It’s no secret that the trucking industry plays a critical role in the economy and if it ever came to a standstill, the consequences would have a rippling effect that would cripple the nation. In fact, trucking accounts for 80% of all freight transported annually in the United States. The Department of Transportation found that in 2013 alone, there were over 1 million interstate motor carriers that moved over 9.7 billion tons of freight. Because of its importance to the economy, coupled with the sheer size of the industry as a whole, it’s no surprise that regulations are strict. Read more
Archive for month: July, 2016
“Women do two-thirds of the world’s work, receive 10% of the world’s income, and own 1% of the means of production.”
This is a popular, well-known slogan that encompasses the imbalance between employment, ownership and recompense that women face when it comes to paid work and even unpaid work. There’s a vast underestimation in existence regarding “women’s work” all over the planet. Household labor and unpaid work is almost never taken into account, and there is also a massive parity concerning access to the employment industry as a whole as well as general compensation, in comparison to men, when it comes to paid labor. Also, only a small percentage of women actually retain ownership of assets. Read more
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