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Articles by Kevin Jones

Trucking adds 3,000 jobs in November as U.S. employment numbers soar

The for-hire trucking industry added 3,000 jobs in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, released Dec. ...

Reps join ‘Reagan’ in call for fuel tax increase; Obama concedes issue ‘tough’ for Congress

An Oregon Democrat, a Wisconsin Republican and the spirit of Ronald Reagan came together in the House Wednesday to renew the call for an increase ...

C.H. Robinson to buy Freightquote.com for $365 million

Third party logistics giant C.H. Robinson has reached an agreement to acquire online broker Freightquote.com Inc. for $365 million in cash, the company reported Monday. ...

Exemption request says carrier in ‘untenable position’ because of commercial learner’s permit reg

Utah-based refrigerated specialist C.R. England has applied to FMCSA for an exemption from the federal minimum training conditions that require a commercial learner's permit holder ...
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ICYMI Index: 6 key numbers from the past week’s top trucking news

The In Case You Missed It Index is a quick refresher on the past week’s top trucking stories. A quick spin through a few slides ...

Monday Money: Rates, demand continue to climb; shippers ‘beginning to balk’

Trends in truck capacity and freight demand continue to point toward a tight market to close out 2014, with the New Year to bring even ...

Why are trucks so cool in Europe? For better or worse, they’re fun

Be advised: If you can find something beneficial to your trucking operation from this video, do tell. Otherwise, don’t try to break this world record ...

ICYMI Index: 6 key numbers from the past week’s top trucking news

The In Case You Missed It Index is a quick refresher on the past week’s top trucking stories. A quick spin through a few slides ...

Teamsters win at FedEx Freight in Charlotte; union cancels votes elsewhere

The latest skirmish in the battle to organize FedEx Freight went to the Teamsters this week with a victory in Charlotte, N.C., though the union ...

Highway bill: Who’s in, who’s out in next Congress

More and more insiders seem to think we're in for another series of highway bill extensions beginning in May. Still, it pays to know the ...

FedEx, Con-way workers vote against union at two facilities; more ballots set for this week

Workers at FedEx Freight in New Jersey and at Con-way Freight in New Hampshire last week voted against union representation, the latest balloting as the ...

ICYMI Index: 5 key numbers from the past week’s top trucking news

The In Case You Missed It Index is a quick refresher on the past week’s top trucking stories. A quick spin through 5 slides and ...