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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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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Does federal law exempt truckers from certain state labor laws? Supreme Court could decide

The Federal Aviation Administration Act of 1994 — which explicitly says federal law preempts state laws in such circumstances — could face a challenge in the country’s highest court this year, as Penske Logistics has filed a petition asking the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower court’s decision.

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Why diesel’s sluggish price drop should accelerate  

Now that gasoline has plunged below $2 a gallon in some markets and diesel remains above $3, you might wonder why diesel prices haven’t fallen as fast.

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