Labor

Coverage of trucking contracts, employees, teamsters, and more.

Commentary

Bradley S. Jacobs has forgotten about his encounter with XPO employees and union representatives from around the world at the company’s 2016 shareholder meeting in Connecticut.

News & Analysis

05 May 2017
Competition for potential truck drivers is heating up as the United States nears "full employment."
17 Apr 2017
XPO Logistics won victories over the Teamsters in elections at two facilities, but the union won a vote in New Jersey.
01 Mar 2017
In a speech packed with unique insights on the development of global shipping and logistics and harsh words for the Teamsters union, XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs kicked off the 17th Annual TPM Conference.
27 Feb 2017
“The Teamsters are out of control.”
03 Feb 2017
For-hire trucking's employment numbers slipped slightly in January, the first monthly decline in January since 2010.
15 Jan 2017
Although there is a last-ditch effort to stop the trucking electronic logging device mandate making its way through the US courts, it will more than likely take effect as scheduled. Here's what shippers and truckers need to know about the new regulation.
14 Jan 2017
Trucking is increasingly bumping against a hiring ceiling. Low unemployment and job openings in competing industries mean fewer candidates are available to fill trucking jobs.
08 Dec 2016
Truck driver pay is beginning to rise as truckload freight demand picks up.
05 Dec 2016
A drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse could potentially further reduce the pool of available labor in an industry already battling a shortage of drivers.
02 Dec 2016
A stronger-than-expected third quarter for the US economy bolstered trucking employment, but trucking hiring is still knocking against a ceiling.