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Another Swift trucker brings lawsuit claiming maintenance negligence by carrier caused severe injuries

A former Swift Transportation driver has filed a lawsuit against the mega-fleet seeking payment for medical expenses and lost wages she claims were caused by negligent maintenance practices by Swift.

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Omnitracs announces future partnership with Cummins for ‘over the air’ engine updates

Omnitracs, at its annual outlook conference, unveiled its new Intelligent Vehicle Gateway, a new Windows mobile platform that expands on the capabilities of the Mobile Computing Platform line that Omnitracs inherited from Qualcomm.

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Wireless Roadside Inspection research project’s final phase under way

Though the FAST Act highway bill and late-2015 appropriations bill made future Wireless Roadside Inspection funding contingent on a forthcoming report, bills left open funding streams dedicated to current projects, now under way.

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One carrier’s work-around for the driver shortage

Landstar’s low turnover rate shows that strong earnings potential for drivers can soften a labor shortage by retaining solid operators.

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U.S. diesel average drops 4 cents, nears $2 threshold

Following another multi-cent drop, diesel prices near a marker they haven't crossed in over 10 years.

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Large carrier turnover rate hits 100 percent, ATA reports

The annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers rose 13 points to 100 percent in the third quarter of 2015, ATA reports.

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The first time I heard the phrase ‘driver shortage’ …

Tracking back to the origins of our February cover story questioning what might be the trucking industry's most unquestioned assumption: the driver shortage.

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Brief longshoremen strike temporarily halted truck activity at major East Coast ports Friday

Port officials had begun barring trucks from lining up on port roadways 11 a.m., only a few minutes after announcing the surprise work stoppage. A little later, the port authority said that full operation was being restored.

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The driver shortage alarm

The disconnect between the money and the mantra: As trucking has trumpeted a driver shortage over most of the last 10 years driver pay hasn’t risen in a way that would reflect such a strong labor demand.

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CARB exemption, Obamacare deadlines this weekend

Heads-up on two fast-approaching deadlines Jan. 31: 1) Final day to register with and report to the California Air Resource Board for its 1,000-mile low-use exemption. 2) Sunday mark's the end of this year's Obamacare exchange open enrollment.

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