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Employment report: Trucking adds 2,300 jobs

The U.S. economy as a whole in November added 211,000 jobs, and the country’s unemployment rate held at 5 percent.

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Long-term highway bill that slashes CSA clears Congress, goes to White House for sig

The U.S. Senate passed late Thursday the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act highway funding bill, sending the legislation to President Obama for his signature. The bill includes a number of trucking regulatory reforms, including removing carrier rankings in the CSA program from public view.

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Parking: Data on rest areas v. truck stops

Data show that parking issues aren’t limited to states showing a high percentage of publicly controlled spaces or those with a high percentage of private spaces.

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These latest numbers show the Thanksgiving effect on the flatbed spot market

Where it's hot and not: The holiday week saw flatbed load availability, predictably, fall -- bright spots exist in Medford, Ore.; Rapid City, S.D.; Omaha, Neb.; Little Rock, Ark.; Shreveport, La.; and Montgomery, Ala.

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FAST Act highway bill: What trucking measures made it, what didn’t

In: Major CSA reform, expansion of driver drug testing, detention study and more. Out: Younger truckers and a measure that could have harmed small business truckers.

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Truck parking, state by state

Overdrive’s national rankings of states' trucking parking shortages is presented in an interactive map. Use the map to access more national data on where the problem is worst (California, Rhode Island...), likewise our most recent coverage of the parking issue.

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‘Poison pill’ for independents reportedly out of highway bill

House-Senate reconciliation of differing versions of a long-term highway bill, announced Tuesday afternoon, notably excluded "interim hiring standards" language that excluded unrated carriers.

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Parking: ‘It’s bad all over’

With a major study out and a new national coalition beginning regional meetings, the heat’s up on the increasing need for safe parking.

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Trucker medical certification changes begin this month

A few changes are coming to driver medical exams later this month, again stemming from the agency's expansive National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners rule that went into effect last year.

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Diesel prices continue to decline

Diesel prices across the United States dropped an average of 2.4 cents during the week ending Nov. 30, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report.

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