Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 21, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.912 Petroleum output cuts in the Middle East caused global oil prices to rise today, although the average price of diesel in …

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The State Of American Manufacturing

The death of American manufacturing has been greatly exaggerated. The Bureau of Labor Statistics posted the most recent job numbers on November 3. There were some surprise numbers for the manufacturing industry. Almost all regions of the country showed increased momentum in the industrial sector. Factories added 74,000 workers in October, or the most in …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 14, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.915 Tensions in the Middle East and supply interruptions in Iraq and Nigeria have pushed oil above $60 a barrel. The last …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – November 7, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.882 Petroleum prices rose more than they have in six weeks. Much of the rise was caused by heightening tensions overseas, specifically …

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CDL Fraud: Bribes, Corruption, And Danger On The Roads

On October 19, prosecutors charged two California DMV clerks for their part in a widespread CDL fraud scheme. In exchange for bribes, the clerks altered computer records to provide licenses to people who hadn’t passed – and in some cases hadn’t even taken – the CDL (commercial driver’s license) exam. CDL fraud puts everyone in …

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New Silica Exposure Rules For Construction Workers

On October 23, OSHA started enforcing new rules for protecting construction workers from exposure to silica. And it’s not hard to understand why: silica can damage the lungs and cause several diseases that have no cure. What do business owners and construction workers need to know about this mineral and OSHA’s new rules? What is …

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Diesel, Lumber, And The State Of Staffing – October 31, 2017

The weekly changes in the price of diesel and lumber give a quick snapshot into the state of staffing in the construction and distribution industries. Diesel Price Tracker National Average Price Per Gallon: $2.819 The national average price of diesel rose by $0.022 compared to last week. Oil production in the Gulf Coast region is …

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