Supreme Court to hear trucker’s case challenging carrier arbitration clause

The United States Supreme Court announced Monday it has agreed to hear a lawsuit brought by an owner-operator against New Prime Inc., a subsidiary of Prime Inc., that challenges the carrier’s requirement that disputes between the carrier and its drivers be handled outside of court via third-party arbitration.

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POLL: Which service would you most like to see if rest areas were commercialized?

President Trump's proposed infrastructure package would allow states to commercialize rest areas. If the package is approved by Congress, what services would you like to see states add to rest areas? Weigh in here.

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YRC Freight driver reaches 5 million accident-free miles

YRC Freight driver Bobby Elrod has reached five million consecutive miles without any accidents. Elrod, from Chickamauga, Georgia, has been trucking for 45 years and averages 2,000 miles a week. He will be inducted into YRC Freight's five million-miler Hall of Fame and will be recognized March 6 at the company's Chattanooga terminal.

Read More freight platform launched

For small fleets and independent owner-operators, the new platform is anchored by a mobile app and web-based dashboard with a variety of tools that offer carriers opportunity to negotiate loads within the universe of freight shippers and brokers utilizing the platform. Readers would be correct in placing the company among the growing crop of online freight platforms attempting to automate elements of the freight transaction and information sharing among parties, while streamlining other parts ...

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Owner-Operator of the Year finalist Bryan Smith adept at balancing life and trucking

Bryan Smith is one of three finalists for the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year award, produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and Overdrive. The winner, who will receive a $25,000 cash prize, will be announced in late March at TCA's annual convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Oakley Trucking adds CSA score-based per-mile pay increase

The North Little Rock, Ark.-based dry bulk hauler will pay all new lease owner-operators an additional 10 cents-per-mile on both loaded and empty miles on top of their base pay. Drivers can keep that top bonus by not having points added to their CSA scores while leased to the company.

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Do truckers pay enough for highways? White House suggests not

In an annual economic report issued by the White House, the Trump Administration again pushes for ramping up Interstate tolling to drive revenue for highway projects. It also questions whether trucking pays enough in taxes to offset "negative externalities generate."

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Diesel prices settle at $3 a gallon

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.797 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.906 per gallon.

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Man arrested, charged with murder of U.S. Postal Service trucker

Ferrell allegedly shot and killed trucker Tony Mosby shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, in an incident of road rage. According to a criminal complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Dallas, at least three gunshots were fired at Mosby and his truck, and one of the shots fatally struck Mosby in the head.

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Video: Trucker-songwriter salutes women in trucking

Longtime trucker and songwriter Joe Martin recently penned and recorded the song you'll hear via the video as a tribute to women working behind the wheel in the trucking industry.

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