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As demand remains steady, rates rise but number of drivers falls

After a brief slowdown due to severe weather in February, freight levels roared back in March and are expected to continue climbing in the...
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DAT: One year after touching bottom, spot truckload rates are soaring

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload rates remained near all-time highs during the week ending May 3, one year after bottoming out as U.S. economies...
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DOL withdraws ‘independent contractor’ rule; trucking industry weighs in

WASHINGTON — Effective May 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has withdrawn the Independent Contractor Rule.When the DOL initially published the rule in...
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Driver availability index hit new low in March, says ACT

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The to the latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes data for March, shows the Driver Availability Index...
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DAT Truckload Volume Index shows spot van, reefer rates set records

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Spot truckload van and refrigerated freight rates hit all-time highs in March, according to DAT Freight & Analytics. Demand for flatbed...
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U.S. economy, truck market now ‘as good as it gets,’ says ACT analyst

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle Outlook, the list of things to like — from...
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Understanding Clearinghouse rules is essential for small trucking businesses

Starting up your own trucking business with your own authority is a big step that adds complexity to your business. Growing your business from...
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U.S. Xpress partners with program matching service dogs with vets suffering from PTSD

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — It’s estimated that anywhere from 11% to 30% of military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following their service, depending on...
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Truck sales data shows 2020 numbers likely to end on a high note

Sales of new Class 8 trucks and trailers are poised to end 2020 on a strong note, reflecting buyer confidence in a growing economy.For...
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ATA’s truck tonnage index rose 3.7% in November but still lagged 3.8% behind last...

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 3.7% in November after falling 5% in October. In...
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U.S. Xpress, MIT partner to improve driver efficiency

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — U.S. Xpress Inc. is collaborating with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics to develop a roadmap...
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Make the most of fuel surcharges by squeezing the most from each gallon

Fuel discounts are good. So are fuel surcharges. If you’re an owner-operator, you’ll be able to quickly answer this simple question: What is your...
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Tenstreet acquires Stay Metrics, companies plan to provide enhanced resources for driver recruiting, retention,...

TULSA, Okla. — Tenstreet, a provider of driver-recruiting software and workflow solutions for the trucking and transportation industry, has acquired Indiana-based Stay Metrics, a...
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U.S. trucking industry ‘answered the call’ in 2020, says ATA’s Spear

ARLINGTON, Va. — In an Oct. 26 state-of-the-industry address at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) 2020 Management Conference, Chris Spear, the association’s president and...
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ACT Research analyst upgrades commercial vehicle market forecast across the board

COLUMBUS, Ind. — According to ACT Research’s latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, after pulling the cycle forward in September, ACT’s...
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WIT names 2020 top companies for women to work for in transportation

PLOVER, Wis. — The Women In Trucking Association’s (WIT) Redefining the Road magazine on Oct. 2 released the association’s 2020 list of top companies...
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ATA predicts U.S. freight volumes will increase by 36% during next decade

ARLINGTON, Va. — Despite contraction during 2020, the long-term trend for both trucking and overall freight shipments remains positive, according to the American Trucking...
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ACT’s latest for-hire trucking index highlights driver shortage

COLUMBUS, Ind. — The latest release of ACT Research’s For-Hire Trucking Index, which includes August data, showed a continuing tight trucking market, with volume and...
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DOL proposal would help clarify difference between company drivers, owner-operators under Fair Labor Standards...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a rule that would clarify the definition of “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)...
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Sales of new, used Class 8 trucks climb in response to record freight rates;...

Class 8 trucks sold at pre-pandemic levels on the U.S. market in August, reaching the highest numbers of the year. Orders for trucks to...