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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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Laredo Con-way Workers Join Local 657

September 13, 2014: Yesterday the Laredo Texas Con-way terminal workers voted to join Teamsters Local 657, in a first-ever organizing win at the giant LTL carrier.

Teamsters' Efforts Advance At Con-way, FedEx LTL Units

Transport Topics
09/11/2014

Teamsters union organizing efforts are advancing at FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, the two largest nonunion less-than-truckload carriers, according to National Labor Relations Board records.

Why is the trucking industry so resistant to new safety regulations and technologies?

Fleet Owner
09/03/2014

In my many years covering trucking, I’ve been surprised by the industry’s steadfastly antagonistic approach to government attempts to impose new regulations and requirements to improve safety. By and large, fleets seem to look upon safety regulations as a burden to be resisted when possible and to be grudgingly endured only when active political resistance fails.

Electronic Logs Mandate: Outrage & Applause

Truckinginfo.com
09/02/2014

Comments on the proposed electronic logging device mandate cover the full spectrum of reactions, from outrage and disdain at Big Brother government to applause for a sensible and long-overdue safety rule.

Here's The Real Reason Why The Trucking Industry Is Running Out Of Drivers

Business Insider
08/19/2014

Higher driving costs and falling pay have created a truck-driver shortage that's likely to worsen in the coming years.

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the U.S. is short 30,000 truck drivers — a number expected to surge to 239,000 by 2022.

In July 2013, new federal hours-of-service rules went into effect. 

YRC Worldwide Reports 2014 Second Quarter Results

YRC Worldwide
08/01/2014

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YRC Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:YRCW) today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2014.

Consolidated operating revenue for the second quarter of 2014 was $1.318 billion with consolidated operating income reported at $20.0 million, which included a $6.5 million gain on asset disposals. As a comparison, the company reported consolidated operating revenue of $1.243 billion for the second quarter of 2013 and consolidated operating income of $14.3 million, which included a $1.3 million loss on asset disposals.

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