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Swift settles with owner-op following $2.6M court order

Swift, the country’s largest truckload carrier, this week settled a 2013-brought lawsuit with one of the company’s former owner-operators, ending its bid to fight the litigation in which the fleet was recently ordered to pay $2.6 million in court.

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House highway bill advances, would remove CSA scores, change driver drug testing rules

The long-term highway bill, dubbed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, is a $325 billion bill and could be the groundwork for Congress’ longest highway funding measure since 2009’s SAFTEA-LU and the first multi-year bill since 2012.

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From troops to trucking: Former owner-operator’s intensive class for returning soldiers

"I am honored and humbled to be able to share my story as well as my knowledge and experience in the trucking industry with as many service members as I possibly can.” --Former owner-operator and Army Staff Sgt. W. Joel Baker

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Survey: Public likes truckers, favors speed limiters

According to a recent survey commissioned by the American Trucking Associations, 60 percent of survey respondents said they have a favorable view of the trucking industry.

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Tech news from ATA: PeopleNet partners with Samsung, Omnitracs releases nav system, driver monitoring systems get updates

The American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition is taking place this week in Philadelphia, and from it have come several trucking software or device-related news announcements.

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Van freight: Seasonal boost in volume not yet materializing

In some ways bucking typical seasonal patterns, van freight availability on the spot market is not growing as it usually does this time of year. Examine details and some local opportunities where van demand is high.

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Compliance date for online carrier registration system delayed by FMCSA

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration re-issued Oct. 20 its Unified Registration System rule to delay the compliance dates set in the original 2013-issued rule, citing technical delays in implementing the system as its reason.

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Fuel prices back on decline after two-week climb

Diesel prices resumed their downward trend last week with a 2.5-cent nationwide drop, following the prior week’s considerable jump.

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Tipping The Scales: Time To Trade In And Trade Up With Cummins ISX15 SmartAdvantage.

FMCSA’s Darling: I want to work with truckers; ATA’s Graves: Trucking to stay strong in ’16

Attendees at ATA's annual conference heard a state of the industry address from ATA's Bill Graves and an address from FMCSA head Scott Darling, who said he'd like 2016 to be a "year of partnerships" for FMCSA and trucking.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth to skip 2016 MATS, join all other major truck OEMs in doing so

Both Peterbilt and Kenworth announced in recent days they too will be sitting out the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, joining all other major North American truck manufacturers in doing so. Both also have indicated they intend to return to the show in 2017.

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