Business

2,400 trucking jobs added in January; December sees big revision

| February 06, 2015

The for-hire trucking industry added 2,400 jobs in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the government. December's gains were also upwardly revised by several thousand.

TCA chair: E-log mandate to push owner-ops from trucking, drivers should be making minimum $65k

| February 05, 2015

The looming federal rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices will cause “a huge exodus” of owner-operators, says TCA Chairman Shepard Dunn. Also, fleets should pay drivers no less than $65,000 a year, he says.

Former Arrow Trucking CEO could face $50 million sentence for misusing company funds

| February 05, 2015

The former president and CEO of the now-closed Arrow Trucking pleaded guilty Feb. 4 to one count of conspiracy and one count of tax evasion stemming from his misuse of company money and schemes designed to overcharge customers for services.

FMCSA takes next step in research on driver pay’s connection to safe operation

| February 05, 2015

FMCSA says it hopes to determine whether a relationship exists between how drivers are paid — mileage, hourly, percentage, etc. — and their safety performance.

Ohio inspection, violation intensity

| February 04, 2015

If recent trends continue, the climate for truckers on Ohio roads could improve. Overall state inspection numbers have fallen the last two years from about 75,000 total annually to just under 72,000,

FMCSA shuts down owner-operator following alcohol-related violations

| February 03, 2015

FMCSA announced Feb. 3 it has issued a shutdown order to South Dakota-based owner-operator Lonnie Roth following the revocation of his CDL and his continuing to operate without it.

Diesel’s decline slows, but price still hits lowest in over 5 years

| February 03, 2015

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fell 3.5 cents in the week ended Feb. 2 to $2.831. That’s the lowest the U.S. average has been since the week ended Nov. 9, 2009.

Truckers get $2 million from carriers after court deems them misclassified as contractors

| February 03, 2015

A California court has ordered San Diego-based carrier Pacer Cartage to pay seven of its drivers more than $2 million in back pay for what it deemed to be wage theft by the carrier.

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