6,800 trucking jobs added in April, unemployment rate tumbles

| May 02, 2014

The for-hire trucking industry added 6,800 payroll jobs in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the monthly employment report released May 2 by the DOL. The economy as a whole added 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent.

CSA: The difference (or lack thereof) a year makes

| May 01, 2014

Report from the CSA Subcommittee to the MCSAC shows a somewhat different overall tune from the year prior as FMCSA retrenches in its commitment to the CSA program.

PIB tip: Open a separate checking account for your business

| May 01, 2014

If you are the sole owner of the business, open an additional personal account and save yourself the extra fees associated with business accounts. Deposit your settlement checks in this account and pay yourself for ...

Connectivity for business: Load boards, weather, job searches highlight work resources

| May 01, 2014

Online load boards, weather apps and trucking news apps and sites top open responses from Overdrive readers on their favorite work-related websites.

Agency to start process of hiking carrier insurance minimums with MCSAC meeting

| May 01, 2014

An FMCSA committee will meet this month to begin work on the agency's plan to raise the minimum amount of liability insurance required by carriers.

Traffic added $9.2 billion to trucking industry costs in 2013

| May 01, 2014

Trucking lost $9.209 billion to traffic congestion in 2013, according to a recent report from the American Transportation Research Institute, who says the industry in aggregate was delayed 141 million hours in the year.

Bill could require carriers to pay drivers for detention time

| April 30, 2014

The Obama administration's highway bill provisions include driver compensation reform, including a requirement that carriers pay drivers for time spent on-duty but not driving.

CSA’s golden triangle more like a ‘scarlet letter’Podcast

| April 30, 2014

Audio from Panther's Irwin Shires and Transplace's Tom Sanderson at the CSA Subcommittee meeting shows difficulties of carriers dealing with the mark of the CSA program.

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