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Trucking industry hits record employment mark, gains 7,400 jobs in June

The for-hire trucking industry added 7,400 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis in June, according to the Department of Labor’s monthly employment report, pushing the industry’s employment total to a new all-time high and past ...

Top 3 security concerns for ports and terminals

The ports and terminals industry is undergoing increased scrutiny by commercial enterprises and government agencies to improve security and cargo tracking capabilities. In addition, the industry is under pressure to protect and preserve document trails ...

‘Portabella’ mushrooms being served in trucking. Who will byte?

Every morning I see mushrooms that have sprouted and grown taller than the surrounding grass in my yard, all in a matter of hours. Not until today did I equate high-speed mushrooms with transportation technology. Mushrooms ...

FMCSA wants to change CSA intervention thresholds, make hazmat category public

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published June 29 proposed changes to its Compliance, Safety, Accountability safety program, including lowering some intervention thresholds, raising others and making the program’s hazmat category public. The agency’s move to ...

Internet Truckstop Group increases company-wide minimum wage to $15 per hour

Internet Truckstop Group (ITG) announced an increase to its company-wide minimum wage. The increase, which brings its minimum wage to $15 per hour, will affect ITG’s family of brands that include Truckstop.com, uDrove, Real Time ...

Omnitracs appoints Ham to lead Canada division

Omnitracs, LLC, a provider of fleet management systems to transportation and logistics companies, announced that it has named Michael Ham general manager and vice president of Omnitracs Canada. As a highly accomplished executive with more than ...

FMCSA reform sought in Senate bill, would require comprehensive review of trucking regs

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) last week filed a bill aimed at reforming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration including making its rule-making process more open to industry stakeholders and Congress and more transparent to the ...

Senate bill would require CSA disclaimer, set deadlines for rules on e-logs and speed limiters, continue HOS suspension

The Senate’s Appropriations Committee on June 25 passed 20-10 a DOT-funding bill that would set deadlines by which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration must publish a Final Rule mandating the use of electronic logging ...

Long live the print: Rand McNally updates, releases 2016 Road Atlas

Rand McNally has released the 2016 edition of its #1-selling trucker’s atlas, the Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas. The printed atlas was first published in the early 1980s during the period of trucking deregulation. “The Motor Carriers’ Road ...

HighJump expands mobile dispatch interface with PeopleNet

HighJump and PeopleNet announced the release of an enhanced integration between HighJump’s Prophesy dispatch transportation management software and PeopleNet’s mobile communications interface. The companies say the interface is designed to allow dispatchers and drivers to focus ...

Conversion Interactive Agency upgrades LeadFlex digital media recruiting platform

Conversion Interactive Agency announced the next generation of its LeadFlex digital media offering. The upgraded platform has new features including social job sharing, responsive landing page design, job search functionality and job posting. “We are constantly working ...

Senate subcommittee clears bill that sets deadlines for e-log mandate, speed limiter rule

The transportation subcommittee of the Senate’s Appropriations Committee on Tuesday passed a bill that would, if implemented, set specific dates by which the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration must publish the final version of its ...

Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Woody Lovelace

Southeastern Freight Lines, a provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, announced that Woody Lovelace has been promoted to senior vice president of corporate planning and development. Lovelace has over 34 years of experience in the ...

Safety Fitness Determination rule, at long last, finalized and sent to White House for approval

A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rule that would allow FMCSA to assign absolute safety scores to carriers has been sent from the DOT’s trucking regulatory agency to the White House’s Office of Management and ...

Gareth Morrison joins MiX Telematics as COO

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management systems, announced that Gareth Morrison, formerly operations director for the company’s Middle East and Australasia regions, has joined the MiX Telematics Americas team in the ...