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Reefer leads volume boost on the spot market

Where it's hot and where it's not -- load volume shows increases in this weekly freight trends spotlight, but rates slip a little: hot market maps and analysis for dry van, reefer and flatbed.

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Cargo theft numbers up in second quarter, CargoNet says

CargoNet reported this week that more than $19.5 million in truck freight was stolen in the second quarter — an $8 million increase from the same period last year.

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Cargomatic freight service adds New York to its regional mix

Connecting "shippers and truckers in real-time" via its smartphone app and back-end service, Cargomatic's official launch into the New York City metropolitan market was announced today.

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Tired trucker to blame in Tracy Morgan crash, NTSB says

The trucker at the center of the high-profile 2014 truck crash involving actor Tracy Morgan was awake for more than 28 of the 33 hours preceding the crash, the NTSB said.

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Diesel down another 5.1 cents

The national average price for a gallon of diesel continued its recent downfall last week, dropping another 5.1 cents during the week ending Aug. 10, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Truck prices the main focus of first public hearing on next round of federal emissions standards

Representatives of truck dealers and owner-operators lamented their concerns about the impact on truck prices that the proposed next phase of emissions and fuel economy standards will have. A second hearing will be held this month.

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EEOC orders Celadon to pay former driver applicants $200k in disability discrimination case

Celadon violated federal law by subjecting applicants to medical exams before offering them a job, the EEOC said in its charges against the carrier, as applicants are protected from such screenings by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The medical exams were also inconsistent with DOT protocol.

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Truckers’ lawsuit against NY’s use of toll money clears hurdle

A lawsuit by trucking interests claiming the New York State Thruway Authority charges excessive tolls has new life after a federal appeals court reinstated their claims Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Trucking industry gains another 2,800 jobs in July, nears nine-year employment high

This is the second month in a row that for-hire trucking employment hit a more than eight-year high, with last month topping January 2007’s employment total for the first time since.

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Wisconsin: Targeting enforcement for violations

Only one state does it better -- or in many truckers' perspectives, worse -- than Wisconsin. With more than 3 violations written for every inspection performed in 2014, the state closed in on category leader Connecticut.

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