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Teamsters win at FedEx Freight in Charlotte; union cancels votes elsewhere

The latest skirmish in the battle to organize FedEx Freight went to the Teamsters this week with a victory in Charlotte, N.C., though the union cancelled elections in two other ...

Truck that caused I-5 bridge collapse over permitted height

The May 2013 truck-bridge collision that caused a portion of Interstate 5 to fall into the Skagit River in Washington was in part due to a load too tall for ...

Truckers for Troops fundraiser tops $50k

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced Nov. 20 it raised $52,528 this year in its Truckers For Troops campaign. The money will be used to pack and send care packages ...

Cargo thefts: FreightWatch warns of recent jump in loads stolen in ‘red zone’

Cargo theft tracking firm FreightWatch International issued an alert this week saying it has seen three “red zone” truckload thefts in the last three weeks, stemming from what it says ...

ATA, Trucking Alliance agree with FMCSA’s e-log conclusions, OOIDA questions study

The American Trucking Associations and the Trucking Alliance have said they agree with findings of a recent DOT report that found the use of electronic logging devices does not increase ...

Truckload Carrier Reports: Key 3rd quarter metrics compared

Port trucker unrest continues as strikes against carriers expand

Southern California port truckers now are picketing two intermodal rail carriers as the strike against area port drayage companies expands. Drivers began following Pacer Cartage and Harbor Rail Transport trucks ...

Fall freight pushes truck tonnage to solid gain in October

Truck tonnage as measured by the American Trucking Associations’ monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose half a percentage point in October, ATA said this week, pushing it to its second ...

Second call comes for household goods movers to be waived of 14-hour rule compliance

A trade group representing household goods carriers has applied for an exemption to certain provisions of federal hours of service regulations, citing the need for drivers to be able to ...

Carriers amend lawsuits against Pilot to say CEO Haslam led rebate scheme

Two of the remaining carriers suing fuel provider Pilot Flying J have amended their lawsuits to allege that the company’s CEO, Jimmy Haslam, “instructed” employees to cheat diesel fuel customers ...

Diesel price falls, reverses one-week upswing

The national average price for a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell 1.6 cents in the week ended Nov. 17 to $3.661, according to the Department of Energy’s weekly report. The ...

ATRI looking for input from carriers in study on feasibility of truck platooning systems

The American Transportation Research Institute wants to hear from carriers and drivers about the use of truck platooning systems, also dubbed Driver Assistive Truck Platooning, ATRI says. ATRI is trying to ...

DOT: Electronic logging device mandate rule expected Sept. 2015, action on speed limiters expected next month

FedEx, Con-way workers vote against union at two facilities; more ballots set for this week

Workers at FedEx Freight in New Jersey and at Con-way Freight in New Hampshire last week voted against union representation, the latest balloting as the Teamsters attempt to organize drivers ...

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