Thu October 27, 2011

Trucking Gives Reason For Economic Optimism

One little-noticed measure of economic growth is the Truck Tonnage Index. The latest reading shows that trucks are carrying more goods, and that suggests the economy is doing well enough to avoid a recession.


Thu October 13, 2011

A Labor Mismatch Means Trucking Jobs Go Unfilled

Originally published on Thu October 13, 2011 8:25 pm

A truck stop near Hesperia, Calif. To address a shortage of truck drivers resulting from a mismatch of skills in the labor market, some trucking companies have started free driving schools with the promise of a job upon completion.

David McNew Getty Images

The job market is barely treading water. The Labor Department reported Thursday that 404,000 more people filed for unemployment benefits last week, a number that's essentially unchanged from the week before.

Overall, there are 14 million people looking for work in the U.S., but at the same time there are still job openings around the country.

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Wed August 3, 2011

Work on I-70 May Cause Delays Thursday

They say in Colorado we have four seasons – fall, winter, spring and construction.  Since the latter is upon us, a couple of projects in the mountains are making travel a bit slower this week.

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Mon August 1, 2011

Enforcement of Expanded Child Restraint Law Goes into Effect Today

Lars Plougmann Creative Commons

Starting today, revised child restraint laws take effect in Colorado.

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Thu July 21, 2011

Seat Belt Usage is the Target of Week-long Crackdown

Deanna Garcia KUNC

For the next week law enforcement officials in 11 Colorado counties will be stepping up enforcement of vehicle restraint laws; the overall goal is to get more people to buckle up.

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