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FLSA reform, parking, detention: MCSAC prioritizes reauthorization recommendations

| February 11, 2014

Reforming employee-driver compensation by removing the FLSA overtime exemption was among top recommendations, likewise expanding truck-parking availability, sleep apnea, further New Entrant attention and more.

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

| February 07, 2014

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 ...

Pay by performance, rate trends

| February 01, 2014

Was 2013 the year that changed driver pay forever? Gordon Klemp seems to think so. Catch a vid with him here from the TCA meeting in Nashville and find out why. Some potentially good news ...

‘Haul it for free?’: Readers sound off on recent hours study

| January 23, 2014

Wisecracks and ideas on rates following the recent UT Global Supply Chain Institute's study on the new hours of service's economic impact, which noted companies along the supply chain should focus on efficiency rather than ...

POLL: Should the federal minimum wage be raised?

| January 15, 2014

With many states going well above the current federal minimum of $7.25 per hour, is it time the U.S. government raised its own minimum? Weigh in on the subject via this poll and in comments. ...

Another voice on the hours of service: Owner-operator Tom Quinton

| November 30, 2013

As Quinton's and recent other commentary makes clear, the new hours of service rule is foregrounding the problem of, simply, time. Time enough to get the work done in the day allotted to do it.

Poll: Have the new hours affected your income?

| November 06, 2013

With the first quarter following the July 1 change in the hours of service rules well over and done, what has been the economic impact for your operation?

Safety is all in the perception

| October 03, 2013

I can't help but be a little fixated on the government shutdown. Our parents are all paid by the government right now, either in the form of retirement or a paycheck. If their money is ...

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