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17
Apr
2014

Trucking Employment on the Rise

EronsPics / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) Employment in the trucking industry increased in March, as did the national employment as a whole, according to the U.S. Labor Department. 3,300 new jobs were added in for-hire trucking in March. This means a 1.8% increase in trucking employment from a year ago. The positive read more »

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16
Apr
2014

Closed Chrysler Dealerships Seek Compensation

khalid almasoud / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) The federal bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors involved the closedown of many dealerships, which meant that many franchises had to go out of business forcefully. Now 148 Chrysler dealers are seeking compensation from the federal government for their losses. The dealers’ read more »

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15
Apr
2014

Mortgage Rates Are at Their Lowest Point in a Month

401(K) 2013 / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Last week saw mortgage rates falling to their lowest levels in a month at a quite fast pace. This was due to better rate sheets presented by lenders. The 30-year fixed rate moved between 4.375% and 4.5%, but then stabilized around 4.375% read more »

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14
Apr
2014

Nevada Contractor’s License Explained

To operate legally as a contractor in Nevada, you need to get a Nevada contractor’s license 50f7 / Flickr / CC BY-SA If you are considering starting a contractor’s business in the State of Nevada, there is plenty of work ahead of you in order to get your licensing and business going. It’s estimated that read more »

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14
Apr
2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Continue Soaring

According to DAT, even though the overall freight loads are decreasing, flatbed rates are steadily on the rise . The rate reached $2.30 per mile, which is a 3.2% increase only for the period March 30 to April 5. The general availability of spot market load decreased by 3.9%, as did capacity – by 0.4% The read more »

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