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


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

News & Analysis

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.
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?