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Freight rates, volumes slip, according to latest For-Hire Trucking Index

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – Last week ACT Research released the latest For-Hire Trucking Index, which included March data. The index showed contraction in both volumes...
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$25,000 hazardous duty pay for truckers. What are your thoughts?

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Our friends at the Trucking Review Channel discuss the idea that is being floated in Congress regarding hazardous pay for essential workers.Please let us...
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Making $63.00 per mile

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Our friends at the Trucking Review Channel talk about those times when the money is really good. Courtesy: Trucking Review Channel
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ACT Research For-Hire Trucking Index: Rates slip amid strong holiday freight

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COLUMBUS, Ind. – The latest release of ACT’s For-Hire Trucking Index showed improvement in for-hire freight volumes and utilization. The data used in the...
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Annualized turnover rate for large, small TL carriers up in third quarter

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The annualized turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose in the third quarter, according to American...

Annualized turnover rate for large, small TL carriers up in third quarter

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The annualized turnover rate at both large and small truckload carriers rose in the third quarter, according to American Trucking Associations’...
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Employers add 128K jobs in October, for-hire trucking up 1,300, but …

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against...
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FMCSA website lists jobs for 18-20 year olds with military heavy truck experience

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WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Monday said that it has published a new job opportunities website to help 18-20-year-olds...
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U.S. employers add modest 130K jobs in August; for-hire trucking loses 4,500

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WASHINGTON  — U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that hiring in the United States has slowed but...

OIG to audit FMCSA’s oversight of compliance of state CDL programs

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WASHINGTON — A fatal traffic accident in Massachusetts involving a tractor trailer has prompted the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Transportation...

TCA accepting nominations for annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Truckload Carriers Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Best Fleets to Drive For in North America competition.TCA officials...
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Ohio’s Scott Woodrome wins top honors at National Truck Driving Championships

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PITTSBURGH — Scott Woodrome, a professional truck driver from Middletown, Ohio, representing team FedEx Freight, has been named the Bendix Grand Champion...
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U.S. employers add 164,000 jobs in July, for-hire trucking hiring up 2,000

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WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding a still-healthy 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend...
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Payin Marfo of Ghana jumped at the chance to help form an all-female team...

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Anyone who’s been to Disney World may have heard a saccharine song with the refrain, “It’s a small world, after all.”
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What women want: home time, good pay and training, plus a mentor to help...

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We’ve all heard this second part of an old nursery rhyme:What are little girls made of?What are little...
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Study notes significant increase in pace of carrier pay increases

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Transportation Institute (NTI), which following compensation trends in the trucking industry, says it has noticed a...
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Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had positive impact on owner-operators

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Preliminary data based on over 3,000 tax returns indicate that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had an overall...

Why America is facing a shortage of truck drivers.

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CBS News shares their views on what they think is causing a driver shortage.What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below.