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Shares Of A Major US Trucker Are Crashing After Management Says It Can't Find Drivers For Its Trucks

Rob Wile Business Insider July 28, 2014 View the original piece Shares in Swift Transportation, the largest truckload carrier in North America, were down 14% Friday after management warned it was going to have to invest more to address a driver shortage. The New Jersey-based firm now says it's going to have to spend more on wages and training to hold onto and attract ore drivers. ...We were constrained in the truckload and (central refrigerated systems)  segments by...

U.S. DOT: YRC fleet nears federal intervention level

Austin Alonzo Kansas City Business Journal July 25, 2014 View the original piece YRC Freight's fleet is in a worse state of repair than most of its main competitors' fleets, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Transportation. In fact, the state of the YRC Freight fleet's vehicle maintenance is close to a threshold requiring federal intervention according to statistics from the DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Click here to read more at the...

Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck

Melissa Eddy The New York Times July 18, 2014 View the original piece 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. Daimler demonstrated its vision Thursday along a stretch of the A14 autobahn near Magdeburg in eastern Germany, the culmination of years of innovation. It says the vehicle — called the Mercedes-Benz...

IBT Picks Roadway labor relations man for YRC Board

Austin Alonzo Kansas City Business Journal July 14, 2014 View the original piece 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. Davidson will fill the seat Harry Wilsonvacated in March. Wilson, the chairman and CEO of New York-based MAEVA Group LLC, resigned from the board after seeing the company through a financial restructuring in early 2014. Between February 2013 and March 2014, YRC paid MAEVA...

Fix the Highway Trust Fund

Richard Trumka AFL-CIO July 10, 2014 View the original piece The Highway Trust Fund pays for the upkeep of our roads, bridges and public transit. Yet for more than two decades, Congress has failed to increase its funding. The fund hasn't kept up with inflation, let alone the urgent needs for the modernization of our transportation systems. Now a crisis, years in the making, is coming to a head. Time is running out for Congress...
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