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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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‘Serial killer’ trucker suspected in 5 murders, arrested at truck stop last month

A Cleveland, Ohio, trucker was charged Tuesday, Oct. 13, by a grand jury in an indictment that included 25 charges including murder, kidnapping, rape, and more.

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The votes are in: Here are the five finalists in the Truckers’ Choice Pride & Polish voting contest

As part of Overdrive's celebration of the 25th anniversary of Pride & Polish, we're holding a months-long voting contest featuring the 20 Pride & Polish National Champions from the last five years. Here are the five finalists produced in the first round of voting.

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Ormond Beach, Fla., Love’s to only allow trucks to fuel-and-go Oct. 15-18

The Love’s Travel Stops location off of I-95 in Ormond Beach, Fla., will only be able to allow trucks to fuel and go Oct. 15-18 due to Biketoberfest being held in the area during that time.

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DOT to consider requiring auto-braking systems

A Department of Transportation agency this week said it has begun work to determine whether it will pursue a federal rule to require new trucks to be equipped with crash avoidance systems that automatically break without driver input.

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DriveCam dual-camera system gets ActiveVision upgrade

Lytx's ActiveVision system introduces to DriveCam the ability to monitor following distance and lane keeping, providing audible and visual in-cab warnings.

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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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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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