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26 Jan 2015
Congestion and delays at U.S. West Coast ports meant UPS had to scramble to get containerized goods into its inland delivery network and to customers. Higher purchased transportation costs were a factor in lower fourth-quarter earnings.
21 Jan 2015
The Teamsters union suffered a pair of setbacks this week in its drive to organize FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier.
18 Jan 2015
Fresh fruit and vegetable will continue to flow through a major New York produce terminal if the Teamsters approve a new proposal for a three-year contract with Hunts Point employers.
16 Jan 2015
Efforts to unionize owner-operator drivers in the New Jersey could get a boost from a state Supreme Court ruling that limits companies’ ability to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees.
14 Jan 2015
Twenty-five years after a consent decree settling a federal racketeering lawsuit reshaped the Teamsters union, the government agreed to phase out direct oversight of union affairs.
12 Jan 2015
Warnings about U.S. truck driver shortages are on the verge of coming true, Robert Voltmann, president and CEO of the Transportation Intermediaries Association, told JOC.com.
09 Jan 2015
Con-way Freight drivers and dockworkers in Bakersfield, California, this week voted to not join the Teamsters, marking the fifth time company employees have rejected the union.
09 Jan 2015
Drayage drivers at Shippers Transport Express, a subsidiary of SSA Marine, on Friday chose to make Teamsters Local 848 in Southern California their exclusive bargaining representative, making Shippers Transport the second trucking company at Los Angeles-Long Beach after Toll to be represented by the trucker union.
09 Jan 2015
For-hire trucking companies tracked by the Labor Department hired 7,300 employees in December, capping a year-end hiring surge.
07 Jan 2015
With a big wave of orders for new model trucks and strong U.S. economic growth, a scarcity of truck drivers is now the biggest check on trucking growth and any plans to add capacity.