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Walmart recognizes 12 companies as 2016 Carriers of the Year

Walmart Transportation has named 12 trucking companies as its 2016 Carriers of the Year, including companies like Prime, Swift, USA Truck, Knight, Averitt, FedEx and more.

Spot market rates up across the board in April

Flatbed rates have soared in recent months and continued to their upward streak in April. The gains for reefer and van, however, come amid an otherwise choppy spell for the ...

Celadon to lean less on owner-operators in effort to boost profits

The announcement came Wednesday as part the Indianapolis-based fleet’s quarterly conference call with investors, during which top-level executives relayed to shareholders their ideas for reversing declining profitability. Preliminary results for ...
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Senators ask for report on potential impact of autonomous trucks on driver jobs

Senators Susan Collins (R-Me.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) have asked the Government Accountability Office to look into autonomous truck technology and its potential to displace workers.
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Flatbed conglomerate Daseke acquires two open-deck carriers

Daseke, Inc., has acquired two open-deck specialized transportation companies, the Schilli Companies, headquartered in Indiana, and Canada-based Big Freight Systems, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
California labor agency orders XPO to pay truckers $855k in backpay for non-driving time

California labor agency orders XPO to pay truckers $855k in backpay for non-driving time

XPO Logistics is appealing a California’s agency’s award totaling $855,286 to four owner-operators for alleged wage law violations, including under a 2016 mandate compensating non-driving work tasks.

Driver recruiting: Mapping where available CDL holders live

From CCJ's Tech Toolbox entry on driver recruiting: This map shows the residential location of total 2015 CDL-holding applicants per capita, by state, according to BestDriverJobs.com and associated network sites ...

Video: Preventable or Not — Wind gusts knocks container hauler on its side

Check out the video here to see whether this situation could have been prevented.

Expanding social media — Work within today’s digital landscape to recruit drivers

“Yesterday’s recruiting phone call is today’s social media comment,” says Priscilla Peters, vice president for marketing and training for Conversion Interactive Agency. “Their initial inquiry used to be to call ...

Tech toolbox: Mobile-friendly branding: How carriers can learn to be present and optimized

From CCJ's Tech Toolbox entry on driver recruiting: Technology can help generate positive word of mouth and build a fleet’s brand in many ways. Key in today’s world is being ...
Trump tax cut proposal caps taxes for corporations, owner-operators

Trump tax cut proposal caps taxes for corporations, owner-operators

The proposal would cap the tax rate for corporations at 15 percent, as well as cap the rate for those who file their taxes through their owners’ personal income tax, ...

Industry reps sound off to FMCSA on autonomous vehicle tech’s safety concerns, opportunities for reform

Those believing FMCSA ought to incentivize adoption/development of highly automated driver-assist technology insisted there has to be a return on investment — the biggest opportunity for such appeared to be ...