employment

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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Ranking jobs: Truck Driver gains while Publication Editor plummets

At No. 108, though, 'Truck Driver' falls far behind the No. 1 occupation of 'Actuary,' a sort of glorified statistician of sorts -- meaning FMCSA's CSA team might have the best job in the country?

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Board says FMCSA should gather driver employment history, give to carriers

In what would essentially be another roadblock for drivers looking at finding a new driving job, the NTSB has recommended FMCSA to gather driver employment history and require carriers to use it.

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Our EOBR gifts to Mexican carriers

One of the curious aspects of the current cross-border trucking plan is the U.S. paying for Mexican trucks to be equipped with electronic onboard recorders.

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Three weeks: FOIA turnaround for PSP information

On November 23, I made note of an avenue toward gaining access to crash and inspection information contained on drivers' Pre-Employment Screening Program reports. Working through the official FMCSA contractor, the fee to obtain a copy of the report to guarantee quality of the information is $10, but in my November 23 "Save $10 on CSA 2010" post I made note of drivers successfully making Freedom of Information Act requests to obtain the same information without ...

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Trucking job losses slow

Payroll employment among for-hire trucking companies in November dropped 0.2 percent.

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7,500 trucking jobs lost in October

Trucking employment is down 9.3 percent from October 2008.

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