Trucking named one of the top 10 deadliest jobs in the U.S.

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New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics proves that trucking is one of the most dangerous jobs in America.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015 was the deadliest year for U.S. workers since 2008, with 4,836 employees dying on the job. In 2008, 5,214 were killed on the job.  Read more here.

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Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

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Van freight didn’t see a big boost in the last full week of October, but load posts started rising at the end of the week, with an extra surge on Halloween. The month as a whole was strong compared to last year.  Read more here.

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Truck Cargo Theft Figures Mixed, Overall Value of Heists Falls

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Two new reports paint slightly different pictures of cargo theft, but there is no doubt the problem continues, especially in certain parts of the country and for specific types of freight. Read more here.

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Small Trucking Firms Fear Being Driven Out of Business by Electronic Log Rule

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A new regulation that will force U.S. trucking companies to electronically log employee hours is designed to limit accidents by keeping tired drivers off the road.  It may also drive smaller trucking firms out of business.  Read more here.

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Minimum CDL driver training standards rule set to publish next month, DOT says

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A Final Rule to implement minimum truck driver training standards is on track to publish in the Federal Register on Nov. 10, according to the Department of Transportation’s monthly regulatory update.  Read more here.

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Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Improved Market

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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improved in July reflecting improved market prospects as a result of moderate economic growth and a regulatory environment that is tightening capacity.  Read more here.

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Trucking employment grew for second straight month in August

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The for-hire trucking industry’s total employment grew by 3,400 jobs in August, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report. The DOL also upwardly revised July’s gains to 2,200.  Read more here.

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Cab Seat Technology Addresses Truck Driver Health

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Driving a truck for hours on end day after day takes its toll on the body, but the engineers of today’s cab seats are doing more than ever to address driver health and comfort concerns. These seats offer an array of features that soothe body aches and pains, reduce vibration and accommodate the range of body sizes.  Read more here.

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