Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.
Compared with November 2010, trucking employment is up by 33,800 jobs.
Compared to October 2010, seasonally adjusted trucking employment is up by 36,600, or 2.9 percent.
Compared with September 2010, September trucking employment was up by 42,200.
Trucking industry payroll employment dipped by 900 jobs in August.
New regulations will increase truck cost, owner-operator pay expected to rise, natural gas trucks catching on and other industry news items are featured.
Compared to July 2010, trucking employment is up by 43,000 positions, or 3.5 percent.
Revised numbers show a 3,000-job increase in May and 4,400 positions added in June.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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