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Reefer rates climbed in August, flatbed and van rates fell

Per-mile rates on the spot market mostly continued to tumble in August, according to monthly rate data from Truckstop.com. Reefer rates were the lone bright spot in the month’s rates report, climbing 4 cents a mile. Dry van and flatbed rates both posted declines.

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Trucking employment grew for second straight month in August

August is just the third month of the year in which trucking employment has grown. July’s gains were the first since January.

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Group questions DOT on hazmat regs pertaining to Calif. meal, rest breaks

The National Tank Truck Carriers says California's meal and rest break requirements weren't made with hazmat haulers or federal hours-of-service regulations in mind.

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E-log announced by Isotrak

Isotrak has announced the release of its new hours-of-service compliance app, which the company says has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface for drivers. Correction: The e-log is not listed among FMCSA's certified and registered ELDs.

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POLL: Tire balancing — do you do it?

Do you utilize one of the several methods out there for balancing tires on your truck? Weigh in here on traditional spin balancing, drop-in products and hub-mount systems.

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Truck speeds set to be governed: More insights into proposed DOT rule

More on the DOT's proposal to mandate speed governors on heavy-duty trucks: The speeds operators can expect to be limited to and the equipment that may fall under the mandate.

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Spot market update: Local demand indicators for three major segments in the last week

A somewhat lackluster week on the spot market saw van and reefer volume increase slightly, but rates were more or less unchanged as a national average. Flatbed volume and rates considered broadly continued to drift down, but Savannah-Charlotte was a hot round trip.

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Freightliner introduces redesigned Cascadia with driver-focused updates

Daimler Trucks unveiled Wednesday evening a reimagined 2018 Freightliner Cascadia tractor, redesigned to up the bar on fuel economy, enhance connectivity and uptime and promote driver comfort, Freightliner says.

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Slow freight causes driver turnover rate to tumble at large fleets

The annualized driver turnover rate at large truckload fleets fell to its lowest point since early 2011 in the second quarter of this year, according to the American Trucking Associations.

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Guilty By Association Truck Show coming to Joplin this month

The Chrome Shop Mafia is expecting more than 500 working show trucks during the event. Trucks can begin rolling in Thursday, Sept. 22 for the Friday and Saturday show.

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