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For-hire trucking employment unchanged in February as U.S. adds 175k

The for-hire trucking industry did not add or lose any payroll jobs in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, per the DOL, who also downwardly revised January's job gains to 2,600.

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Sorting through highway funding plans: Several irons in the fire

With Highway Trust Fund bankruptcy and the expiration of the MAP-21 act looming, here's a look at some of the key proposals so far to stabilize highway money and fund the next bill.

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House approves bill to exempt some fuel haulers from hours regs until May 31

U.S. House members have approved a measure that would extend hours-of-service exemptions for propane and home heating fuel haulers to May 31.

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FreightWatch: Cargo theft numbers in 2013 hit all-time high again, threat of theft grows

The number of cargo thefts recorded in 2013 tied 2012's all-time high of 951, according to an annual report, which also said that better organization and innovation by thieves continues to push the threat of cargo theft higher.

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Navistar sees net loss of $248M in 2014 first quarter

Truck and engine maker Navistar International recorded a net loss of $248 million in the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year, per an announcement from the company March 5.

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Toll talk re-emerging in advance of highway bill

Today, it feels like we're on more solid footing with not only a wider swathe of industry opinion but also among the general public, where tolls sentiment has generally trended dead-set against pricing existing interstates.

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Rates rebound in February, see big year over year spikes

Per-mile rates on the spot market saw healthy spikes in all three segments — flatbed, reefer and dry van — in February, pushing rates to big year over year gains and setting a record for dry van loads, according to Internet Truckstop.

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ATBS tax-savings webinar 3/6

The webinar is focused on strategies to minimize your tax liability and will be held 4-5 p.m. EST. You can reserve your space via links you'll find here.

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Agency, states waive hours rules for fuel haulers, some food and relief load haulers

In light of severe cold temperatures impacting much of the country and some nationwide fuel distribution problems, FMCSA and some states have continued issuance of hours-of-service waivers for fuel haulers and, now, some other relief loads, like road salt, food and livestock.

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Recent diesel price surge ends as average price nudges downward

And so ends the most recent — and rather large — upswing in diesel prices seen in late January and all of February, as the national average diesel price fell in the week ended March 3 one-tenth of a cent to $4.016, according to the Department of Energy.

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