In what would essentially be another roadblock for drivers looking at finding a new driving job, the NTSB has recommended FMCSA to gather driver employment history and require carriers to use it.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is researching truck size and weights and will soon begin studying availability of truck parking by state.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that for-hire trucking companies added 5,000 payroll jobs in the month, pushing the total number of trucking payroll employment to 1.375 million jobs.
In a move that will leave 1,300 North American factory workers out of a job, Daimler Trucks North America is laying off 2,100 people worldwide, according to multiple reports.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has posted two new guides regarding upcoming changes in hours of service rules on its website.
Seven states have suspended hours-of-service rules for truckers transporting propane to mitigate current supply shortages.
In a letter sent to FMCSA last week, ATA asked the agency to reschedule the date that the new hours of service rule goes into effect.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood announced he will not be staying in his cabinet position for the second term of President Barack Obama.
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