Trucking employment continues years-long gains

| February 01, 2013

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that for-hire trucking companies added 5,000 payroll jobs in the month, pushing the total number of trucking payroll employment to 1.375 million jobs.

Daimler Trucks cutting up to 1,300 jobs

| February 01, 2013

In a move that will leave 1,300 North American factory workers out of a job, Daimler Trucks North America is laying off 2,100 people worldwide, according to multiple reports.

FMCSA publishes hours of service guidance

| January 31, 2013

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted two new guides regarding upcoming changes in hours of service rules on its website.

Hours rules suspended for propane haulers

| January 30, 2013

Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.

Group asks DOT to push back hours of service date

| January 29, 2013

In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, ATA asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect.

LaHood bowing out as Transportation Secretary

| January 29, 2013

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced he will not be staying in his cabinet position for the second term of President Barack Obama.

Daytime sleep worse than split sleep, says FMCSA study

| January 28, 2013

Sleeping during the day makes drivers sleepier and causes drivers to get less sleep than a consolidated sleep period at night and a split sleep schedule, the study concludes.

Cargo theft numbers fall in 2012

| January 27, 2013

As fleets, owners and drivers have responded to cargo theft's rise in recent years with more security and watch, cargo thefts in 2012 dropped in 2011, thought just slightly.

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