October 31, 2014 - Industry News
After months of trying to convince FedEx Freight drivers in Middletown, Pennsylvania, to join the Teamsters, the union withdrew the election petition on Thursday, the day before vote.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Labor Unions, FedEx, FedEx Freight, LTL, Teamsters
October 27, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union has gotten the go-ahead from workers at a second Con-way Freight terminal to represent them in talks with company management, but were turned back at two other locations in votes all supervised by the National Labor Relations Board.
Tags: Con-way Freight, California, Teamsters, NLRB, Labor Unions
October 15, 2014 - Industry News
After years of attempting to organize drivers at trucking company FedEx Freight, the Teamsters Union on Tuesday scored its first victory.
Tags: Drivers, Pennsylvania, Teamsters, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight
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, Fleets, Labor Unions, FedEx Freight, Teamsters
September 19, 2014 - Industry News
Safety advocates and the Teamsters union are suing to force the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to issue truck driver training rules. The suit comes just a month after the agency launched an attempt to negotiate a rule because it has not been able to draft a rule that would be accepted by all the parties.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Training, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Regulations, Teamsters
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, Fleets, Teamsters, Labor Unions
July 14, 2014 - Industry News
After a five-day unfair labor practice strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period late Friday after it was requested by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Fleets, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Teamsters
July 7, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from three of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms began indefinite strikes on Monday morning over claims of unfair labor practices at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Fleets, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Labor Unions, Ports
June 11, 2014 - Industry News
In a letter to U.S. House of Representatives members sent this week, Teamsters Union President James Hoffa denounced two potential amendments to legislation saying they will weaken highway safety standards by putting fatigued drivers on the road in bigger, heavier trucks.
Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Teamsters, 34-Hour Restart
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
A Teamsters Union proposal that it says addresses trucking company Swift Transportation’s “dual class stock structure” is getting a boost from the country’s largest proxy voting advisory firm.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, Swift Transportation, Central Refrigerated Transportation, Labor Unions
May 1, 2014 - Industry News
The parent company to the carrier YRC Freight and others moved to a bigger loss in the first quarter of the year.
Tags: Fleets, Earnings, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms planned to go on a 48-hour strike at marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, beginning Monday.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
April 24, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union has rolled over on the desires of some of its members, overriding earlier votes that continued to delay a new national contract with parcel carrier UPS.
Tags: Drivers, UPS, Fleets, Teamsters, UPS Freight, Labor Unions
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
A preliminary review by the Transportation Research Board indicates possible weaknesses in the Department of Transportation’s Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Study. Opponents of higher limits seized on the review as evidence for their cause.
Tags: U.S. DOT, FHWA, Size and Weight, Transportation Research Board, Congress, U.S. Department of Transportation, Teamsters, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Teamsters, Port Trucking, NLRB, Labor Unions, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators
February 16, 2014 - Industry News
Mexico’s biggest trucking association has filed a $30 billion dollar arbitration claim against the United States for refusing to fully open the country to trucks from south of the border, as called for in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Tags: FMCSA, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, NAFTA, OOIDA, Safety & Compliance, Supreme Court, Teamsters, President Obama
February 14, 2014 - Industry News
The parent to several trucking companies YRC Worldwide has announced it has closed on the financing of a new $700 million term loan and a $450 million asset-based loan.
Tags: YRC, Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide
February 3, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking company parent YRC Worldwide has successfully completed a series of transactions that will cut its debt by approximately $300 million.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, YRC Freight
January 31, 2014 - Industry News
YRC Worldwide continues to make progress when it comes to refinancing its debt following a preliminary agreement that was secured last month.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide
January 26, 2014 - Industry News
YRC Worldwide's teamster drivers have voted in favor of an offer that clears the way for a $1.4 billion refinancing plan.
Tags: Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, Fleets
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
Leaders from Teamster local unions representing workers at trucking giant YRC Worldwide, have overwhelmingly recommended approval of a revised tentative labor contract members will vote on this coming Saturday and Sunday.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, Drivers
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Teamsters Union and YRC Worldwide announced Friday they reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, providing a pathway for substantial debt reduction and refinancing initiatives for the parent of several trucking operations.
Tags: Fleets, Teamsters, YRC Worldwide, LTL
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
It’s back to the negotiation table for the financially troubled parent of several trucking companies, YRC Worldwide, following Teamsters Union employees voting down a contract extension.
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, drastically changing how the state classifies independent contractors
Tags: New York, Legislation, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Teamsters, Independent Contractors
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