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A 4-year-old trucking startup achieved a major victory in fixing one of transportation’s biggest inefficiencies — and it’s a huge win for truck drivers

Convoy, a trucking startup in Seattle, announced on Tuesday that it could now match truck drivers and loads without human intervention in top markets. Completely automated matching was a main goal of Convoy’s app, which was recently valued at $US1 billion. Convoy allows trucking and shipping companies to connect over […]
A 4-year-old trucking startup achieved a major victory in fixing one of transportation’s biggest inefficiencies — and it’s a huge win for truck drivers
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Angry California truck drivers are slamming a new rule that requires them to take unpaid rest breaks, one calling the change a ‘travesty’ for safety

Truck drivers in California are no longer legally required to receive paid rest breaks. Under federal law, they are legally required to rest for 30 minutes a day during their 14-hour workdays. Truck drivers say they’re against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ruling. One called it a “travesty.” California […]
Angry California truck drivers are slamming a new rule that requires them to take unpaid rest breaks, one calling the change a ‘travesty’ for safety
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An Arkansas court quietly ruled that truck drivers need to be paid minimum wage even when they’re not driving on the job — here’s what it means for drivers around the US

Many truck drivers aren’t paid for all of the hours they spend on the road. A class action lawsuit in Arkansas of nearly 3,000 truck drivers argues that the practice goes against the Fair Labour Standards Act. Those drivers scored a major win today when the federal court in Arkansas […]
An Arkansas court quietly ruled that truck drivers need to be paid minimum wage even when they’re not driving on the job — here’s what it means for drivers around the US
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Truck drivers’ salaries are experiencing an ‘unprecedented’ jump, but it’s not enough to end the driver shortage that’s making everything more expensive

Truck drivers’ salaries are on the rise, thanks in part to a shortage of drivers. The shortage has been brewing for decades, but the recently passed ELD mandate has exacerbated trucking‘s tight labour market. Under ELD, truckers can drive no more than 11 hours a day. Drivers’ salaries are still […]
Truck drivers’ salaries are experiencing an ‘unprecedented’ jump, but it’s not enough to end the driver shortage that’s making everything more expensive
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Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree

While Amazon fulfillment centres and other warehouses are full of technology, not all logistics executives and managers are gung-ho about all the automation options out there. Research shows that 60% of warehouse managers and executives don’t have plans to incorporate drones or self-driving cars in their warehouses. Truckers believe that […]
Silicon Valley believes driverless trucks and drones will quickly transform how we get things — but truckers and warehouse workers disagree
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Truck drivers say the latest measure to keep roads safe has left them ‘chained up,’ ‘more reckless than ever,’ and unable to support their families

Truckers aren’t happy with the electronic-logging device (ELD) mandate, a new US rule that effectively makes it impossible for drivers to work more hours than the legally mandated limit. Supporters of the law say the ELD mandate is crucial for enforcing labour laws and preventing accidents on the road. But […]
Truck drivers say the latest measure to keep roads safe has left them ‘chained up,’ ‘more reckless than ever,’ and unable to support their families