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Trucking sets revenue record in 2014, eclipsing $700 billion and hauling 70% of U.S. freight

The trucking industry brought in a record $700.4 billion in revenue in 2014, according to a report released this week by the American Trucking Associations.

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1,900 trucking jobs added in April; U.S. unemployment rate at 7-year low

The for-hire trucking industry added 1,900 jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, released May 8, making up some ground lost in March.

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New ‘LoadDOCs’ document-transfer app

The latest such app on the market, available for Android and iOS, was designed by software engineer Will Chu, who's now on a mission to connect with users on enhancements.

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Do you manage your truck/trucks’ ECM data?

Do you download and examine data recorded by your truck's electronic control module? Hard brake events, last-stop information, speed and fuel economy data are all among the parameters measured.

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Photos, video: Freightliner’s introduction of U.S.’ first autonomous truck

Photos and video of Freightliner's self-driving truck, unveiled this week.

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Geographically undesirable: Q&A with Indiana, S.C. enforcement reps

Efficacy and fairness of the federal CSA program questioned given broad geographical differences in approaches to enforcement. More from this candid talk at TCA's Safety/Security Division meet.

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Clear the cache: Managing truck, device data effectively to assist in, prevent litigation

Audio and more from attorney Rob Moseley: Failure to manage data routinely could lead to situations not at all uncommon that put the trucker at a distinct disadvantage when accused of fault after a crash.

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Striking port truckers return to work following deal with carriers

Southern California truckers demanding to be reclassified as company employees have quit striking at three of the four non-union drayage firms they began picketing last Monday.

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

Heads up, there’s ‘bears everywhere': Thursday enforcement round-up

'Roadcheck effect' follow-up: Midwest Truckers spar with Will County, Ill., law enforcement and the state DOT; reports in Washington emphasis priority patrols from truck enforcement statewide.

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Infographic: Electronic logging device maker PeopleNet pushes driver pay, convenience as e-log benfits

Major electronic logging device provider PeopleNet this week unveiled an infographic detailing stats that the company says show use of ELDs can boost a driver's annual pay by about $1,500 and save about 30 minutes a day.

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