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.
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.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted two new guides regarding upcoming changes in hours of service rules on its website.
Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.
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.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced he will not be staying in his cabinet position for the second term of President Barack Obama.
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.
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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