July 16, 2015 - Industry News
The satellite TV package will be available for as many as 150 company and lease-purchase drivers and owner-operators as a pass-along benefit for $60 per month.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Driver Recruiting
May 5, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied motions seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld a California statute requiring a paid 10-minute rest break every four hours and a paid 30-minute meal period every five hours for truck drivers.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Penske Logistics, Supreme Court
May 4, 2015 - Industry News
The FMCSA has proposed that drivers with controlled insulin-treated diabetes mellitus be permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles without first obtaining an individual exemption.
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Medical Examiners
March 25, 2015 - Industry News
Spontaneous applause broke out following an impassioned answer to a question by HDT Truck Fleet Innovator Steve Rush during a panel discussion Wednesday.
Tags: Drivers, Fleet Forum, Mid-America Trucking Show, MATS
January 12, 2015 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from a major drayage firm serving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been reclassified as employees and joined the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
Truck drivers at the carrier Con-way Freight’s Bakersfield, California, terminal on Thursday voted to reject representation by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, California, Teamsters, Labor Unions, LTL
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
The Pacific Maritime Association, which represents employers at America’s 29 West Coast ports, on Monday asked for federal mediation in its contract negotiations with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union.
Tags: Drivers, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
December 12, 2014 - Industry News
A group of 74 drivers and dockworkers at Con-way Freight in Miami Lakes, Fla., voted on Thursday to join Teamsters Local 769 in North Miami, Fla.
Tags: Florida, Drivers, Con-way Freight, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union’s recent effort to organize drivers at FedEx Freight terminals is losing momentum with it pulling another organizing election petition.
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
A Kansas City, Missouri truck driver was sentenced in federal court on Monday for his role in a 14-year-long conspiracy to steal more than $1 million worth of trucks and trailers and their cargo.
Tags: Drivers, Missouri, Crime & Fraud, Cargo Theft
December 4, 2014 - Industry News
For the fourth time in five weeks, the Teamsters Union has withdrawn an organizing election petition for drivers at one of FedEx Freight’s terminals.
Tags: Drivers, Tennessee, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
December 3, 2014 - Industry News
The median driver age had risen significantly over the past two decades according to a new paper released by the American Transportation Research Institute that analyzed the demographics of driver age.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Recruiting, Research
December 2, 2014 - Industry News
President Obama’s move to let some undocumented immigrants stay in the country clears the way for them to become professional truck drivers, but that path is neither simple nor quick.
Tags: ATA, Driver Shortage, TCA, Immigration, Drivers, President Obama
The American Trucking Associations announced on Tuesday it is committing on behalf of the trucking industry and its members to hire 100,000 veterans as part of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Hiring 500,000 Heroes campaign.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, Driver Shortage, Veterans, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking companies Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking announced a pay increase for their company national over the road drivers starting the first of next year.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Pay, Crete Carrier Corp., Shaffer Trucking
November 21, 2014 - Industry News
A new white paper from the logistics security services provider FreightWatch International reports last year truck cargo theft activity spiked in the final quarter of the year, with a total of 242 reported incidents.
Tags: Security, Drivers, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
November 20, 2014 - Industry News
A group of 222 drivers at FedEx Freight's Charlotte, N.C., terminal have voted in favor of joining the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
November 13, 2014 - Industry News
An effort by the Teamsters Union to organize drivers at the FedEx Freight terminal in Newark, New Jersey was rejected in a Wednesday vote.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight
October 17, 2014 - Industry News
Driver turnover in the truckload sector continues to get worse, according to recently released figures, while a study of hard-to-fill occupations emphasizes the growing driver shortage.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Turnover, Driver Recruitment
October 13, 2014 - Industry News
Drivers working out of FedEx Freight’s Cinnaminson, New Jersey, facility have rejected an organizing attempt by the Teamsters Union.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight, Teamsters
October 5, 2014 - Industry News
SAN DIEGO – Even though next year is still about three months away, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set some priorities for 2015, including electronic logs and "inspection modernization."
Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, CSA, ATA MC&E
September 23, 2014 - Industry News
For truckload carriers, the number one problem is the driver shortage – but the reasons go beyond pay, said Stifel's John Larkin at TMW Systems’ annual user conference in Nashville Monday.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, TMW Systems, Stifel Nicolaus, Driver Pay
September 22, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded more than $10 million to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification detection and enforcement initiatives in unemployment insurance programs.
Tags: Drivers, Enforcement, Independent Contractors
September 17, 2014 - Industry News
Quality said it completed testing of the service with its western rail partner earlier in the current quarter and has begun initial shipments with some of its largest customers.
Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, Intermodal, Quality Distribution, Quality Carriers
September 15, 2014 - Industry News
The 55-49 decision makes this the first time employees at what is one of the nation’s largest less-than-truckload carriers have voted to be represented by the union.
Tags: Drivers, Con-way Freight, Teamsters, Labor Unions
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