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Spring spot freight blooms to close out April
Loads jump 9%, but rates unchanged on DAT load boards
The number of spot market loads jumped 9% during the final week of April, reported DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

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UPS exec calls for accelerated pace on cleaner trucks
Despite gains, transportation must move faster to alternative fuels

LONG BEACH, CA.  Once described as brown on the outside and green on the inside, UPS delivery vans and the rest of company’s 300,000 vehicles have made great progress in moving to cleaner alternative fuels over the last decade. “But for all that progress, we still have unfinished business to attend to and we have to move even faster than we have in the past,” according to Carlton Rose, president of global fleet maintenance and engineering for UPS.

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Zero-emission trucks? California plan calls for them
Trucking group challenges assumptions, goals
Call it progressive, or call it illegal, California continues to go its own way with an ambitious, far-reaching transportation program that is designed to achieve “the next step in the evolution of the freight sector.” So what does the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan mean for trucking?

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