POLL: Long-term impacts of U.S.-Mexico cross-border long-haul?

| January 12, 2015

This poll follows the U.S. government's recent announcement of an impending opening of long-haul cross-border opportunity for Mexican carriers? What will be the primary U.S. result, as you see it?

Opening the border: Data on Mexican carriers ‘robust,’ FMCSA says; trucking groups split on decision

James Jaillet & Todd Dills | January 12, 2015

Readers note their concerns about Mexican carriers undercutting U.S. carriers. Also, FMCSA clarifies the data it used to make its decision.

Roads not taken: Diesel technician demand on the rise

Jason Cannon and Todd Dills | January 12, 2015

You’ve heard of the "driver shortage," right? The world of diesel technicians is experiencing a similar dynamic as equipment evolves, many techs retire and fewer people enter the vocation.

Labor roundup: Teamsters lose vote at Con-way, mediators assist port negotiations

| January 12, 2015

In trucking labor-related news from last week, federal mediators have been called in to help resolve labor disputes at West Coast ports, while the Teamsters lost a vote at a California Con-way facility.

Jan. 15: Neglecting this IRS deadline will cost you

| January 12, 2015

When it comes to income tax, the end of each year gets independent contractors thinking about last-minute strategies to reduce income. After that, April 15 looms as the big deadline. So it’s easy to ignore Jan. ...

FMCSA opens border: Mexican carriers will be allowed to apply for U.S. operating authority

| January 09, 2015

The move comes less than three months after the end of the agency's cross-border pilot program, that data from which has been questioned by the DOT Inspector General.

Roads not taken: Training, recruiting, safety

| January 09, 2015

Interviews and information here from active fleet personnel, some of them former drivers, on compensation and other benefits of training, safety and recruiting roles.

For-hire trucking gains 7,300 jobs in December as unemployment ticks lower

| January 09, 2015

The for-hire trucking industry added 7,300 jobs in December on a seasonally adjusted basis. For-hire trucking employment totals 1.429 million.

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