Indexes continue to predict strong contract pricing will continue

Indexes continue to predict strong contract pricing will continue

All three modes of truckload freight are reflecting an environment in which demand exceeds capacity by a wide margin, which sets up for continued strong contract pricing.

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Senate bill to allow interstate drivers under 21 introduced; companion to House legislation

Senate bill to allow interstate drivers under 21 introduced; companion to House legislation

A House bill on the issue of drivers under 21—that hasn’t progressed—now has a companion piece of legislation in the Senate.

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Monthly market update: if history holds, the market is set up for a new November peak in rates

Monthly market update: if history holds, the market is set up for a new November peak in rates

The recent slide in spot rates is typical for this time of year, according to FreightWaves’ CEO, and data indicates another peak before Thanksgiving is possible.

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Truck driver on Toyota’s hydrogen truck: “I don’t ever see going back to a diesel truck after this”

Truck driver on Toyota’s hydrogen truck: “I don’t ever see going back to a diesel truck after this”

Toyota has unveiled its second-generation hydrogen-electric truck, which builds upon the success of the first model that has been hauling live loads in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

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Today's pickup: a huge reaction to a local battle in the parking wars

Today's pickup: a huge reaction to a local battle in the parking wars

A big reaction to a local battle over parking, a market index looks strong, a unionization vote in the last mile.

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Adding context, advanced warning to weather events remains AccuWeather’s goal for enterprises

Adding context, advanced warning to weather events remains AccuWeather’s goal for enterprises

While carriers and shippers can’t change the weather, they can learn to work with it – or at least around it. That’s where the expertise of a company like AccuWeather comes in handy.

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Safeway delivery drivers make history with newly ratified union contract

Safeway delivery drivers make history with newly ratified union contract

A group of 90 Safeway.com drivers became the first grocery delivery drivers in the nation to ratify a union contract this week. The final vote came after almost a year of negotiations and a strike authorization vote.

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Walmart faces $50k fine for allowing truck parking at Illinois store

Walmart faces $50k fine for allowing truck parking at Illinois store

Walmart is facing a $50,000 fine for allowing trucks to park at one of its Illinois stores. The penalty came from the city of Springfield, which claims the store is not following the parking plan approved by the city when it was built.

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Intermodal tightness pumps Chicago freight market

Intermodal tightness pumps Chicago freight market

Intermodal tightness has pumped the hub of hubs, the Chicago freight market especially on lanes paralleling major railroads; meanwhile a minor heatwave in St. Louis may have been behind a massive surge in reefer turndowns.

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Penske Truck Leasing joins global electric charging association

Penske Truck Leasing joins global electric charging association

Realizing the need for its customers to have easy access to and use of electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the future, Penske Truck Leasing has joined the global Charging Interface Initiative e.V. association.

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Combating cheap freight with direct shippers

Combating cheap freight with direct shippers

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Running under your own authority offers plenty of challenges, but some would have it no other way. One of the biggest challenges is finding freight.

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Solar farms, CO2 and mobile racking part of the journey as RLS Logistics transforms traditional cold storage

Solar farms, CO2 and mobile racking part of the journey as RLS Logistics transforms traditional cold storage

Solar fields are being used by RLS Logistics to provide power for its cold-storage warehouses, but that is really only approach the company is taking to build greener and more sustainable facilities.

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Training drivers post-incident, in nice small nuggets

Training drivers post-incident, in nice small nuggets

The idea behind the new training program is to work with the drivers involved in an incident right away, wherever they are, and not eat up too much of their time.

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