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Trucking industry employment jumped in October, September

Trucking industry employment jumped in October, September

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,000 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in October, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly report. The DOL also upwardly adjusted trucking’s employment stats for September by more than 5,000 jobs.

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Kevin Rutherford’s case to brokers for stronger partnerships with owner-operators

Hear how Kevin Rutherford broke the ice with a roomful of brokers: "Many of my listeners think the majority of this room are lying, cheating scumbag parasites sitting in a room with a phone and an internet connection sucking all the profit out of the load."

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Parking needs on Washington State’s radar

Parking needs on Washington State's radar

If you don’t include three truck stops at the north, south and eastern edges metropolitan Seattle, the area containsonly about 200 to 300 truck parking spaces. It's a fact that Washington State patrol is well aware of and is making moves to combat.

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Convoy tech-enabled brokerage inks deal with Unilever to handle ‘millions’ in freight in 2017

Convoy tech-enabled brokerage inks deal with Unilever to handle 'millions' in freight in 2017

The Convoy deal with shipper Unilever is victory for a young brokerage operating in something of a nontraditional way, enabled by technology to streamline elements of the freight transaction (think "uberization of trucking") -- in an increasingly crowded market.

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Three states suspend hours of service regulations for gas haulers

Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina have suspended hours of service regulations for gas haulers in the states to minimize disruption of transportation in the states.

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Court rules PSP reports don’t violate driver privacy

Court rules PSP reports don’t violate driver privacy

In 2014, six truckers filed a class action suit, but the federal district court rejected arguments that FMCSA’s inclusion of less serious violations in PSP reports violates applicants’ privacy and that the agency lacks authority to release it.

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Spot market demand tilting toward a stronger environment for carriers in 2017

Spot market demand tilting toward a stronger environment for carriers in 2017

FTR analyst and COO Jonathan Starks feels truckers' demand position in the spot market will improve well into 2017, particularly if movement toward electronic logging devices picks up. As in any improving-demand situation, rates will follow up.

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Washington state: Putting the move on moving violations, logs

Washington state: Putting the move on moving violations, logs

The one-two combination of hours of service and traffic enforcement packs the biggest punch for Washington State -- with a technology assist.

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Peak season hours changes begin this week at ports

Peak season hours changes begin this week at ports

Some U.S. ports continue to monitor and adjust gate hours as peak shipping season winds down toward Christmas.

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Partners in Business tip: Shop for insurance

Don’t automatically include insurance in the final contract of a truck loan. Shop around beforehand, and you may opt to buy it elsewhere.

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