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For-hire trucking industry employment grew by 400 jobs in October

October’s small rise comes after a loss of several 3,200 jobs in September. The latter figure, however, was downwardly revised from the October-released preliminary figures.

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Ritchie Bros. auctioning fleet equipment from Swift, Penske, Wal-Mart

Ritchie Bros. will be selling hundreds of professionally-maintained, late-model Class 8 trucks and box trucks from major fleets at its unreserved public auctions in November and December.

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Chris Behrens presents ‘Kunkletown close call’

Chris Behrens' near-miss with a triaxle dump coming his way down a rural road after the dump "passes a car on a double yellow line on a curve, coming into our travel lane."

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Where freight’s hot and not: National van, flat, reefer demand update

Nationally, demand for owner-operators pulling dry van rose with load availability, but reefer and flatbed both showed declines in DAT's load-board network.

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House passes CSA-stripping highway bill; legislation would expand driver drug testing, implement carrier ‘hiring standards’

The U.S. House of Representatives passed by a 363-64 vote Thursday, Nov. 4, a multi-year highway bill that would strip the DOT’s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program of its publicly available carrier rankings and require regulators to rework the program.

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Rhode Island trucking group counters trucks-only toll plan

RITA’s plan excludes tolling, but does increase costs for truckers. It would create more than $220 million over four years. Island lawmakers ended session June 25 without approving Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to repair infrastructure with truck-only tolls on about two dozen bridges.

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House withdraws highway bill amendment that sought to fix damaging measure for independent truckers

A fix to a measure in the House’s long-term highway bill, which as-is could be harmful to independent truckers and small trucking companies, was pulled from the House floor late Wednesday afternoon.

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I-95 Corridor Coalition scheduled to test truck parking notification system

A group of transportation agencies along the Eastern Seaboard will begin testing this month an automated technology to advise truck drivers on the real-time availability of truck parking spaces.

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Owner-operator Robert Gray loses Mississippi gubernatorial bid

Election returns from Mississippi show upstart Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Fancy Horse Transportation independent owner-operator Robert Gray losing soundly.

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Elusive e-logs: Agency misses another projected publication date for ELD mandate

After pushing Sept. 30 most of the year as the publication date for an ELD mandate, FMCSA’s latest projected date for the rule — Oct. 30 — has also come and gone, and there's no rule yet.

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