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Swift, Knight enter merger agreement

In 2016, Swift reported just over $4 billion in revenue, and Knight reported $1.1 billion in revenue. The merger is expected to close in the third quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

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Kentucky trucker shut down after causing accident, leading police on chase

Dalton McCoy Lampley was driving eastbound on I-24 in Kentucky on March 17 when he crossed the median into the westbound lanes. After striking two cars, Lampley continued driving with police in pursuit, leaving the interstate and driving into Calvert City, Ky., according to FMCSA.

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Schneider goes public, driver rings opening bell at NYSE

Schneider driver Bob Wyatt, who has been with the company for 44 years and has logged over 5 million miles without an accident, had the honor of ringing the bell to open the day’s NYSE trading. Schneider began trading shares of common stock Thursday.

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Did the U.S. make the right move in Syria after reported chemical weapons use?

Following 50-plus U.S. missiles launched at a Syrian airfield Thursday -- a telegraphed response to reported Syrian use of chemical weapons against internal enemies -- what's your view of the U.S. action?

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Spot market: Good things come to those who wait

In this week's spot market update, owner-operator James Woods urges more owner-operators to use tactical patience/time to their negotiating advantage -- and demand maps, more for dry van, reefer loads in the last week.

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Trucks involved in fatal crashes rose 8 percent in 2015

The agency’s “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015” report reveals that 4,050 large trucks, those weighing more than 10,000 pounds, were involved in a total of 3,598 fatal crashes in 2015.

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Shell, PepsiCo partner on cross-country tractor-trailer runs to showcase fuel-saving tech

Dubbed by the group "Run on Less," the three-week-long event will take place in September to demonstrate how Class 8 trucks can use different technologies to achieve better fuel economy. Driver progress, as well as the dollars and carbon emissions saved, will be tracked and reported in real time throughout Run on Less online.

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Legislation introduced to allow commercial services at public rest areas

Congressman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) introduced a bill Thursday that would allow interstate rest areas to add commercial services such as convenience stores and restaurants.

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New uShip CEO Mike Williams hoping to increase business freight in principal marketplace

In an interview with Overdrive, Williams also stressed uShip's Pro platform as one that could be adopted by more brokers and 3PLs as the tech backbone of their freight-management operations, as has been done in Europe by D.B. Schenker.

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FMCSA to hear suggestions for improving post-crash reporting

During the meeting, the committee will offer suggestions to FMCSA on how to implement certain post-accident reporting changes, which include seeking standard definitions related to crash reporting, classification of Minimum Model Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) and which data should be prioritized for inclusion on police accident reports and more.

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