Business

Where the drivers are — Job application density by state, 2008-2015

These interactive driver population heat maps show the total CDL-holding driver applicants per capita, by resident state of the applicant, incoming to BestDriverJobs.com and network sites. Change in the maps between 2008-15 illustrate economic ups and downs affecting trucking over those years.

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DOT wants zero traffic deaths within next 30 years, announces ‘Road to Zero’ coalition

Road to Zero partners hope to accelerate the development of advanced vehicle technologies, the DOT says, along with addressing infrastructure challenges of both today and the coming decades.

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Partners in Business tip: The benefits of trailer ownership

While leased operators don’t have the pressing need to provide a trailer that most independents do, they often find trailer ownership has significant earning potential.

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Owner-ops can preview altered CSA scores based on FMCSA’s proposed changes

Changes to intervention thresholds, BASIC ratings, crash figures and more are on deck, FMCSA says, and carriers can preview the changes to their own SMS ratings here...

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Recruiting challenges as the small fleet grows: Three cases

What August, Ga.-based Cadle Trucking, Missouri's Fleenor Bros. hazmat hauler and the Percy Transportation company out of Mt. Prospect, Ill., have done in their respective operations to attract drivers to their operations amid growing pains.

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Fuel prices see slight rise during most recent week

The cheapest fuel can be found in the Gulf Coast region at $2.25 per gallon, followed by the Lower Atlantic region at $2.327 per gallon.

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Voting open for top military rookie trucker, winner receives new Kenworth

Through Nov. 11, the public can watch videos of the three finalists and vote up to 25 times per day for trucking's top military rookie. The contest is a joint effort of the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Program, Kenworth and Fastport.

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ELD mandate supplants hours of service as trucking’s top concern, survey shows

The complete results of the annual survey, which generated more than 3,200 responses from motor carriers and commercial drivers, were released today. The electronic logging device mandate scheduled to take effect next December is now the most concerning issue in trucking, survey respondents said, pushing hours to the No. 2 spot.

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Food hauler asks FMCSA to allow counting unloading time as 30-minute break

Transco Inc. recently applied for an exemption asking for drivers in its grocery and other food-related divisions to be exempt from the 30-minute rest break requirement.

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Keeping the small fleet ‘family’ happy: Pay, equipment, home time

Small-fleet owners use good pay, equipment and home time to attract loyal drivers. They say those are the bedrocks of retention, the top employment issue named in a recent Overdrive survey.

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