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

Transport Topics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


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