From his vantage point in the Houston market, despite the current equilibrium, Brian Fielkow, CEO of regional trucker and 3PL Jetco Delivery, is witness to the challenges facing truckers and customers throughout the U.S. as the driver shortage steadily worsens.
Coverage of trucking contracts, employees, teamsters, and more.
News & Analysis
27 Nov 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released on Friday the final version of its coercion rule, the first in a number of regulations that could impact U.S. truck capacity moving forward.
19 Nov 2015
Shippers are cheering emergency legislation that ended nationwide blockades by Brazilian independent truckers.
13 Nov 2015
After building to a crescendo in May and April, the number of U.S. transportation job openings has slipped for five straight months, though the numbers are still higher than a year ago.
09 Nov 2015
For-hire trucking companies slow hiring as payrolls hit seven-year highs, wait for signs freight demand will strengthen.
05 Nov 2015
The government of Brazil is scrambling to block a strike planned by independent truck drivers for Monday.
01 Nov 2015
The Teamsters union is eying California, a state with drivers clamoring for representation and a regulatory climate sympathetic to work misclassification, as a launching pad for a national drayage organizing push.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
17 Oct 2015
Teamsters at car-hauling companies rejected a proposal critics called concessionary, but the union said was critical to the survival of unionized auto transporters.
14 Oct 2015
Employees at three major West Coast grocery chains will vote this weekend on a tentative contract reached this week between their employers and the Teamsters union.
14 Oct 2015
A study by Southern California economist John Husing released Wednesday found that the median net earnings of independent owner-operator truck drivers in the region are substantially higher than for company drivers who work as employees of licensed motor carriers.