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2,400 trucking jobs added in January; December sees big revision

The for-hire trucking industry added 2,400 jobs in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the government. December's gains were also upwardly revised by several thousand.

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Roads not taken: Diesel technician demand on the rise

You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.

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Trucking employment continues to grow as economy adds jobs

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,000 jobs in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report. The U.S. economy as a whole added 321,000 non-farm jobs in the month.

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Can an employer fire or refuse to hire me on account of a sleep apnea diagnosis?

Following the 2008 amendment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers must make reasonable accommodations for drivers with sleep apnea, says Truckers for a Cause cofounder and driver Bob Stanton.

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Trucking employment jumps again in June, U.S. job growth healthy

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 jobs in June on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released by the government. The U.S. economy as a whole in May added 288,000 non-farm jobs, pushing the country’s unemployment rate down to 6.1 percent -- its lowest since Sept. 2008.

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May employment report: Trucking gains 1,500 jobs, U.S. hiring surges

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,500 jobs in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released June 6 by the Dept. of Labor. The U.S. economy as a whole added 217,000 jobs in the month.

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POLL: What’s the longest you’ve stayed with one carrier?

If you've ever leased to or driven for another carrier, how long was your longest consecutive tenure with one. Tell us in this poll.

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Employment report: For-hire trucking gains 3,200 jobs in January

The trucking industry added 3,200 jobs in January, according to preliminary numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, following up a month of low job growth in December, when the for-hire industry added just 100 jobs.

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Navistar confirms ‘workforce reductions’

Navistar is cutting jobs, but declines further comment until an event next week, said spokesperson Elissa Maurer. The Chicago Tribune reported on Aug. 9 that the company was planning "a few hundred layoffs." Another 140 contract jobs are reported to be terminated as well. The Chicago-area Daily Herald published a similar story.   "We have been in the process of workforce reductions and more details will be covered on our third quarter analyst call on Wednesday morning," wrote Maurer.

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Real unemployment rate: 14%

Rebuttals to the monthly jobs numbers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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