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For-hire trucking gains 1,700 jobs in July

For-hire trucking employment in the month totaled 1.455 million, according to the DOL’s figures.

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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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For-hire trucking industry employment grew by 400 jobs in October

October’s small rise comes after a loss of several 3,200 jobs in September. The latter figure, however, was downwardly revised from the October-released preliminary figures.

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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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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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Trucking employment continues to gain

The December employment report released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows trucking added 4,200 jobs.

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Hot Button: Truckers’ choice for President

Sixty-six percent of Overdrive readers participating in our 2012 presidential election poll favored Mitt Romney as their candidate of choice.

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Trucking adds 3,100 jobs in July

For-hire trucking companies added 3,100 payroll jobs in July as the overall U.S. economy added a net of 163,000 nonfarm jobs.

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Leaving long-haul: Operators migrate to oil/gas

I talked to a pair of recently former team owner-operators late last week who, like owner-operator Mike Mace, leased to Reed Trucking, have truly rediscovered their old love of trucking -- in this case as company drivers in service operations surrounding new natural gas wells enabled by hydraulic fracturing technology. The strong demand for capacity in oil and gas services is bringing in competition to local markets as large as, you guessed it, Schneider National. The truckload ...

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