Labor

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

Commentary

The evidence is overwhelming that the younger the driver, the greater the risk of road accidents and fatalities.

News & Analysis

15 Sep 2016
Truck drivers and warehouse workers at two XPO facilities are the latest to call for a union representation vote in a Teamster campaign that includes ports, warehouses, and truck terminals.
It is still up for debate what impact the widespread use of electronic logging devices by US truckers will have on capacity.
15 Sep 2016
A Transplace survey of 2,000 carriers shows smaller fleets lagging their larger counterparts when it comes to adopting electronic logging, though about half the companies queried already had ELDs in place.
02 Sep 2016
US trucking companies kept their hiring engines firing in August.
01 Sep 2016
With freight volumes and rates down, truckload drivers stuck closer to their employers, American Trucking Associations data show.
The pilot program was part of the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act and will ideally have roughly 200 members.
19 Aug 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to test whether some under 21-year-old truck drivers are as safe as their older counterparts.
12 Aug 2016
The controversial mandate requiring electronic logging devices in U.S. trucks by the end of next year will reappear before a federal court next month, jeopardizing the fate of the rule itself, and the so-called “capacity crunch” it was expected to generate.
The U.S. economy created 255,000 jobs in July, a higher number than expected and although trucking employment has declined since 2015, it is still slightly above its pre-recession peak.
05 Aug 2016
Does an uptick in trucking jobs indicate the trucking market is stabilizing?
01 Aug 2016
Strong hiring may have led to a new peak in trucking's hiring cycle. Is it downhill from here?
28 Jul 2016
The opening of the first bathroom solely for female truck drivers in one of the busiest terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey this month has highlighted the growing numbers of women drivers in drayage, which could prove vital to ameliorating the driver shortages plaguing the industry.
20 Jul 2016
In trucking, warehousing and, in fact, in a number of industries, worker misclassification is possibly the hottest topic today in labor relations.