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Daimler Trucks Debuts Self-Driving ‘Future Truck 2025’

Transport Topics July 08, 2014 View the original piece Daimler Trucks debuted its self-driving “Future Truck 2025” during an on-highway test drive on a section of the autobahn near Magdeburg, Germany. The truck uses the company’s Highway Pilot system to drive completely autonomously at speeds up to 53 mph. The system could be launched in production vehicles as early as 2025 if conditions permit, according to Daimler. “Autonomous driving will revolutionize road freight transport and...

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. The change will be heard on July 23, and the company wants implementation on August 17. One effect of this change would be to allow the use of purchased transportation in and out of these three terminals. 119 dock, switcher, road, mechanic, and...

ABF Road Driver Bret Subsits: 'Supporting Hoffa was The Biggest Mistake of My Life'

June 13, 2014: Bret Subsits is an ABF road driver in Local 710, a truck driver for over 30 years, formerly in Chicago locals 703 and 705. Bret was a Hoffa supporter in 1996 and 1998. He says that was “the biggest mistake of my life.”   He’s been active in fighting back against concessions, and wants to rebuild Teamster power in trucking.   What's the situation in trucking like right now?   “I see...

Teamsters against HoS restart changes

Truck News June 11, 2014 View the original piece 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. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters sent an open letter to the US House of Representatives saying any steps to “delay, revise or replace the current hours of service 34-hour restart provision” or allow increases in truck size and weight, “especially...

Just Days Before Tracy Morgan Accident, Senate Moved To Weaken Trucker Fatigue Rules

Melissa Jeltsen The Huffington Post June 09, 2014 View the original piece A deadly pileup involving a tractor-trailer early Saturday morning is likely to shine a spotlight on a recent move by the Senate Appropriations Committee to weaken federal truck safety rules. Details are still emerging about the crash, which killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair and critically injured actor Tracy Morgan. A truck driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault...
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Team Canada IBT Slate is Accredited

The two IBT vice presidents from Canada and the president of Teamsters Canada have petitioned among Canadian Teamsters to accredit the Team Canada Slate in the IBT Election.  Yesterday the Election Supervisor reported that they submitted 8,156 petition signatures, far more than the needed number of 2,807 in Canada.

Fighting for Our Future at the TDU Convention

Hundreds of Teamsters made organizing plans, set our movement’s direction, and elected our TDU leadership for the coming year at the first (and hopefully last!) online TDU Convention.

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