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The Journal of Commerce Online: DAT, Convoy embroiled in anti-competition legal battle

Load board provider DAT and freight broker Convoy have sued one another over Convoy’s development of a product that DAT says is competitive with its own, violating a contract Convoy signed with DAT.

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Inbound Logistics: 6 Ways Shippers Can Add Confidence and Clarity to the RFP Process

For shippers, the RFP is an opportunity to manage network costs and enable new business opportunities.

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Inbound Logistics: 2022 Inbound Logistics Perspectives: 3PL Market Research Report

Rampant inflation, including high transportation costs. A tight labor market. Commodities shortages. Uncertainties tied to the war in Ukraine and the pandemic. There seems to be no end to the obstacles ready to frustrate shippers as they work to serve their customers and make a profit.

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The Wall Street Journal: U.S. GDP Fell at 0.9% Annual Rate in Second Quarter; Recession Fears Loom Over Economy

The U.S. economy shrank for a second quarter in a row—a common definition of recession—as the housing market buckled under rising interest rates and high inflation took steam out of business and consumer spending.

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Cargo Business News: Trucking Trends: Truckload forecast: Issues that will shape the rest of 2022

When it comes to the second half of the year, the only thing transportation pros can count on is more volatility. Let’s look at what the rest of 2022 will hold for shippers and movers of truckload freight.

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Business Insider: FedEx’s largest delivery contractor makes rare public warning that contractors are going bankrupt so fast the ground delivery network could collapse

In an unprecedented move, contractors will elect a 10-member committee to negotiate with FedEx Ground at an annual conference in Las Vegas next month.

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PR Newswire: Route Consultant Founder Spencer Patton Calls for Network-Wide Financial Remedies for FedEx Ground Contracted Service Providers (CSPs)

In a video appeal and supporting letter Spencer Patton, Founder + President of Route Consultant, urged FedEx Ground to provide substantial financial remedies to its base of 6,000+ Contracted Service Providers (CSPs) by November 25, 2022.

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Transport Drive: California poised to enforce AB5 despite driver concerns

The state of California is poised to begin enforcement of its AB5 labor law, rejecting calls from the trucking industry for a delay to give drivers and carriers more time to comply.

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FreightWaves: Truckers at Oakland protest say ‘cargo won’t flow until AB5 goes’

Around 450 protesters opposing AB5 were blocking all of the terminal gates at the Port of Oakland, forcing TraPac and the largest terminal operator, Oakland International Container Terminal, also known as SSA, to close operations on Wednesday.

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Reuters: President Biden faces deadline in U.S. railroad labor standoff

U.S. President Joe Biden faces a deadline next week to intervene in nationwide U.S. railroad labor talks covering 115,000 workers, or open the door to a potential strike or lockout that could threaten an already fragile economy and choke supplies of food and fuel.

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