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Employment report: Trucking industry gained 700 jobs in August

This is the fifth consecutive month that for-hire trucking employment has added jobs, and the seventh time (out of eight months) in 2015, continuing a years-long trend of job gains in the industry.

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Lyle Puckett presents ‘8 15 2015 Medford OR’

Lyle Puckett's kudos to the trucker up ahead who kept aware of an errant merge-in-progress. Catch the latest Dashcam Central video here.

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Speed limiter mandate: White House extends review period, pushing back publication date

The OMB, which must stamp approval on rules prior to their publication, has added a note to the status of the so-dubbed Heavy Vehicle Speed Limiter rule that says “review extended,” a change made Sept. 1.

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Cargo theft warnings issued for Labor Day weekend

The threat for cargo theft is greater than normal this weekend, cargo theft prevention firms warn.

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Societal benefits of speed limiters outweigh trucker safety, Canadian court rules

“The public benefits associated with improved highway safety exceed the detrimental effects on the truck drivers," a Canadian judge wrote in the court's majority opinion.

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Van freight: Texas demand sees GATS effect, rates sag nationally, and volume rises

Volume ticked up for dry freight, but rates were lackluster in the past week. Some local markets with a higher van load-to-truck showed opportunity in these states: OR, WA, ID, WI, IN and PA.

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SEC notifies Navistar enforcement action coming, truck maker posts $28M quarterly loss

Navistar's truck segment recorded a loss of $36 million, compared with a year-ago third quarter loss of $3 million. The SEC has also notified the company it could take enforcement action within the next 180 days.

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Truckers will soon be able to work Port of Oakland on Saturdays

The Port of Oakland intends to become one of the few U.S. ports to offer off-peak shifts by adding full Saturday operations.

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POLL: Do you carry health insurance?

What's been your situation relative to health insurance through this year? Covered on your spouse's plan or a plan grandfathered by Obamacare? Purchased on the exchanges? Not covered at all?....

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Trucker Path on a growth spurt toward ‘full-blown freight marketplace’

The foundation of Trucker Path's success now and in its future, says company CEO and founder Ivan Tsybaev, "is community. That's what's important. Without that, technology is worthless."

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