Pennsylvania appeals court rules no-hire clause invalid

Pennsylvania appeals court rules no-hire clause invalid

The third-party logistics provider (“3PL”) in this case had a clause in its Motor Carriage Services Contract with a non-exclusive trucking company. The clause prevented the trucking company (“carrier”) from hiring or trying to hire any of the 3PL’s employees while the two companies were still in business or within two years after they stopped doing business.

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FreightWaves Research Institute announces 'War on Detention' pledge

FreightWaves Research Institute announces 'War on Detention' pledge

The FreightWaves Research Institute, in conjunction with industry partners, universities and technology vendors announces the “War on Detention Pledge” – a promise for companies involved in the freight transportation ecosystem to develop and advance research, initiatives and best practices to mitigate uncompensated asset and driver detention.

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Your business as a user interface: steps to becoming more user-friendly

Your business as a user interface: steps to becoming more user-friendly

The absolute first step in evaluating your business as a User Interface is to do a thorough audit of every and all daily, weekly and monthly tasks and processes to provide a strong benchmark for where you are versus where you will be.

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National Labor Relations Board regional director rules unit of drivers to be separate from unit of dockworkers

National Labor Relations Board regional director rules unit of drivers to be separate from unit of dockworkers

The Union in this case sought to represent a unit of drivers at one of the carrier’s facilities.  Under the Union’s petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), only drivers would be represented. The carrier argued that the unit should be a “wall-to-wall” unit of all of its non-supervisory employees, or, alternatively, a unit of all full-time and regular part-time drivers and dockworkers.

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Detention time math class: Drivers lose over 20,000 miles per year

Detention time math class: Drivers lose over 20,000 miles per year

The more we hear about the detrimental effects of detention time on our industry, the more truckload carrier leaders should be scratching their heads. Even in one of the most lucrative years on record, it is clear that operations could be made so much more profitable if this simple problem of detention time were addressed.

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Can't fly away from this problem: Trucks required to undergo spotted lanternfly inspections

Can't fly away from this problem: Trucks required to undergo spotted lanternfly inspections

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive species from Asia that first appeared in Pennsylvania in 2014. Despite efforts to control the insect, known to be a prolific eater and breeder, it continued to spread. The bugs have now been spotted in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and New York.

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Knight-Swift's precision and transparency on display amidst financial success

Knight-Swift's precision and transparency on display amidst financial success

Recently, Knight-Swift announced a 28% positive revision on their earnings guidance for Q4 2018. Details will be confirmed on January 29th when they release officially. However, this industry leader appears to have been one of many to report better than expected earnings to the street.

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