Rebuilding Teamster Power in Freight
“Let’s use this crisis as an opportunity to fight for what we deserve. It’s time to stop belly aching and get organized. Call TDU and set up a meeting in your area. That’s what I plan to do.”
Frank Rogers, Yellow, Local 41, Kansas City

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YRCW: Concessions and Profits

July 31, 2015: YRCW stock jumped 25% within minutes of today’s opening, following the second quarter report on YRCW’s best period in a decade. What will it mean for 20,000 Teamsters who made it possible?

Top 100 Carriers Get More Selective With Freight as Capacity Remains Tight

Transport Topics

The nation’s largest for-hire carriers are becoming more selective about the freight they haul, taking steps to minimize delays and focusing on better utilization of equipment and personnel as strong demand and a shortage of drivers continue to strain capacity. But tight capacity isn’t necessarily hampering growth for carriers on the Transport Topics Top 100 list, as the number of companies on this year’s ranking with annual revenue of at least $1 billion increased to 35 from 30 the previous year.

Truck driver scarcity pulls down Con-way volume, profit

The Journal of Commerce

The so-called driver shortage is taking its toll on volume growth and further heightening the need for pricing discipline, according to the president of the third largest transportation and logistics company in America.

Trucking employment approaches peak, pressuring driver wages, rates

Journal of Commerce

As the U.S. heads toward what some economists consider “full employment,” trucking companies tracked by the Labor Department hired an additional 2,600 workers in February, pushing the monthly Trucking Employment Index reading up to 99.9.


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