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Economy Adds 288,000 Jobs In April-Good News Right?

Transportation Continues Growth The Labor Department announced their April jobs report last week, one that many are viewing as a great sign that the economy is bouncing back from the slow winter months. The Labor...

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...
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update - Energy Information Administration

Diesel Average Down For 10th Straight Week

The Diesel average fell again for the 10th consecutive week to $2.668 per gallon, a difference of 0.055 cents cheaper according to a report from the Department of Energy on Aug. 3. From this...
Port Of Oakland Drivers Win Settlement

AB Trucking Truck Drivers Win $1M In Damages

73 AB Trucking Drivers Will Share Nearly One Million In Damages 73 AB Trucking truck drivers, both past and present, was awarded nearly $1M in damages in state appeals court on Tuesday in California. According...

Top Truck Technicians To Gather For 10th TMCSuperTech

Some of the country's top truck technicians will gather in 2 weeks at the Walt Disney Swan & Dolphin Resort to take part in the 10th annual American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council...

Carbon Express Pays Drivers More

We've reported on a few different companies now paying their truck drivers more. We did a report earlier on Total Transportation and how the company made the extra effort to pay their truck drivers more. Carbon...

OOIDA Announces New Director Of Regulatory Affairs

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has announced that longtime trucker and owner-operator Scott Grenerth has joined OOIDA as Director of Regulatory Affairs. Photo by: Nikohle Ellis Scott Grenerth Grenerth spent 13 years as a trucker based out...
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...
ATRI Annual Survey On Trucking Industry Concerns

Hours Of Service Main Concern According To American Transportation Research Institute

Hours Of Service And Driver Shortage Lead Concerns The American Transportation Research Institute recently concluded a survey and some of the results are quite interesting to say the least. The survey list the top 10...