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News & Analysis

16 Dec 2014
An American Trucking Associations survey of 130 trucking companies places median truck driver pay in a range from $46,000 to $73,000 a year, depending on the type of company they work for and freight they haul.
12 Dec 2014
Con-way Freight workers in Miami Lakes, Florida, voted to join the Teamsters union, making their facility the third in Con-way's LTL network to go union. Three other terminals have rejected the Teamsters.
12 Dec 2014
Regional LTL carrier Holland commits to hiring 500 veterans, seeking drivers and other workers as the U.S. military reduces its overseas forces.
12 Dec 2014
Changes to truck driver hours of service rules under the cromnibus spending bill could increase truck capacity, giving carriers a quick productivity boost for the holidays.
10 Dec 2014
Labor organizations and retiree advocates are attacking a proposed amendment to the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill that would let troubled multiemployer pension plans cut benefits to vested retirees.
10 Dec 2014
The likelihood that truck drivers will have different hours of service rules next year is increasing, as Congress wraps language that will change suspend some 2013 HOS changes into its $1 trillion spending bill.
U.S. Capitol building with flag in front.
09 Dec 2014
An amendment that would suspend the current 34-hour restart provision in the truck driver hours of service rules pending further study is buried deep within the omnibus spending bill being crafted by Congress. Will it survive as Congress struggles to pass spending legislation before midnight Dec. 12 to avoid a government shutdown?
08 Dec 2014
Midsize trucking companies are increasingly bullish on the economic outlook and their ability to hire new employees, including drivers, in 2015, according to GE Capital Transportation Services.
05 Dec 2014
Trucking employment jumped 2.5 percent from a year ago last month, riding the biggest wave of hiring in the U.S. economy in three years and pushing the JOC For-Hire Trucking Employment Index up to 98.3, the highest reading for the index since late 2007.
04 Dec 2014
The Teamsters union drive to organize FedEx Freight, the largest U.S. less-than-truckload carrier is hitting a few roadblocks. The union withdrew an election petition at the less-than-truckload carrier’s Nashville, Tennessee, terminal this week.