Common FAQsWe always get common questions about our classes here at America Truck Driving School, so we thought we’d share a few…Read more
Trucking Adds 2,000 Jobs In June
Trucking added 2,000 for-hire jobs in June after adding 7,300 jobs in May. June numbers are up 3.1% from one year ago, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read more
House Removes Funding For Onboard Recorder Mandate
Congress on June 29 passed a highway spending bill that contains a mandate requiring electronic onboard recorders on commercial vehicles.
However, also Friday the U.S. House passed an amendment to transportation spending legislation, separate from the highway bill, that blocks funding for the Department of Transportation to develop or implement rules requiring EOBRs. The mandate apparently still exists and could be funded later.Read more
Navistar Adopts ‘Stockholder Rights Plan’
Navistar International Corp. on Wednesday, June 20, announced that its board of directors adopted what it terms a “stockholder rights plan” designed to deter coercive takeover tactics, including the accumulation of shares in the open market or through private transactions and to prevent an acquirer from gaining control of the company without offering a fair and adequate price to all of the company’s stockholders.Read more
Fewer Fleet Failures In 1Q
The trucking industry has experienced a strong recovery in 2012, as fewer trucking companies have failed in the first quarter of 2012 than in recent years, according to the Paragon Report, which examines investment opportunities in the trucking industry. Companies who have survived the recent recession will be well-positioned to profit going forward, the report finds.