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May 31, 2013

New Jersey Passes Misclassification Bill; Gov. Christie Could Veto

Opponents of an "employee misclassification bill" passed Thursday by the New Jersey state Senate say they will continue to work to make sure the measure does not actually become law. The legislation creates a presumption that a work arrangement in the drayage trucking or parcel delivery trucking industries is an employer-employee relationship.

May 21, 2013

Teamster Local Leaders Approve ABF Contract, ABF Raising Rates

Leaders from about 160 Teamster locals that represent ABF members have unanimously endorsed a tentative master agreement and supplements covering 7,500 workers at the carrier ABF.

May 10, 2013

Teamsters Blast YRC, ABF Over Talks

Teamsters Union President James Hoffa Friday had some harsh words for LTL giant YRC Worldwide following news that it tried to purchase competitor Arkansas Best, which owns ABF, calling the move "unconscionable."

May 9, 2013

Teamsters Move Closer to Approving UPS Contract

Teamsters Union local leaders representing UPS workers across the country have unanimously endorsed a tentative five-year national agreement, clearing the way for ballots to be prepared and sent to members.

May 8, 2013

ABF Spurns Offer From YRC Worldwide

Just before reporting positive first quarter numbers, the parent of several less-than-truckload carriers, YRC Worldwide, reportedly made a bid for competitor ABF – without success.

May 6, 2013

ABF, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement

Representatives of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the trucking company ABF have reached a tentative contract agreement.

April 30, 2013

Arkansas Best Corp. Announces First Quarter Net Loss

Arkansas Best Corp. reported a first quarter 2013 net loss despite continued encouraging trends in its emerging businesses. Year-over-year revenue and tonnage growth at LTL carrier ABF Freight System, Inc., were offset by higher wage and benefit costs for employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

April 29, 2013

UPS, Teamsters Reach Tentative Deal

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Parcel Service have reached tentative agreements on new five-year national contracts for package and freight workers.

April 24, 2013

YRC Freight, Teamsters Agree To Network Changes

The Teamsters union has approved the network optimization plan YRC Freight submitted in March. The plan will close 29 terminals, forcing the company to change how freight moves through its network of more than 260 other terminals.

April 22, 2013

ABF, Teamsters Agree To Contract Extension

The Teamsters Union and Arkansas Best Freight System have agreed to another extension of the current labor contract, as the two sides seem far apart.

April 19, 2013

Court Rejects Plea to Halt Mexico Pilot Program

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Friday morning handed down a blanket dismissal of a bid by the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the Teamsters union to overturn the pilot.

April 2, 2013

Teamsters Set To Meet With YRC Over Terminal Closures

Representatives of the Teamsters Union are set to meet on April 19 with officials from YRC Freight to discuss changes to the less-than-truckload carrier’s terminal network.

April 2, 2013

ABF and Teamsters Extend Contract, ABF Still Challenging YRC-Teamsters Concessions

The Teamsters Union and the less-than-truckload carrier ABF failed to reach an agreement by the time the most recent labor pact expired at the end of March, but they intend to keep talking, having agreed to a 30-day extension.

March 13, 2013

Plans By YRC Freight To Close Facilities Reportedly Delayed

The latest plan by nationwide less-than-truckload carrier YRC Freight to improve its financial and operational picture has been slowed.

February 22, 2013

FMCSA Approves Tenth Carrier For Mexican Pilot Program

More than a year after the first Mexican truck rolled into the United States under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s long-haul, cross-border pilot program, the agency has approved the tenth carrier.

February 1, 2013

Arkansas Best Reports $7.9 Million Loss for Quarter

Arkansas Best Corp. reports fourth-quarter and full-year losses, but says Teamsters negotiations will help cut costs, and new non-asset-based businesses will help the bottom line.

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