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Driver turnover rate soared in second quarter, ATA reports

“We predicted that last year’s period of relatively low and stable turnover could be short-lived if the freight economy recovered from 2016’s freight recession. It appears those predictions were correct and we may be seeing the beginnings of a significant tightening of the driver market and acceleration of the driver shortage,” says ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello.

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YRC becomes second mega-fleet to request exemption from certain ELD mandate provisions

The nation's fifth-largest fleet is asking FMCSA to allow it to phase in new trucks with AOBRDs after the cutoff date of Dec. 18, 2017, to replace trucks that had AOBRDs. The exemption request also seeks a reprieve to allow drivers to record their duty statuses differently in certain situations than the mandate allows.

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Comdata brings AscendTMS to carriers in MyFleet program

Comdata announced a preferred partnership with InMotion Global, Inc. to bring the free AscendTMS web-based transportation management system (TMS) software to carriers, fleets and freight brokers through its Comdata MyFleet program.

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Pilot Flying J opens new California location

The new store, located at exit 465 (Roth Road), features nine diesel lanes, PJ Fresh Pizza and Cinnabon restaurants, Western Union services and laundry facilities. 

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Trucker recognized for helping fellow driver hit by vehicle

Bison Transport driver Ajay Toor stopped his rig to help a fellow trucker who had been hit by a car.

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Watch: Tony Justice’s ‘Stars, Stripes and White Lines’ video released

Produced and shot by Big Rig Videos videographer Chris Fiffie, the video in part utilizes footage captured during a convoy of military veteran truck drivers that followed the 2016 Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo., at 4 State Trucks.

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Fast-changing economy could upend trucking, analyst says

The U.S. economy is in the midst of major shifts in the way consumers buy and receive goods, and some of the largest segments of the economy — such as prominent freight-producing sectors like the food and automobile industries — will be upended in the coming decades, said forecasters at the FTR Conference.

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Mack announces updates to Pinnacle, Granite trucks

Mack may have debuted a new tractor this week, but that doesn't mean existing models are being overlooked.

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KeepTruckin ELD offered at discount for 1 year

Freight broker Total Quality Logistics (TQL) has partnered with smartphone logbook and electronic logging device provider KeepTruckin to offer discounts on its ELD solution for TQL-contracted carriers.

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Major fleet gives owner-operators per-mile pay increase

Drivers in Forward Air's truckload expedited division will receive a 10-cent-per-mile boost, while contractors in the LTL division will receive a 3-cent-per-mile boost.

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