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Heartland Express Raises Driver Pay in All Divisions

Heartland Express announced a pay raise for drivers in all divisions across the company, including mileage drivers, owner-operators, hourly and salaried drivers, and teams.

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Younger Truck Drivers Slightly More Prone to Turnover

Younger drivers leave jobs within the first six months at a higher rate than their older counterparts – but it might not be as big a difference as you think.

Economic Watch: GDP Revised Lower; Consumer Confidence, Employment Strong

The widest measure of U.S. economic growth was revised lower on Wednesday, according to newly released figures, while separate reports showed consumer feelings remain good and employers continue adding jobs.

Trucking Group to Challenge California Supreme Court's Independent Contractor Ruling

The Western States Trucking Association plans to challenge a California Supreme Court ruling that it says will effectively end the use of trucking owner-operators in the state.

Economic Watch: Unemployment Lowest Since 2000, Factory Activity Mixed

Unemployment in the U.S. hit a post Great Recession landmark, according to figures released Friday, while a separate report showed increased factory orders but declining capital investment for new factory equipment.

Truck Dealerships Employed 12% More People Last Year

Employment at the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty truck dealership was up 12.3% last year, according to a report released by the American Truck Dealers.

Bill Would Hold Retailers Liable for Trucking Company Labor Violations

California state Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced a bill that would hold major retailers liable when trucking companies break labor laws, sparked by allegations of misconduct by some port drayage companies.

Economic Watch: Trucking Employment Surges, Overall Jobs Moderate

The number of U.S. non-farm jobs added in March moderated while trucking added the most jobs in recent memory, according to a new Labor Department report.

Economic Watch: Employment, Manufacturing Remain Strong

Employers continued adding a high-number of non-farm jobs in March while U.S. factory orders increased broadly in February, but the rebound was less than expected, according to two new reports.

Turnover Rate Declines but Driver Shortage Still a Concern

The driver turnover rate for truckload carriers fell in the final three months of 2017, but the rate remained 14 points higher than it was for the previous year.