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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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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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JB Hunt hits trucking software provider with $3.1 million lawsuit

Mega-carrier JB Hunt has sued transportation management system provider MercuryGate for $3.1 million — the amount JB Hunt says it’s owed as a refund for software it says failed to meet the functionality agreed upon by the two parties.

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FMCSA’s Scott Darling tapped by Pres. Obama to become agency’s next administrator

President Barack Obama this week nominated T.F. Scott Darling to become the next administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a position he’s filled on an acting basis since former Administrator Anne Ferro’s departure last August.

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East Coast markets — where demand is warming for dry vans

Demand has fallen in many strong areas for van freight since the last weekly trends update, but a turnaround could be approaching. Strong freight volume on the East Coast held the national load-to-truck ratio steady.

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ATRI wants owner-operator input on trucking’s top issues

The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top issues of concern for the industry, along with strategies for addressing the issues.

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POLL: Best method of calculating fair detention-pay rates?

How do you determine what to ask for detention rates per hour? Assuming allowing for reasonable load/unload times to be "free," which of the options here best describes how you do, or would, make the calculation?

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#ShowusyourInfraWear — DOT wants to see your photos of decrepit highways and bridges

While Congress recesses for the next five weeks, the DOT is soliciting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #ShowUSYourInfraWear, hoping to spur lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill instead of the habitual short-term stopgaps.

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