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Abilene Motor Express is a Richmond, Va.-based carrier with nearly 400 trucks that operates throughout the U.S. and Canada. Photo via Abilene Motor Express

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Knight Transportation Buys Abilene Motor Express

Knight Transportation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Knight-Swift Holdings, has acquired all of the assets of Abilene Motor Express and related entities, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

The accused allegedly took more than $19 million from small trucking businesses by creating the false impression that they were affiliated with U.S. DOT, the UCR system, or another government agency.

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Service Accused of Coercing Fleets into Paying Fake Fees Agrees to Settle

The operators of an online registration service for carriers have agreed to settle with the FTC for $900,000 over charges that they impersonated and falsely claimed affiliation with government agencies to trick fleets into paying them for UCR registration.

The driver turnover rate for truckload carriers fell in the fourt quarter of 2017, but the rate remained 14 points higher than for the previous year.

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Turnover Rate Declines but Driver Shortage Still a Concern

The driver turnover rate for truckload carriers fell in the final three months of 2017, but the rate remained 14 points higher than it was for the previous year.

Photo of the 2018 NV Cargo courtesy of Nissan.

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Nissan Expands Full-Size Van Production

Nissan North America has expanded production of its NV cargo and passenger vans by adding a second shift to its Canton, Ohio, assembly plant, where Nissan recently celebrated production of 4 million vehicles.

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FMCSA: A Driver Found Lacking Required ELD May Finish Trip

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has advised how the electronic logging device mandate will be enforced beginning April 1, 2018, when the period of “soft enforcement” ends.

The value U.S.-North American freight by mode in billions: 2016-2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

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Trucking’s Share of Cross Border Freight Value Declines

Trucking posted the biggest loss of the five major transportation modes when it came to the value of U.S. freight moved between Canada and Mexico last year, according to new Transportation Department figures.

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Economic Watch: Industrial Production, Consumer Sentiment Up; New Homes Mixed

Industrial production in the U.S. rebounded from a drop at the start of the year, as consumer sentiment is the best in more than a decade – but there's a decline reported in parts of the new-home-building market.

Parcel Metro uses customized software that allows DHL eCommerce to create a “virtual delivery network” of local and regional contract couriers and crowd-sourced providers. Image: DHL

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DHL Getting Into Last Mile Delivery Market

DHL is getting back into the domestic delivery market in the U.S. with its new DHL Parcel Metro service in major cities, backed by increasing use of high-tech solutions in the delivery process and the warehouse.

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ATA Expands Mid-Year Management Event

ATA has rebranded its annual May Leadership Meeting to offer a more inclusive experience on the trucking industry calendar, dubbed the Mid-Year Management Session.

Trucking Moves America Forward continued to expand its outreach in 2017, to help get the word out on trucking's importance in the U.S.

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Trucking Moves America Forward Doubled Media Presence Last Year

Trucking Moves America Forward has reached over a hundred million people through a combination of billboards, trailer wraps, industry events, and media appearances, the industry organization recently announced.

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