Business

Jobs report: Trucking employment continues uptick, adds 3,900 jobs

| November 07, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,900 jobs in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department. The DOL also upwardly revised the number of trucking jobs for August and September.

Don’t mess with Texas: Focusing on the truck and not the trucker to roll back crashes

| November 06, 2014

Only two of the states with the biggest truck-involved fatality-crash problems show a percentage of maintenance violations above the 2013 national average of 72.6 percent – Virginia and Texas.

Attitude the key to roadside inspections, says CVSA head, who pushes inspections’ effectiveness

| November 06, 2014

Clean roadside inspections and overall safety success depend on good company culture, says CVSA head Stephen Keppler. The average amount of downtime for a truck placed out of service in a roadside inspection is 8.5 hours, Keppler said, which can have a “significant impact” on a trucking business.

TW Transport boosts driver pay

| November 06, 2014

TW Transport of Spokane, Wash., increased pay for solo drivers to 40 cents per mile and team drivers to 50 cents per mile. These changes come in addition to a $1,500 sign-on bonus for solo ...

E-log software, hardware alliance

| November 06, 2014

The BigRoad provider of logbook apps and other software and NexLink Communications, a distributor of wireless devices, are teaming up to launch the "Open Truck Alliance."

Don’t mess with Texas: No. 1 for maintenance violations

| November 05, 2014

If you’re running through the Lone Star State, don’t skimp on pre-trip inspections. No other state issues a higher percentage of maintenance violations.

Liner protrusion and why it’s critical

Bruce Mallinson | November 05, 2014

Liner protrusion refers to how far the cylinder liner protrudes above the spacer plate on the top of the block. If the liner does not protrude enough, the head gasket can, and will, fail.

Liability insurance increase for carriers could see delay, may never come, ATA says

| November 05, 2014

Owner-operator concerns over regulators’ seemingly quick work to produce a rule to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance trucking companies must have could be much ado about nothing, says ATA's chief of advocacy.

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