Toll is staring down the threat of an enormous strike, as negotiations break down between management and truck drivers. The Transport Workers Union (TWU) claims almost 7,000 workers could be swept up in industrial action, as the logistics company tries to change the existing workplace agreement. TWU national secretary Michael […]
A shortage of fuel tank drivers has made it difficult for gas stations to schedule gasoline deliveries, as about 25% of oil tank trucks sit empty.
Retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond and General Mills have sounded the alarm on the higher costs, which are further complicating a labor shortage and other issues.
Truck escape ramps are used as a traffic tool on steep, sustained grades to check high vehicle speeds in emergencies.
Orders for truck trailers crashed last month. It’s a chilling sign for the economy, as trucking is a key leading indicator. If trucking companies are ordering less equipment, it shows that they forecast retailers and manufacturers will need to move fewer goods in the coming months. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Truck drivers are pushing back on Trump for saying that their ongoing protest in Washington, D.C., was a “sign of love.” In fact, the protests are aimed at increasing transparency into the brokerage industry, where truck drivers are paired with retailers and manufacturers to move loads. Trump has promised to […]
For weeks, truck drivers across the US and in Washington, DC, have protested unusually low pay rates during the coronavirus pandemic. A group of protesting truck drivers loudly honking their horns interrupted President Donald Trump during a press conference on Friday. Trump, who was discussing efforts to produce a coronavirus […]
A decades-old and much disliked safety law governing America’s 1.9 million truck drivers will remain suspended for emergency freight transportation until June 14. The hours-of-service law, as it’s called, mandates how many hours a truck driver may work. The original suspension was declared on March 13. It’s the first time […]
Tyson has announced it will pay its truck drivers two $US500 bonuses – one in early May, and the next in July. The staggered bonus shows how keen Tyson is on securing its supply chain. A Business Insider analysis found that at least 4,585 Tyson plant workers have become sick […]
Roughly 70 truckers slowed traffic in protest on a Houston interstate Monday. The independent truckers say brokers haven’t paid them for completed work and continue to underpay. Houston police arrested one protester and issued citations, and they say they’re investigating the wage-theft claims. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Uber Freight head Lior Ron said on Monday that the ride-hailing giant’s truck-brokerage platform was taking steps to ensure the well-being of truck drivers amid the coronavirus pandemic. One step will be giving drivers on its platform a $US20 Uber Eats credit each week – though that won’t likely be […]
The hours-of-service laws, which mandate how many hours a truck driver may work and have been in place for truck drivers since 1938, are suspended at a federal level for the first time in history. As of Friday evening, truck drivers who are moving medical supplies and consumer goods like […]
The trucking industry has been in a recession beginning in early 2019.Truck drivers have seen job losses and pay cuts since then. In the first half of the year alone, some 640 trucking companies went out of business, according to Broughton Capital. That’s more than twice the failures seen in […]
Walmarttruck drivers are the latest to win in federal court for unpaid rest breaks. The Ninth Circuit, a federal court of appeals, just upheld a previous decision from a lower court that Walmart will need to pay its California truck drivers $US54.6 million. Walmart truckers are among the best paid […]
The trucking giant Celadon declared bankruptcy on Monday, according to federal filings. It’s poised to be the largest truckload bankruptcy in history, according to FreightWaves, which broke the story on Friday from internal sources. The bankruptcy has the potential to leave nearly 3,000 truck drivers stranded away from home. The […]
The trucking industry has been in a recession in 2019. Small trucking companies and owner-operators (truck drivers who work for themselves) have been hit hardest. After an uptick of 700 trucking payrolls in October, the industry slashed another 1,000 jobs in November, according to the monthly jobs report released by […]
Trucking is powered by 1.8 million long-haul truck drivers, who move around 71% of America’s freight. Many of them were unionized as recently as the 1970s, but a deregulation bill passed in 1980 revamped the industry. Labour experts argue that change was not for the better. As a result, truck […]