Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Nation
U.S. hiring jumps after hurricanes as employers add 261K jobs; trucking sheds 100

U.S. hiring jumps after hurricanes as employers add 261K jobs; trucking sheds 100

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 261,000 jobs in October in a bounce-back from the hurricanes that slammed the Southeast in September, while the trucking sector lost 100 jobs month-over-month.

Louisiana trucking group chief Cathy Gautreaux named to No. 2 position at FMCSA

Louisiana trucking group chief Cathy Gautreaux named to No. 2 position at FMCSA

WASHINGTON — Longtime Louisiana Motor Transport Association Executive Director Cathy Gautreaux will soon be named deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

NTSB says fatigue from undiagnosed OSA, lack of highway warnings, cause of 2016 motorcoach-truck crash

NTSB says fatigue from undiagnosed OSA, lack of highway warnings, cause of 2016 motorcoach-truck crash

WASHINGTON — The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday the probable cause of a fatal 2016 collision between a motorcoach and tractor-trailer truck near Palm Springs, California, was the California Department of Transportation’s inadequate transportation management plan for stopping highway traffic near utility work, coupled with fatigue related to undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and inaction by a driver because of fatigue.

Pilot Flying J to open new travel center in Kansas City, Mo.

Pilot Flying J to open new travel center in Kansas City, Mo.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J will open a Pilot Travel Center in Kansas City, Missouri, in early November.

FMCSA chief-nominee Martinez fields senators’ questions at hearing

FMCSA chief-nominee Martinez fields senators’ questions at hearing

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) got a step closer to having a new administrator Tuesday as the U.S. Senate Committee in Commerce, Science and Transportation held a nomination hearing for Raymond Martinez, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the agency.

Trucking Alliance limits membership to adopters of 4 safety technologies

Trucking Alliance limits membership to adopters of 4 safety technologies

WASHINGTON — The Alliance for Driver Safety and Security, also known as the Trucking Alliance, has adopted four truck safety technologies that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety concludes are critical to reduce large truck crashes and saving lives.

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