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War On Coal

War On Coal Hurting Coal Truck Drivers And Coal Miners Across The Nation

War On Coal? Although it may seem like decades ago, it was only a few years ago when the coal economy was booming. Coal brings high paying jobs, much higher then minimum wage. Coal truck...

Elite Truck Drivers Encourage Safe Summer Driving Behaviors

Earlier this month, elite truck drivers from the Share the Road Program urged motorist to exercise caution when taking to the highways this summer. The Share the Road Program is made up of some of...

Another Short-Term Solution To Highway Bill

HighWay Trust Running Low On Funds House Representatives have proposed another short-term solution for the highway bill and many are outraged. House leaders have proposed a temporary one year extension to the current highway bill. Many industry professionals...

Trucking And Transportation Sectors Continue Growth

Trucking Growing Stronger Trucking and transportation sectors continue to grow, a sign that the trucking industry is strong and growing. The Labor Department reported on April 4th that trucking accounted for 3,300 new jobs in...

Green Fleet Systems Under Investigation

The National Labor Relations Board is investigating potential labor violations at the Green Fleet Systems based in Los Angeles. According to sources, the NLRB's Region 21 issued the complaint to GFS that considers over 50...

ATA Response To Needing Diesel Gallon Equivalent Standard for Natural Gas Dispensing

In comments submitted July 14 to the National Conference of Weights and Measures (NCWM), ATA expressed its support for establishing a diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) standard for both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed...

HOS Rules Cost Drivers Billions in Wages

The hours-of-service rules that went into place in 2013 hurt trucking companies economically. The HOS rules reduced fleet productivity by 3% to 5%, and drivers lost between $1.6 billion to $3.9 billion in wages as a...

Web Development Solutions For Trucking Websites

Growing Online Business If you are the owner of a website within the trucking and transportation niche, there are solutions that can help your website grow traffic, search engine rankings and revenue. The Trucking Edge...
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...

Flatbed And Reefer Perform Strong In May-Set Record Highs

Flatbed/Reefer Rates Strong Rates in all three segments boomed in May, continuing to build on recent per-mile upticks, according to data released June 2 by Internet Truckstop.  Reefer rates on the spot market led the...