Labor

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

Commentary

There is no easy or single solution to what many believe is a worsening truck driver shortage in the U.S., but that’s not stopping motor carriers and their customers from escalating their response.

News & Analysis

04 May 2015
Eco Flow, a Southern California harbor trucking company backed by a venture capital firm in Los Angeles, on Monday announced with the Teamsters union the formation of a motor carrier with employee drivers.
01 May 2015
Drivers who walked off their jobs on Monday at three harbor drayage companies in Southern California to protest alleged misclassification and wage theft returned to work Friday, according to a statement by the Teamsters-affiliated Justice for Port Truck Drivers.
harbor truckers at Port of Long Beach
30 Apr 2015
The picketing by independent harbor truckers serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach got some attention in Congress after a congresswoman on Wednesday highlighted their efforts and asked whether the federal government could come to their aid.
28 Apr 2015
Picketing by truck drivers seeking union status continued Tuesday at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, indicating that the campaign by the Teamsters union to organize harbor truckers throughout the harbor is not going away anytime soon.
27 Apr 2015
A Teamsters-supported organization that is attempting to organize owner-operator truck drivers in Southern California said Monday a number of drivers were picketing the yards at several trucking companies, as well as marine terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach.
24 Apr 2015
A graduated licensing program for commercial drivers is needed to bring younger people into the trucking industry, ATA executives said.
23 Apr 2015
The Teamsters union lost another round in its terminal-by-terminal organizing battle with Con-way Freight, the second-largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier. To date, the union has three victories and six losses — not counting two terminals where the Teamsters withdrew an election petition.
21 Apr 2015
The number of job openings for transportation, warehouse and utility workers rose sharply from a year ago in February, as a milder winter created more opportunities in logistics businesses.
13 Apr 2015
Shippers need to work with trucking suppliers to find ways to 'mitigate' driver shortage as pay hikes push up rates, Werner's Derek Leathers says.
03 Apr 2015
Trucking employment declined last month for the first time since May 2013 as U.S. job markets overall stumbled amid slower-than-expected economic growth. For-hire trucking companies shed 6,800 jobs in March. At the same time, the U.S. created only 126,000 jobs, far fewer than anticipated.