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What's the next big threat to truckload carriers?

If good paying union jobs catch on in the drayage sector, truckload carriers could see their labor poor shrink even faster. Photo by Jim Park.

January 14, 2013

Unionized drayage drivers. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters just inked its first contract with a drayage company working near the ports of L.A. and Long Beach. Drivers' wages will immediately jump from $12.72 to $19 per hour. And that's just the beginning

Tags: Business

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Monday, January 14, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

What trucking can learn from the airlines

Airlines have not lost a minute of sleep over baggage fees or sandwich prices. Photo used under Creative Commons license.

February 2, 2012

For-hire trucking could learn a few things from the airlines, because they have finally figured out how to make money in a deregulated environment

Tags: Business

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, February 2, 2012 8:11 AM | » Comments(1)

The driver shortage is a myth

The question that needs to be asked is not how much can we afford to pay drivers, but how much can we afford not to pay drivers. (Photo by Jim Park)

January 18, 2012

There are thousands of men and women out there today with a CDL in their pocket no longer working as truck drivers. Why is the industry moaning about a shortage of drivers?

Tags: Business

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, January 18, 2012 10:49 PM | » Comments(19)

The Morning After

Owner-operators could become an endangered species if the President gets his way

November 10, 2010

"The reason we've got an unparalleled standard of living in the history of the world is because we've got a free market that is dynamic and entrepreneurial, and that free market has to be nurtured and cultivated.

Tags: Business

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Wednesday, November 10, 2010 10:31 PM | » Comments(4)

Independent Contractors Under Attack

September 16, 2010

Last month I spent time gathering information and doing interviews for the cover story in the September issue of Heavy Duty Trucking.

Tags: Business

Author: Jim Park | Posted @ Thursday, September 16, 2010 8:16 PM | » Comments(0)



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