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Detention détente: Cadle Trucking

"When capacity gets even tighter – when electronic logs become a mandate ... it will be a good opportunity for us to recover costs that we’ll have to pass along to drivers to pay them to sit.” --9-truck fleet owner-operator Ben Cadle

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ScoopMonkey ratings, review site names top 100 rated transport companies

The two-year-old ScoopMonkey service hopes to become the standard-bearer in the trucking world for user ratings and reviews. August marked their first 1-million-score-lookup month -- find their top 100 list here.

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Truckers strike continues for 10th week at CA ports, more join

Truckers picketing Pacific 9 Transportation have been joined by drivers from two other Southern California drayage companies as Pac 9 enters its 10th week of strike.

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Diesel down 1.7 cents from last week

The price of a gallon of diesel is now $2.517 nationwide.

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The deep south is hot — for rates

Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Arkansas registered the hottest last week for outbound truckload rates, averaging $2.39, $2.46, $2.45 and $2.49, respectively. See the full heat map here.

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Truck It Smart giving away six-month subscriptions for appreciation week

Hoping to show its appreciation for owner-operators, TruckItSmart.com is giving away $90,000 worth of six-month carrier accounts to the first 500 enrollees,

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Detention détente: Tables turn in carriers’, drivers’ favor in pay/rate negotiations

The tables finally are turning, as examined in this multipart feature. Fleets and owner-operators, for years in a losing battle with brokers and shippers over compensation for wasted dock time, are exercising improved leverage in negotiations.

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Fontaine recalling fifth wheels made between 2009 and 2013 after fatal Ohio crash

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has issued a recall on all Ultra LT model fifth wheels manufactured between 2009 and 2013. The recall was issued through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Aug. 12.

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Legislation proposed to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways

Rep. Reid Ribble Ribble says allowing heavier trucks on U.S. highways would reduce congestion and increase industry capacity. OOIDA, who generally opposes weight increases due to safety concerns and increased infrastructure wear, has said it opposes the bill.

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Analyst: Trend to ‘micromanage’ drivers deterring truckers, ELDs to push small carriers out of biz

"We’re watching them on the satellite. We’ve got a camera inside the cab of the truck that will take a movie of you if there’s any kind of acceleration, deceleration, swerve to the left or swerve to the right. This is not the kind of job that the swashbuckling truck drivers of years gone past would have any interest in and that’s part of what makes it so difficult.”

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