The Trucker Chronicles

The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 7.7 percent–its lowest point since December 2011. The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November. It sounds as if the economy has been improving, but the Labor Department’s report released on Friday has provided a mixed picture. Super-storm Sandy disrupted economic activity. Construction employment fell 20,000 and 369,000 […]

By Mark Friedman A good truck driver is hard to find, especially when the economy is rolling. Since the annual turnover rate for truck drivers bottomed out at 39 percent during the first quarter of 2010, the rate has more than doubled for trucking companies that have more than $30 million in annual revenue, according […]

Truckers Will Have the Chance to Win $15,000 MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio, Apr 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Progressive® Insurance is giving truckers across the country the opportunity to be recognized for their everyday courage with the Real Life Trucking Hero Contest. From April 1 until October 31, Progressive will award six cash prizes of $1,000, […]

by: Max Kvidera   While the economy continues a weak recovery from recession, the transportation industry has already experienced a good recovery, according to an FTR Associates consultant in a Dec. 2 online seminar. Noel Perry forecast freight growth in 2011 will average 4 percent, with some quarters hitting 7 percent. As the freight bounces […]

WASHINGTON — With Hours of Service, EOBRs and CSA 2010, among other issues, getting the majority of the attention among trucking industry stakeholders, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with little notice sent the proposed rulemaking that would ban texting by commercial vehicle operators to the office of Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood some two […]