Labor

News & Analysis

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.
21 Nov 2016
Hoffa won another five-year term as general president of the union this week, defeating rival Teamsters United leader Fred Zuckerman.
18 Nov 2016
With 51.5 percent of a still uncertified vote, James P. Hoffa looks likely to hold onto his job as general president of the Teamsters union.
17 Nov 2016
More than two dozen owner-operator truck drivers are suing six container terminals or their affiliates in Los Angeles-Long Beach, charging that the terminals blocked their entry to the facilities to ensure peace with the Teamsters.
15 Nov 2016
Suit on behalf of two drivers seeks federal class-action status.
04 Nov 2016
Trucking is doing better at hiring workers than previous employment data suggested, but still is bumping against a "hiring ceiling."
18 Oct 2016
US regulators are increasing funding for driver-training schools and institutions serving veterans while pushing a pilot program that would license under-21 ex-military drivers.
14 Oct 2016
The Teamsters' long-haul campaign to organize XPO Logistics, as well as FedEx Freight, unfolds terminal by terminal, court decision by court decision.
07 Oct 2016
After two months of job creation, trucking employment numbers dropped in September, another indication of slow freight demand and excess truckload capacity.