The for-hire trucking industry added 3,300 payroll jobs in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released April 4 by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced this week the two main items it is pushing Congress to include in its next highway bill: Bolstering training for new drivers and reforming the federal trucking regulatory process.
Two members of Congress have asked the Government Accountability Office to evaluate studies done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that justify the most recent hours of service regulations changes, which took effect last year.
Even if you do nothing more at tax time than bury your accountant with receipts and other papers, it’s good to know the basics on deductions.
Per-mile spot market rates in all three segments — flatbed, reefer, van — soared upward in March, according to data released April 1 by loadboard Internet Truckstop. Flatbed and dry van rates hit all-time highs in the time Internet Truckstop has been keeping records, since 2005.
News from around Pennsylvania, New York and South Carolina show the rhetoric on and interest in tolls from lawmakers is high, if not always well-grounded...
The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel dropped for the third consecutive week in the week ended March 31, falling another 1.3 cents to $3.975, according to the DOE.
Though lighter than usual on major announcements, the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., last week still produced some highlights. Here is a roundup of some of the noteworthy and popular items from the show
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