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Highway funding extended three weeks after Obama’s signature

President Barack Obama signed Thursday a bill to extend highway funding for 22 days through Nov. 20.

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Next Trucking — latest tech-enabled brokerage, freight-marketplace hybrid

Next Trucking's new Android smartphone app and freight marketplace connects broker iDC Logistics' universe of shippers directly to owner-operators.

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Paycheck checkup: The real spread between driver and contractor pay

It looks like the California spread of $17,400 between company driver and owner-operator earnings is overstated, at least as applied on the national scale. Instead, the $50,000-$60,000 range is now commonplace for many employed and leased long-haul truckers.

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Teamsters-led SoCal truckers strike grows, drivers demand better pay, conditions

The protesting truckers say they are misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. Some drivers have been on strike since July, but the strike grew to new companies and to warehouse workers this week.

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Senate passes highway funding extension, secures road funds for another three weeks

The short-term measure is intended to give lawmakers additional time to pass a long-term highway funding bill.

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Truckers sue Amazon, claim online retailer denying them wages by classifying them as contractors

The truckers claim Amazon and carrier Scoobeez operate in “clear abuse of the independent contractor” model, part of a system they say allows the companies to skirt minimum wage laws and break requirements set by California labor laws.

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Van demand continues soft after summer retail inventory build-up

Receivers' outsize summer build-up of retail inventories could be responsible for continuing "soft" dry van volumes for this time of year on the spot market. Rates have followed demand decline.

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Court presses OOIDA on ‘unconstitutionality’ of Calif. emissions regs during oral arguments

The court overseeing the OOIDA’s lawsuit against California and its stringent emissions regulations heard oral arguments last week in the case, and, per one report, OOIDA faced tough questions about its suit and the evidence used to support it.

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Latest short-term highway bill passes House, heads to Senate

The U.S. House passed Tuesday a short-term highway funding bill that will extend highway appropriations to Nov. 20. The stopgap measure is intended to give lawmakers more time to pass a long-term bill.

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‘Convoy’ service for on-demand freight matching

Another entry in the would-be "uber for trucking" category, the Convoy app and service is initially centered around local/regional freight opportunities in Washington State.

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