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ELD, Driver Safety & Wellness Among ATA Announcements

ELD, Driver Safety & Wellness Among ATA Announcements

ORLANDO – An electronic logging device, a driver security system and a new driver wellness app were among a series of brief trucking product and service announcements Saturday ahead of the official start of the American Trucking Associations’ annual Management Conference and Exhibition.

October 21, 2017

Teamsters Win Another FedEx Freight Vote, Cancels Other Elections
Driver Turnover Increases, Recruiting Expected to Remain Tough
FMCSA Chief Safety Officer Lays Out 2015 Priorities at ATA
Daimler Trucks Unveils Long-Term Plan for Autonomous-Driving Trucks

Daimler Trucks Unveils Long-Term Plan for Autonomous-Driving Trucks

Daimler Trucks on Thursday shared its vision of the future of trucking trucks that can drive themselves, saying they could help solve the driver shortage problem -- but not by taking drivers out of trucks altogether. The autonomous truck project, called Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, was demonstrated on a section of the A14 Autobahn.

July 7, 2014

New Century Transportation Files for Bankruptcy
Port of New York and New Jersey Asked to Tackle Freight Delays
NLRB Offers Up Union Election Rules Again

NLRB Offers Up Union Election Rules Again

Expect the fireworks to resume as the National Labor Relations Board once again is proposing new regulations to speed up the pace of union elections, identical to changes first proposed in 2011.

February 5, 2014

YRC Teamsters Revote Set for This Weekend

YRC Teamsters Revote Set for This Weekend

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.

January 22, 2014

YRC and Teamsters Back in Talks Following Failed Contract Vote
FMCSA Study Says PSP Program Lowering Crash and Driver OOS Numbers
Economic Watch: Unemployment Dips Overall and for Trucking
Sleep Apnea Bill Receives Final Congressional Approval, Awaits President’s Signature
New Rules for Trip Permits in Oregon

New Rules for Trip Permits in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began limiting the number of temporary passes/trip permits a motor carrier can purchase in a 12-month period – a move that one association representative calls “a money grab” that will affect small-business motor carriers located outside the state.

September 11, 2013

N.J. Governor Vetoes Driver Misclassification Bill

N.J. Governor Vetoes Driver Misclassification Bill

UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..

September 9, 2013