Kevin Jones

6,800 trucking jobs added in April, unemployment rate tumbles

| May 02, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 6,800 payroll jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released May 2 by the DOL. The economy as a whole added 288,000 jobs ...

Hours rule flaws: Study finds fault in FMCSA research, calls for review of rule

| April 23, 2014

The research used by FMCSA to justify its hours of service rule is seriously flawed and calls into question the entirety of the rule itself, said the American Transportation Research Institute in a study released ...

Senate transportation leaders push for long-term highway bill, maintaining spending levels

| April 11, 2014

Key transportation leaders in the U.S. Senate have agreed to several priorities for the next highway bill, with the two key elements being passing a longer-term bill and maintaining current highway spending levels.

Trucking employment gains again, up 3,300 jobs in March

| April 04, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 payroll jobs in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released April 4 by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Michelin X ONE tops 2 million tires sold; new trailer tire introduced

| March 28, 2014

Less than four years after topping one million Michelin X One tire sales, Michelin Americas Truck Tires has reached the two million mark in North America, the company said Thursday in a presentation at the ...

Eaton inks deals with Paccar, Volvo

| March 28, 2014

Eaton has expanded its truck transmission offerings with Paccar and Volvo, the company announced Thursday at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Meritor WABCO to release ProView performance management system in May 2014

| March 26, 2014

Meritor WABCO is working with SmartDrive Systems to develop what the company bills as the commercial vehicle industry’s most comprehensive and efficient performance management system. Designed to help fleets improve safety and operational efficiency, ...

National diesel price remains mostly flat, still above $4

| March 10, 2014

March diesel price swings continue to come in more lamb than lion: The national average diesel price climbed slightly, up a half-cent to $4.021 in the week ended March 10.

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones is Senior Editor, Trucking Media, and writes from his home in Little Rock, Ark. His Fleet Street blog features whatever strikes his fancy and has at least a little connection to trucks, or drivers, or highways. Or David Allan Coe. (Google "the perfect country and western song" if you're not nearly as old as Kevin is.) You can also keep up with Kevin by following his Twitter feed (@KevinJonesCCJ) or just drop him a line: kevin.jones@randallreilly.com.

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