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Frank Rogers, Yellow, Local 41, Kansas City

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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.

Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck

The New York Times
07/18/2014

For Daimler, the truck driver of the future looks something like this: He is seated in the cab of a semi, eyes on a tablet and hands resting in his lap.

IBT Picks Roadway labor relations man for YRC Board

Kansas City Business Journal
07/14/2014

Late Friday, the Overland Park-based less-than-truckload carrier (Nasdaq: YRCW) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced that the union-nominated and the company-approvedDavidson will join YRC's nine-member board.

YRC Freight Proposed Change of Operations

UPDATED June 26, 2014: YRC Freight has submitted a proposed change of operations to the IBT which would re-open distribution centers in Memphis and Houston, and reclassify Seattle as a distribution center.

Teamsters against HoS restart changes

Truck News
06/11/2014

The accident involving a Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. driver and comedian Tracy Morgan’s entourage has yet another industry organization weighing in about potential hours of service changes.

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