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Express WriteUp now offers several new features to enhance the driver experience and improve efficiency. Photo: Daimler

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Daimler Trucks Updates Vehicle Repair App

Express WriteUp now offers several new features to enhance the driver experience and improve efficiency.

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta Photo: Department of Labor

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ATA Applauds DOL Employment Insurance Proposal

A Department of Labor proposed rule that would “expand the opportunity” to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Small Business Health Plans, also known as Association Health Plans, is being lauded by the American Trucking Associations.

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FMCSA Cuts UCR Fees for Motor Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that reduces annual registration fees collected the Unified Carrier Registration Plan and Agreement for the 2018, 2019, and subsequent registration years.

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Economic Watch: Employment, Factory Activity, and a Possible Drag on GDP

The number of overall job additions in the U.S. slowed in December as the trucking industry shed some positions, while separate reports show a bit of softening in the factory sector, amid a new concern about the overall economic performance in the final part of 2017.

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Harbor Trucking Association Promotes LaBar to CEO

The Harbor Trucking Association has promoted Executive Director Weston LaBar to the position of Chief Executive Officer, which is a new position for the organization.

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year, October 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

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Trucking Helps U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Post 12th Straight Monthly Gain

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners posted its 12th consecutive year-over-year increase in October, according to newly released Transportation Department figures.

Winter Storm Grayson Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Storm Blasts East Coast with Blizzard Conditions

A massive winter storm known as a Bomb Cyclone has slammed the East Coast from Florida to Maine, bringing with it snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures that are creating difficult traveling conditions across a wide swath of the Northeast.

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Spot Van, Refrigerated Rates End 2017 at Highs for the Year

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. That’s 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.

Image via CVSA

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CVSA Still Accepting Nominations for International Driver Excellence Award

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.

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Covenant Offers Up to $40,000 in Team Driver Bonuses

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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