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Big Rig Talk – Trucking Industry Driver Shortage

30,000 Truck Drivers Needed Welcome to another segment of Big Rig Talk and thanks for taking the time to spend a few minutes with yours truly. I spend a lot of my time reading from...

Port Metro Vancouver Strike

More then 1,250 container truck drivers have been on strike for nearly a month in Port Metro Vancouver. Although the non-union and unionized truck drivers have been a force to reckon with, some port...

WalMart Shows Off New Concept Rig

Walmart continues to make waves with their new concept rig show on the left. A futuristically styled tractor powered by a microturbine-electric hybrid drive system and a trailer made of lightweight carbon fiber comprise...

U.S. Factory Production Reaches 6 Month High In February

                Production Reaches 6 Month High U.S. Factory Production saw an increase 0.8 percent in the month of February, giving us a clear sign that the economy is starting to rebound from the severe winter we've...
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Truck Driver Shortage Now Affecting All Industry Sectors

The ongoing truck driver shortage has been a concern to the trucking industry for many years. Trucking executives have been planning and building strategies to change the trend but the numbers continue to climb....

Factory Growth High In June

Factory Growth Positive In June Growth at U.S. factories held in June near the fastest pace of the year, a sign that manufacturing helped boost the economy in the second quarter. Factory growth is in...

Health Care Experience – Enrolling in Obamacare

Obamacare Enrollment I had previously written a five part series on the Affordable Care Act. I also followed that up with my opinions about the new Health Care Law. I went through the entire...

President Obama Announces Actions For Trucking Industry Regarding MPG

It's been exactly three weeks since President Obama's State of the Union Address. Since then, Obama has issued several executive orders, including Tuesday's announcement that details his plans to toughen fuel standards for medium and heavy-duty vehicles in...
August 2015 Trucking Jobs

Transportation Adds 7,000+ Jobs; Trucking Industry Up 700 In August

While the U.S. economy struggled in August, it still saw another consecutive growth in jobs. The U.S. economy generated a lower-than-expected 173,000 new jobs in August, the government reported Friday. The transportation sector gained more...
Truckers Rolling Against Hepatitis C

Truckers Rolling Against Hepatitis C; Launches At Great American Truck Show

Several organizations are partnering to launch the Truckers Rolling Against Hepatitis C initiative at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Texas. The Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA), Abbvie and OraSure Technologies Inc....