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National average spot van and refrigerated truckload rates ended 2017 at their highest point of the year as capacity tightened during the week ending Dec. 30. Thats according to newly released figures from DAT Solutions, based on its network of load boards, as the freight matching service provider also released its list of the top 10 hottest spot freight markets last year.

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Michelin North America Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) have agreed to combine their respective North American replacement tire distribution and related service operations in a 50-50 joint venture.

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The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is still accepting nominations for the International Driver Excellence Award, but nomination packets must be received by Jan. 12 to be eligible.

Covenant Transport has announced a new Teaming Bonus program with incentives of up to $40,000 that is aimed at driving teams and single drivers willing to convert to teaming.

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TransForce has acquired the assets of Trucking Unlimited, which operates m, a job board that matches motor carriers with truck drivers.

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Two readings of the nations manufacturing sector showed solid increases in December with one showing the strongest growth in nearly three years while another report showed construction spending hit a record high.

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Rep. Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has announced that he will not seek reelection this year.

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Smokey Point Distributing, a Daseke company, has announced that Olympia, Wash.-based dedicated glass hauler Belmont Enterprises has joined the company.

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The new four-cylinder Isuzu FTR truck achieved a strong all-around showing in independent testing, according to results announced by Isuzu commercial Truck of America.

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UPS is expecting a record 1.4 million returns on Jan. 3 after averaging more than 1 million returns every day before Christmas in December.

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Wabco will expand its services and technological offerings for commercial vehicles in Africa after acquiring the remaining interest of its partnership with Sturrock and Robson Industries.

Conversion Interactive Agency and DriverFacts have partnered on a new solution to prequalify drivers for employment by pulling applicants data and connecting prospective employees with recruiters.

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James Langley has been promoted to president of the Dart Holding Company, Highway Sales, and Logistics companies, according to a press release from Dart Network Chairman Donald Oren.

Renren, which operates a social networking service and internet finance business in China, has entered into an agreement to buy the trucking industry social platform Trucker Path.

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Work deaths climbed 7% in 2016, and transportation incidents accounted for 40% of those fatalities, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

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