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Truckers cope with flooding crisis, the FMCSA begins its Pre-Employment Screening Program, a cross-border trucking program with Mexico will be announced soon, steps toward sleep disorder screening are taken and many more industry issues are featured.

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A shortage of drivers — and quality

I've been hearing since at least March that many carriers are once again scrounging for drivers. This means a return to business as usual in terms of a driver shortage, only this time it could more severe than normal. The reasons by now are well-known. The economy has been bouncing back. Imminent safety-related regulations -- notably Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 -- are expected to push a significant number of drivers out of the cab. Our friends at the ...

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Trucking jobs up in April, down in March

Payroll employment for the industry was 3,200 lower than what the government reported last month for March.

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Factories humming; inventories start growing

Today’s report on manufacturing shows it expanded in March for the eighth consecutive month, says the Institute for Supply Management, which does a monthly survey of supply executives. The good news mirrors what many in the trucking industry have said in recent weeks about freight demand – and driver demand with it – picking up. ISM also says the overall economy grew for the 11th consecutive month. “The rate of growth as indicated by the PMI (Purchasing ...

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Trucking jobs fall in February

The for-hire trucking industry lost 4,300 jobs in February, and the industry lost jobs in January rather than gained them.

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Tango Transport to hire 200

Tango Transport LLC, based in Shreveport, La., plans to hire 200 employees this year, most of them for commerical driving jobs.

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Is it recovery yet?

It’s hard some weeks to stack up the economic reports and figure if things are getting better or worse. This week was no exception.

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CSA 2010 webinar Thursday night

To learn details of the new federal safety program, log in to Overdrive’s Jan. 21 webinar, featuring Certified Fleet Safety Director Mike Rone.

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Trucking loses more than 94,000 jobs in 2009

Payroll employment among for-hire trucking companies dropped 7 percent – or 94,200 jobs – in 2009 to approximately 1.247 million workers, according to the latest figures released Friday, Jan. 8, by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. For December, payroll employment was down 0.3 percent from November.  With the estimated 3,300 jobs lost in December, the trucking industry has lost 208,000 jobs – or 14.3 percent – since seasonally adjusted trucking employment peaked in ...

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Trucking loses more than 94,000 jobs in 2009

Payroll employment at for-hire trucking companies fell by 3,300 in December, according to Department of Labor.

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