by trucking analysts to occur this year.

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Celadon, facing $10 million operating loss, wants to scale back reliance on owner-operators

About 1,000 owner-operators worked for the company in 2015, according to data from the CCJ Top 250. Celadon said Wednesday it plans to focus less on recruiting and using owner-operators and instead will “emphasize company drivers” in an effort to boost the company’s profitability.

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