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Future of brokerage: Cargo Chief to bet on pay for time

Cargo Chief head Abtin Hamidi wants to "change the way freight is bought and sold," he says -- the company plans to launch a lump-sum pay-for-time model in its contracts with independents and small fleets.

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Carrier giants YRC, XPO in legal dispute over company’s business secrets

XPO claims YRC "raided" its executives and sales staff for their knowledge of XPO's inner workings and of recently developed strategies to compete in the LTL market, including strategies aimed directly at competing with YRC. YRC denies XPO's allegations,

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Marten ordered to pay former driver $51k after firing him for refusing overweight load

The specific incident that led to Sinkfield’s firing occurred in May 2014, when he refused a load at a shipper’s facility because it was 40 pounds over the 80,000-lb. federal limit and several pounds over allowable axle limits. A judge found his firing, despite being related to several incidents, was wrongful, as the load refusal was protected by federal law.

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Spot market rates update: Van, flatbed sink in January while reefer sees small gain

Spot market rate averages in all three major truckload segments compiled from January transaction data.

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Love’s set to acquire Trillium CNG, expand natural gas network

Love's Travel Stops has reached an agreement to purchase Trillium CNG, which will give Love's a total of 65 compressed natural gas locations across the U.S.

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Country’s average fuel price a fraction above $2 in latest report

Diesel prices dropped for the 13th consecutive week last week, falling to $2.008 per gallon.

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Driver shortage: Readers weigh in on turnover, rates, pay, working conditions and more

What's your view? Respondents to recent polling expressed widely different views about a driver shortage. About half of readers consider it real, while the other half view it as myth or primarily a misnomer for other things, low pay chief among them.

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ELD mandate: What about trucks plated below 26,000 lbs.?

Q&A: Will under 26K-lb. trucks be required to utilize ELDs under FMCSA's final rule? Short answer: Yes, but complications with the short-haul exceptions in the hours rules may apply to some operations.

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FMCSA grants exemption for wireless rechargeable tow lights

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted an exemption to allow the use of rechargeable wireless temporary stop, turn and tail lights during towing situations.

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Ritchie Bros. set to hold largest auction of year in Orlando

Ritchie Bros. annual auction in Orlando, Fla. will be held Feb. 15-19 and will feature more than 300 trucks and 180 trailers.

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