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

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.

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Roads not taken: Training, recruiting, safety

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

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

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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Overdrive, TCA name finalists in Driver of the Year competitions

Six finalists have been announced for the 2014 Driver of the Year competition, produced by the Truckload Carriers Association, Overdrive and TruckersNews.com. The Owner-Operator of the Year and the Company Driver of the Year will be named at TCA's convention in March.

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Rates: Demand on the rise short-term?

And a check-in with owner-operator Jan McCarter on her new Human Trafficking Awareness Project, looking ahead to MATS in March.

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Roads not taken, part 2: Drivers moving to carrier operations and other roles

Terminal management, planning, dispatching – there are a variety of roles to fill at any motor carrier. Former drivers are common in all of them.

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Bee haulers become the latest to ask for exemption to hours rules

The 30-minute break — especially in hot weather — puts bees in danger, bee haulers say.

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Bill introduced in Missouri would boost state top speed limit

Bill H.B. 295 was introduced by Rep. Mike Kelley in the Missouri state house to boost the maximum speed limit possible within the state's borders from 70 to 75 miles per hour.

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Broker compensation analysis: What to expect long- and short-term

"Variation" is the watchword in any analysis of broker compensation.

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Roads not taken, part 1: Owner-operator turned broker, freight agent

While there’s no guarantee a nondriving job will boost your earnings, plenty of truckers have found good money, opportunity for advancement and better quality of life after coming off the road. This series looks at several opportunities.

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