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Judge approves $228 million settlement between FedEx, drivers classified as contractors

The judge overseeing a class action lawsuit against FedEx Ground over its classification of certain drivers as independent contractors instead of employees has approved the company’s June-announced $228 million settlement with 2,300 California-based FedEx drivers.

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Study: California owner-operators outearn company drivers

Among California truckers, average owner-operator net income exceeds that of company drivers by more than $17,000, according to a study released today.

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Reefer market update: Rates, demand tumble nationally, with some bright spots in local markets

National average reefer rates continued to show declines last week, but outbound rates continue to trend up in key agricultural markets, including Grand Rapids, Mich.; McAllen, Texas; and Nogales, Ariz..

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How to get covered through the health insurance exchanges

How to access assistance navigating the health-insurance exchanges enable by the Affordable Care Act. The 2015-16 open enrollment period runs from Nov. 1 to Jan. 31.

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Heat map: Where rates were hottest last week

The data here shows the average per-mile rate for each state based on verified transactions on Truckstop.com’s loadboard, encompassing van, reefer, flatbed and specialized loads. The rates shown here are averages of the rates paid to carriers from Oct. 5-11.

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Top 10 most intense states for maintenance, brake violations

Texas, California and Virginia top the list -- even with the reported priority drift toward an emphasis on traffic enforcement, violations of the FMCSRs remained dominated by vehicle-related violations.

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Midwest refinery problems lead to 8.5-cent jump in U.S. diesel price last week

Diesel prices jumped significantly this week by 8.5 cents across the U.S., according to a weekly report from the ProMiles' Fuel Surcharge Index.

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Rates continued to tumble in September, all three major truckload segments decline

Average per-mile rates on the spot market in all three major truckload segments fell in September from August, according to data from Truckstop.com, following up on big drops seen in August. Here are the numbers.

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FMCSA looking to make minor changes in language of federal inspection regs

The FMCSA has proposed amendments to several provisions in the FMCSRs after petition requests from CVSA and ATA, and recommendations from the NTSB.

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Watch out in the Midwest — Diesel prices rising rapidly due to refinery problems

Indiana alone has seen a 8.2-cent a gallon increase since Wednesday, and Ohio has seen a 7-cent jump in its average fuel price in the last 24 hours.

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