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Truckies are threatening to strike and ‘cripple food and fuel supplies across Australia’, as Toll allegedly tries to slash wages and outsource jobs

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 […]
Truckies are threatening to strike and ‘cripple food and fuel supplies across Australia’, as Toll allegedly tries to slash wages and outsource jobs
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Last April, trucking companies ordered 15,000 new trailers. This year, they ordered 300 — and the record low is a chilling sign for the consumer economy.

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 […]
Last April, trucking companies ordered 15,000 new trailers. This year, they ordered 300 — and the record low is a chilling sign for the consumer economy.
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Dozens of truckers shut down a busy Houston interstate to protest low pay

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. […]
Dozens of truckers shut down a busy Houston interstate to protest low pay
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In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration suspended an 82-year-old road safety law for some truck drivers, showing how much coronavirus is pressuring retailers and hospitals to maintain cleaning and medical supplies

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 […]
In an unprecedented move, the Trump administration suspended an 82-year-old road safety law for some truck drivers, showing how much coronavirus is pressuring retailers and hospitals to maintain cleaning and medical supplies