Teamsters Cancel Organizing Vote at FedEx Freight Terminal
October 31, 2014
After months of trying to convince FedEx Freight drivers in Middletown, Pennsylvania, to join the Teamsters, the union withdrew the election petition on...
FMCSA Plans Surveys on EOBR Harassment
December 13, 2012
Federal safety regulators are preparing surveys to learn whether or not electronic onboard recorders might be used to harass drivers. The surveys of drivers...
Court Rules Truckers are Employees, Not Independent Contractors
June 18, 2014
If a company can control the details of the work performed on its behalf, then workers are employees, not independent contractors, the U.S. 9th Circuit...
Brake Safety Week Is On: Here are Some Tips
September 10, 2013
Today's Trucking---30,000 brakes will be inspected on trucks across North America this week, and not all will pass. The annual Brake Safety Week held by the...
Gaines Motor Lines Agrees to $262,500 Settlement Over Fired Drivers
August 20, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has reached a settlement with Gaines Motor Lines and its owners that includes paying more than a quarter of a million dollars...
We're not the only industry facing a recruiting and training crisis
November 13, 2012
It's a job once viewed as glamorous, but these days, not so much. It involves a lot of time away from home. And it takes a lot of time and money to get the...
Truck Driver Turnover Drops but Still High
March 14, 2014
The turnover rate at large truckload carriers fell six percentage points to 91% in the fourth quarter of 2013, but held above 90% for the eighth consecutive...
Teamsters Pick Up Win at Second FedEx Freight Terminal
November 3, 2014
The Teamsters Union chalked up its second win at FedEx Freight when a group of 113 drivers at the company’s South Brunswick, N.J., terminal voted Friday to...
Small Carrier Ordered Closed Following FMCSA Investigation
September 18, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered a Grand Ridge, Florida-based trucking company to immediately shut down following a federal...
FMCSA Proposes to Negotiate Driver Training Rule
August 19, 2014
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking another swing at a driver training rule, this time suggesting negotiations to resolve details that...