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Celadon, facing $10 million operating loss, wants to scale back reliance on owner-operators

About 1,000 owner-operators worked for the company in 2015, according to data from the CCJ Top 250. Celadon said Wednesday it plans to focus less on recruiting and using owner-operators and instead will “emphasize company drivers” in an effort to boost the company’s profitability.

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California Senate committee hearing will discuss lemon law change proposal to cover trucks May 9

The hearing in Sacramento takes up changes proposed in Senate Bill 713 that would expand California's lemon law to cover vehicles heavier than 10,000 lbs. and include other modifications relative to business-size exclusions for the owners of such vehicles, mileage limitations and more.

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ATRI research goals for ’17 include hours flexibility, autonomous trucks, cost of regs

ATRI research goals for '17 include hours flexibility, autonomous trucks, cost of regs

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) plans to examine distracted driving, hours or service flexibility, the impact of trucking regulations and more in 2017.

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Readers offer 14-hour fixes with pay for time, hours revisions, more

Following my post Friday last week about part of the two days I spent running with Ohio-based owner-operator Scott Reed, readers responded in numbers with 14-hour fix suggestions. Among them was Gary Carlisle, increasingly outspoken advocate for change ...

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‘Queen of the Road’ award winners ‘Bitzy’ Gomez, Dee Sova, Daisey Delaney and others

'Queen of the Road' award winners 'Bitzy' Gomez, Dee Sova, Daisey Delaney and others

The Real Women in Trucking nonprofit advocacy organization named its first annual Queen of the Road award winners following a recognition ceremony, Among them was a posthumously-delivered honor to Andriesue "Bitzy" Gomez, a trailblazing female driver from the 1970s on. Gomez passed away in 2015.

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Knight-Swift merger cleared by FTC

Knight-Swift merger cleared by FTC

The FTC has granted approval to the merger of two of the country’s largest truckload carriers, Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation. The merger, which will create a truckload giant made up of about 30,000 power units, was announced last month, with the deal expected to close sometime this summer.

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Van rates edge up nationally, reefer freight moving out of growing areas to the South

Van rates edge up nationally, reefer freight moving out of growing areas to the South

DAT's Ken Harper notes the freight-volume picture was more or less the same as in March to close out the month. The final week of April, "we had expected a bigger bump with the usual end-of-month inventories being cleared, but the bump didn't happen," Harper says.

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Tesla rendering teases electric big rig

“It’s meant to alleviate the heavy-duty trucking loads,” says Tesla's Elon Musk. “This is something which people do not today think is possible. The think the truck doesn’t have enough power or it doesn’t have enough range. With the Tesla semi, we want to show than an electric truck actually can out-torque any diesel semi.”

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Who gets your vote for best truck stop ever?

A new Truck World on I-76 in North Jackson, Ohio, Trucker Path's top 10 truck stops by user rating (including 8 independents) and a question: What's your favorite truck stop out there? Who's doing it right?

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Texas Chevron takes No. 1 truck stop title in Trucker Path app

Trucker Path has named its top 100 truck stops in America for 2017, based on criteria like truck parking, quality of food options, cleanliness, diesel prices and amenities like showers, laundry, repair services, ATMs, WiFi and more.

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