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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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Trucker awarded $180k in back wages and more over classification as contractor

A California judge has upheld the state labor commissioner’s decision that a trucker misclassified as an independent contractor is owed back wages and expenses totaling nearly $180,000.

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Diesel price falls below $2.70 for first time in 6 years

Another significant drop in the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel has brought prices down below the $2.70 mark for the first time in nearly six years, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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Cargo theft update: Number of thefts and value of thefts fall in second quarter

The average loss value per cargo theft incident in the second quarter of 2015 dropped 27 percent from the first quarter of 2015 to $189,307, while the number of thefts fell 11 percent from the first quarter, according to the quarterly cargo theft trends report from FreightWatch International.

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Trucking rap sheet: Driver pleads guilty to threatening FMCSA rep, latest on CDL test scheme bust

A truck driver who was accused this year of making threats to an FMCSA employee has pleaded guilty to the charges, among other trucking related crime updates announced this week.

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UPS buying freight broker Coyote Logistics in $1.8 billion deal

Founded in 2006, full-truckload brokerage Coyote Logistics reported annual revenue of $2.1 billion in 2014. Closing of the deal to buy the company, UPS says, is expected within 30 days, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.

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Top 10 most intense states for inspection violations

This top-ten hall of fame -- or shame, depending on your perspective -- is actually a top 11, showing states in which the most violations per individual inspection were written throughout calendar year 2014.

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