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Trucking used to be a ticket to the middle class. Now it’s just another low-wage job.

Lydia Depillis The Washington Post May 01, 2014 View the original piece It’s a few minutes into a run carrying a load of scrap copper from the Port of New Jersey to a waste transfer station outside Philadelphia, and Miguel Tigre reaches over the dash of his maroon-and-yellow cab to grab a folder stuffed with the receipts squeezing him dry. He reels off calculations: He gets paid $400. It’s about 150 miles round-trip, and his...

YRC Worldwide’s 1Q Loss Widens

Rip Watson Transport Topics May 01, 2014 View the original piece YRC Worldwide Inc. said May 1 its first-quarter loss nearly tripled due to factors such as winter weather and claims costs. The less-than-truckload carrier’s loss widened to $70.2 million, or $3.95 per share, from $24.5 million, or $2.93, a year ago. Click here to read more at Transport Topics.

Teamsters urge 'no' vote on YRC compensation package

Austin Alonzo Kansas City Business Journal April 22, 2014 View the original piece Leaders of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are asking YRC shareholders to vote against a number of proposals concerning executive compensation at YRC Worldwide Inc. The Kansas City Business Journalobtained a letter dated April 4 addressed to YRC shareholders and signed by Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer of the Teamsters. On behalf of the union, the letter asks shareholders to withhold support for Michael Kneeland, Matthew Doheny and James Hoffman serving on...

Foxx Prods Congress to Act

Michele Fuetsch Transport Topics April 21, 2014 View the original piece U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited several critical freight corridors during an eight-state bus tour last week, saying the future sustainability of America’s roadways depends on Congress addressing the infrastructure funding crisis. The tour, which began April 14 in Ohio and ended April 18 in Texas, highlighted short- and long-term funding needs, as well as generated pressure on federal lawmakers from local officials and...

Drivers Win $2.2 Million in Calif. Contractor Status Case

Rip Watson Transport Topics April 11, 2014 View the original piece A California state agency has ruled that seven drivers for Pacer International Inc. who challenged their status as independent contractors can collect $2.21 million. The Department of Labor Standards Enforcement ruled the drivers were company employees, rather than independent contractors. Pacer, which recently became part of XPO Logistics, has filed a notice of appeal. The case is the latest development in an ongoing battle...
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