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‘One out of every six Americans killed on the job is a truck driver’

That's directly from a Department of Labor blog post about workplace-death stats, explored here. And: One operator's reliable truck is another's "dream gear" -- one driver's wisecrack "comment of the week"...

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Where driving jobs have arisen since 1978

Whatever the extent of any "driver shortage," you wouldn’t think there is one by checking a National Public Radio report by Quoctrung Bui that traces the most common jobs in every state since 1978. The data not only highlights trends about trucking jobs, but also reveals aspects of the broader economy over almost four decades. In 1978, the U.S. Census Bureau category that includes truck drivers was the most common job category in nine states. An interactive U.S. ...

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Jeff Clark is a good egg

Dust-up over an eating contest at MATS and the Bureau of Labor Statistics' prototypical driver yields insights: "I'm not a troublemaker, I'm a concerned citizen. Most of the time."

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Trucking jobs rise in February

If the numbers hold, the increase in trucking jobs would be the largest one-month surge since December 1990.

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1,400 trucking jobs added

Trucking jobs in November also grew on a year-over-over basis for the second month in row.

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Trucking adds 300 jobs in Oct.

Since the beginning of March, trucking companies have added 15,900 jobs, according to the latest numbers.

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Trucking adds jobs in July

Since the beginning of March, trucking companies have added 13,000 jobs, according to the preliminary numbers.

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Trucking jobs added in May

With strong gains in April and May, the trucking industry virtually has erased previous job losses for the year.

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NAFTA trade up 24% in February

The 24.1 percent increase is the largest year-over-year rise on record but freight value remained 14.3 percent less than in February 2008.

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