Labor

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

24 Aug 2015
Con-way Freight workers in Portland, Oregon voted not to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week, marking the seventh outright defeat for the union in its attempt to organize workers at the second-largest stand-alone U.S. less-than-truckload carrier.
22 Aug 2015
Workers who pack and ship goods for the Google Express same-day delivery service voted to unionize, the latest victory for the Teamsters union in its drive to organize Silicon Valley contract employees.
21 Aug 2015
Averitt Express joined the ranks of trucking companies boosting pay and benefits to secure more truck drivers. Despite slower economic growth than a year ago, driver demand remains a key factor in truck pricing.
07 Aug 2015
For-hire trucking companies continue to add drivers and other workers, though not at the pace they set last year. Still, the JOC Trucking Employment Index is steadily rising past above its 2007 peak. Many transport job openings, however, are going unfilled, federal data show.
21 Jul 2015
The Teamsters are deploying a bi-coastal strategy to challenge what the union charges is misclassification of drayage truck drivers as independent contractors, an indication of how the issue has expanded far beyond the San Pedro Bay area.
16 Jul 2015
Transportation and warehousing businesses and utilities can't hire enough workers to fill available positions, as moderate economic growth in the U.S. generates strong demand for employees ready and willing to move freight.
14 Jul 2015
The average driver turnover rate dropped suddenly in the first quarter. Have waves of wage increases paid off for carriers, or is the decline a temporary blip?
18 Jun 2015
Truckload carrier Transport America hopes to tackle the driver recruitment and retention problem from two angles: raising per mile pay, and increasing its speed limit to give drivers more miles.
09 Jun 2015
A surge in hiring and job openings at transportation and warehousing companies in April indicates logistics businesses are preparing for a stronger, if not stellar, second quarter and second half.
08 Jun 2015
The Teamsters and unionized car-haulers begin labor talks on a long-term contract at a time when auto sales are booming and the car-hauling industry is healthier, and more consolidated.