May 15, 2015: The 2014 financial report on the Central States Pension Fund shows that the fund’s money manager – Northern Trust -- performed rather poorly last year, causing the fund to get a sub-par return of 6.86% on investments. The fund’s assets declined to $17.9 billion.
Health and Safety
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.
March 8, 2013: The Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) protects drivers' rights to enforce truck safety by making it illegal for a company to discipline, discharge or discriminate against an employee for making a vehicle safety complaint or refusing to operate an unsafe vehicle.
February 20, 2012: Employers are trying to push rising healthcare costs onto workers and their families.
December 22, 2011: The long-awaited final rule on revised hours of service has been released, keeping the current 11-hour daily driving limit but cutting by 12 hours the maximum number of hours a truck driver can work within a week.
September 15, 2011: The “safety first” mantra at UPS is a daily ritual. Our phones are often answered “safety first.” Safety first has become as common as hello or good morning, and rightly so because the safety of our people and the general public should be our first and far most concern, as stated in the UPS Policy Book.
March 16, 2010: In a decision issued on March 15, 2010, Department of Labor Judge Daniel Leland ruled that New Prime, Inc. (also known as "Prime") illegally fired Cynthia Ferguson because she refused to continue operating a commercial vehicle in hazardous weather.
October 27, 2009: The Department of Transportation has agreed to abandon its defense of longer working hour standards for truck drivers issued in 2003.
October 1, 2009: The Obama administration will ban texting by truck drivers and restrict the use of other in-cab technologies as part of its effort to eliminate distracted driving, Transportation S
Under its record-keeping rules, OSHA requires that employers track and report injuries and illnesses in the workplace.