Trucking landed among the 10 careers spotlighted in the 2016 CareerCast.com Jobs Rated report on Most Dangerous Jobs. In the days since, a new column on the Department of Labor's blog underscores the hazards of working on the roadways.

Per the DoL:

Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers also have the highest number of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that require ...

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Trucking job opportunities are expected to be in high demand, the result of cargo shipping needed in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

Freight volumes rose 3.6% in November as a result of shipments into the Eastern states ravaged by the late October/early November “super-storm.” The DAT North American Freight Index reports the jump is the first from October to ...

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Trucking closed out 2012 with 4,200 new jobs added, bringing the year’s total of new hires in the field to 67,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reports.

New hires in the truck transportation subsector rebounded late in the year after dipping during the summer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports increased hiring every month since August.

Christopher S. Rugaber ...

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They seem right out of a Hollywood fantasy, and they are: Cars that drive themselves have appeared in movies like "I, Robot" and the television show "Knight Rider."

Now three years after Google invented one, automated cars could be on their way to a freeway near you. In the U.S., California and other states are rewriting the rules of the ...

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U.S. employers added a robust 195,000 jobs in June and many more in April and May than previously thought. The job growth suggests a stronger economy, and the improvement is reflected in trucking job opportunities.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the trade, transportation and utilities sector accounted for nearly 50,000 of the new hires made in June. ...

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The entire trucking industry is facing a shortage of drivers as the economy rebounds, the energy industry demands more trucks and the baby boom generation, which makes up the largest pool of drivers, is aging out and getting off the roads.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the U.S. will need 330,000 more truck drivers by 2020. With the ...

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Marketing manager Scott McNiel estimates the firm could hire 50 more drivers if it could find qualified candidates. The irony is not lost on McNiel that even in a tough economy in a blue-collar state, truck driving jobs often go begging.

“Everybody wants to have a local job where they are home every night. That's not going to happen.”

If ...

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