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Big Freight, Kelsey Trail fleets combining forces

Flatbedder Big Freight Systems, a Daseke company celebrated 70 years in business, last week announced a merger with Kelsey Trail Trucking. Combined, the two operations haul with nearly 750 tractors and trailers.

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Partners in Business tip: Develop a business plan

A business plan outlines the details of your operation, including the types of freight you’ll haul, the traffic lanes you’ll run and the rate you’ll be paid. Here's why you need one.

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ATA sues Rhode Island over state’s trucks tolling system

The American Trucking Associations announced Tuesday it has filed a lawsuit against the state of Rhode Island, seeking to have the state's RhodeWorks trucks-only toll plan overturned in court. ATA argues in its lawsuit that the RhodeWorks plan violates the Constitution’s Commerce Clause by discriminating against out-of-state trucking companies.

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Expedite Expo kicks off July 20

The Expedite Expo is set to stage next week, July 20, and registration remains open and is free to drivers, owner-operators and expedited fleet owners. The two-day program and show offers all a chance to soak up new ideas and develop new business relationships.

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Petition for rulemaking to allow split-sleeper options with at least a three-hour break

The folks behind the "ELD or me" Facebook group and Trucker Nation org unveil previously reported petition for rulemaking to allow more sleeper split options. Some readers, however, hold out hope for a Trump order to exempt small fleets from the ELD mandate.

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New LoadPal invoicing app

The new LoadPal app for Android and iOS mobile device users is designed with independent owner-ops in mind, offering a way to manage invoices to freight partners and streamline freight payment collections, rate confirmation approvals and other load-document management.

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No guarantees for fleets trying guaranteed pay

Small fleets are showing an eagerness to experiment with guaranteed pay for employee drivers. Of those that have established such a program, 83 percent did so within the last five years, though 67 percent have done so within just the last two years. Small fleet owners offer tips toward success with such programs.

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Expediter Services expanding truck-ownership program

To assist expanding the company's overall program offerings beyond expediting to the general trucking market under the SuccessInTrucking.com brand, Expediter Services has retained the consulting services of the National Transportation Institute

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POLL: Will freight volumes be impacted by newly imposed U.S. import tariffs?

What do you will be the significant U.S. freight effects -- if any -- of newly imposed import tariffs on steel, aluminum and a wide variety of Chinese-made goods?

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With June’s record spot-rates end, a closer look at the demand picture regionally for vans, reefers

As was expected in the weeks leading up to the final week of June, the month closed with the highest average spot market rates on record. The end of the second quarter and the urgency ahead of the Fourth of July holiday kept up considerable pressure on prices.

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