July 19, 2013: What is the Hoffa administration's plan for the rejected supplements? Will members be consulted about what should be changed in the rejected supplements? Will the IBT heed the call to re-do the defective vote?
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July 8, 2013: The International Union has a thorough summary of the new DOT regulations now in effect. While much of this will impact nonunion operators and drivers more than union, a few parts are very relevant to many drivers.
July 5, 2013: The national contract was deemed passed by the IBT, by just 245 votes. The contract is not legally in force because six supplements were rejected, including the largest ones, the Central Region cartage and road supplements.
July 3, 2013: The ink isn’t dry on the national agreement and it hasn’t even been fully ratified, but ABF has already started shipping trailer loads on non-union carriers. The contract is not legally in force because six supplements were rejected, including the largest ones, the Central Region cartage and road supplements.
YRC Worldwide Inc., the Kansas-based trucking conglomerate that owns a Lebanon-based firm, is buying back its senior notes that would mature in 2023, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Updated July 3, 2013: The ABF master contract has been ratified by a vote of 3,210 yes to 2,965 no. Most of the big terminals, such as Atlanta, Chicago, and Dayton rejected the contract heavily; except for Carlisle, Pa. Many smaller terminals and many in the West voted yes, to provide the majority.
June 27, 2013: Updated 11:30 a.m. The ballots have been picked up from the post office and counting of ballots on the ABF national contract will start later today. There is no count yet on the number of ballots, but turnout looks good, according to independent rank and file observers are present at the count site.
YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW), the trucker that escaped bankruptcy twice in the last four years, jumped the most in a month after Standpoint Research initiated coverage of the stock with the only buy rating.
DHL Express officially opened the $46 million expansion of its U.S. air hub here in an effort to build market share and sustain double-digit package and express volume growth.