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Senators ask GAO to assess autonomous trucks’ potential to displace workers

In the wake of the FMCSA's Monday listening session on regulating the highly automated driving environment expected in the future, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed request GAO study the issue of job displacement -- more commentary from the session explored here.

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Cutting through the ‘autonomous’ hype with Bendix’s Fred Andersky

Listen in on Andersky's "Drivers and the Automated Future" tech talk at the Bendix booth at the Mid-American Trucking Show two weeks back -- likewise a talk on PM procedures for slack adjusters.

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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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