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Another look at April rates: Spot market rates in all three segments tilt toward carriers (with charts)

Posted rates on the spot market in April didn’t continue the upward trend seen in March, according to the latest data from Truckstop.com, but paid rates — the actual amount paid to carriers after negotiation with brokers and shippers — climbed in all three segments in the month.

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April volume, rates: Spot load availability falls, base linehaul rates rise

Controlling for declines in fuel prices, base line-haul rates were up in April viewed year over year, suggesting a continuing good rate negotiating environment for independents able to secure freight.

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ACT Expo 2015: Cummins introduces new natural gas engine, Penske gets alt-fuel grant, Rush unveils new tech

The Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Dallas, Texas, last week resulted in several big announcements regarding natural gas and the trucking industry.

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Teamsters split votes at FedEx, lose another at Con-way

The Teamsters Union's continued campaigns to organize drivers at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight saw mixed results in recent months, as has been the trend since the union began its efforts last year to affiliate drivers at the two carriers, two of the country's largest, with the nationwide driver union.

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Trucking sets revenue record in 2014, eclipsing $700 billion and hauling 70% of U.S. freight

The trucking industry brought in a record $700.4 billion in revenue in 2014, according to a report released this week by the American Trucking Associations.

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1,900 trucking jobs added in April; U.S. unemployment rate at 7-year low

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,900 jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, released May 8, making up some ground lost in March.

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New ‘LoadDOCs’ document-transfer app

The latest such app on the market, available for Android and iOS, was designed by software engineer Will Chu, who's now on a mission to connect with users on enhancements.

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Do you manage your truck/trucks’ ECM data?

Do you download and examine data recorded by your truck's electronic control module? Hard brake events, last-stop information, speed and fuel economy data are all among the parameters measured.

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Photos, video: Freightliner’s introduction of U.S.’ first autonomous truck

Photos and video of Freightliner's self-driving truck, unveiled this week.

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Geographically undesirable: Q&A with Indiana, S.C. enforcement reps

Efficacy and fairness of the federal CSA program questioned given broad geographical differences in approaches to enforcement. More from this candid talk at TCA's Safety/Security Division meet.

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