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Trucking Adds 1,500 Jobs In May-Growth Slower

Industry Growth Slower Than Expected The trucking industry did grow in May, just not up to expert expectations according to our sources. Trucking accounted for 1,500 of the 217,000 jobs added in May, and the...
2015 Transportation Bill

The Effects of the 2015 Transportation Bill on the Trucking Industry

2015 Transportation Bill Passes Congress On November 5th, Congress passed a six-year transportation bill. There is nothing that is extremely good about this bill but is not that bad either. It is relatively good for...
Route 78 Crash

Truck Driver Escapes Fatal Crash On Route 78

Truck Driver Escapes Fatal Crash; One Dead, One In Critical Condition A driver of a truck involved in a collision on I-78 in New Jersey near New York City Saturday escapes his flaming truck by...

Caterpillar Lawsuits Mounting Over Engines

Caterpillar Lawsuits Filed Up to 10 lawsuits have been filed against Caterpillar, stating that the company's ACERT C13 and C15 engines were defective. The lawsuits also state that Caterpillar hid this information from owners and buyers....
ATA Management Conference And Exhibition 2015

2015 ATA Management Conference Exhibition October 17th-20th 2015

Registration has now begun for the 2015 ATA Management Conference Exhibition. This year's event will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, PA. From now until September 14th, you can...

DOT Index Near Record Highs

The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.4 percent in April from March, increasing for the third consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’...

Temperature-Controlled Truckload Carrier Marten Transport Growth Behind Strong Shipper Demand

Marten Transport, a temperature-controlled truckload carrier out of Wisconsin, is leading by example as the trucking company continues to build strong profits over the past 12 months. Strong shipper demand for dedicated trucking service is...
FMCSA Chief Wants Safety In Trucking

FMCSA Chief Wants Better Safety Records In Trucking

The FMCSA Chief wants better safety records in trucking and stated that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is committed to working side by side with trucking stakeholders to improve highway safety. He made...

FMCSA Begins Rulemaking to Raise Minimum Insurance Requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has submitted a report to Congress explaining that current insurance minimums it has set for the commercial motor vehicle industry are inadequate to meet the costs of some...

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer Cracking Down On Trucking Companies With Poor Safety Records

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer Destined To Make Needed Changes Trucking companies with poor safety records, like the one that owned a truck that crashed in Ithaca in June and killed one person, have been able...