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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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Truckers – Michigan set to begin roadside drug testing pilot program

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The state of Michigan will implement a pilot program later this year that will allow police to conduct roadside saliva tests to determine the presence of drugs in a driver’s system.  Read more here.

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