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Rates stagnant in October, reefer rates dip to lowest since 2013

Rates stagnant in October, reefer rates dip to lowest since 2013

Reefer rates fell to $1.97 a mile in October, the first time the segment has fallen below $2 a mile since February 2013. Van and flatbed rates were flat from September, but down year over year.

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Another study shows speed limiter usage prevalent among fleets as fuel saving devices

Another study shows speed limiter usage prevalent among fleets as fuel saving devices

Speed limiting devices like those proposed for an industry-wide mandate by the U.S. DOT are one of the most used fuel-savings devices used by carriers, according to a study released last month by the American Transportation Research Institute.

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Health-insurance exchanges open through Jan. for ‘Obamacare, round 4’

Health-insurance exchanges open through Jan. for 'Obamacare, round 4'

Affordable Care Act open enrollment is to purchase and change plans is open through January 31, 2017. The biggest issue this year include premium price increases and the need for many current policyholders to shop their plans due to the mass exodus of insurers from the exchanges.

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Goodyear Highway Hero nomination period continues through November 29

Goodyear Highway Hero nomination period continues through November 29

Nominations for Goodyear's Highway Hero Award are due later this month on Nov. 29.

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Peterbilt adding Bendix collision mitigation system to medium-duty models

Peterbilt adding Bendix collision mitigation system to medium-duty models

Bendix Wingman Advanced gives drivers alerts to take evasive action and will actively engage braking if the system detects an imminent collision.

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Rate forecast functionality coming to Truckstop.com’s Rate Analysis tool in Q1 2017

Rate forecast functionality coming to Truckstop.com's Rate Analysis tool in Q1 2017

The Rate Forecasting tool will allow users to "predict the future" in a sense, offering the ability for carriers and brokers to see with some confidence just "where you’re going with rates," company reps said.

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U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-country journey

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree begins cross-country journey

The 80-foot Englemann Spruce was picked up in the specially-decaled Kenworth by Gary Amoth, owner of Twin Falls, Idaho-based Gary Amoth Trucking.

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Trucker sentenced, others arrested in trucking-related drug enforcement

A trucker has been sentenced for transporting cocaine, and other trucking-related drug enforcement took place at the U.S.-Mexico borders in California and Texas.

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Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

Van freight 'unseasonably strong,' reefer holding -- rates haven't followed up with volumes

The past couple of years have seen the Fall freight season dwindle in intensity, but it's lasted through December and January due to e-commerce. In this weekly spot market update, intel on just what markets are benefiting dry vans and reefers.

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Trucking industry employment jumped in October, September

Trucking industry employment jumped in October, September

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,000 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly report. The DOL also upwardly adjusted trucking’s employment stats for September by more than 5,000 jobs.

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