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Truckload capacity white paper from DAT: Worth the read

The new paper, "Truckload Capacity in 2014: What’s Causing the Capacity Crunch and What Can Shippers Do About It," though aimed at shippers, is an interesting read through a multifaceted set of circumstances that's led to today's favorable spot market conditions.

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Diesel price holds, still at lowest point in more than 2 years

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel did not change in the week ended Sept. 8 from the week prior, remaining at $3.814. That’s the lowest national average price since July 2012, following nine straight weeks of drops.

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Can an employer fire or refuse to hire me on account of a sleep apnea diagnosis?

Following the 2008 amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must make reasonable accommodations for drivers with sleep apnea, says Truckers for a Cause cofounder and driver Bob Stanton.

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Trucking employment falls in Aug. as U.S. employment sees small gain

Jobs in the for-hire trucking industry slipped by 800 in August on a seasonally adjusted basis. And the August decline is on top of the slight downward revision of trucking jobs reported in July: BLS cut that number by 300.

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Carrier to pay broker $6M for load stolen by cargo thieves

A recent settlement should be a warning to carriers about the contracts they have with customers and about their load-accepting practices, especially for high value cargo: A federal judge in Ohio just awarded a broker $5.9 million for losing a load in a cargo theft.

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Tango claims it bought 450 defective engines in latest Navistar lawsuit

Major national carrier Tango Transport has become the latest carrier to sue Navistar-International over the truck and engine maker’s line of EGR-only MaxxForce engines, built between 2008 and 2012. Tango claims the engines were defective and Navistar concealed that information from buyers.

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Diesel falls to lowest price since July 2012

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel hit its lowest point since July 2012 last week, as it fell seven-tenths of a cent to $3.814, according to the Department of Energy.

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Rates fall, but still riding boom from earlier this year

Per-mile rates on the spot market fell in August for the second straight month, as rates come down from the 5-month boom seen between February and June. Internet Truckstop released its monthly rate data Sept. 2.

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Judge orders Pilot, trucking companies to settle fuel rebate lawsuits at November meeting

Pilot Flying J and the seven trucking companies who opted out of a 2013 class-action settlement with the company to sue it separately will meet Nov. 19 to negotiate a settlement.

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ELD, fleet management system maker Omnitracs buying competitor XRS for $178M

Omnitracs, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced Sept. 2 that it has agreed to acquire XRS Corporation for $178 million.

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