Jumat, 23 Desember 2011


A Message from Jim Hoffa, General President

General Secretary-Treasurer Tom Keegel and I would like to wish a happy holiday season to our Teamster brothers and sisters throughout North America.

During these difficult economic times, Teamsters continued to work hard, negotiate great contracts and organize thousands of new Teamsters. I’m confident 2012 has great things in store for us, but it’s

New Rule Bans Use Of Hand-Held Mobile Phones While Driving

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that essentially bans the use of hand-held mobile telephones while operating a commercial motor vehicle beginning December 23.

Read the fact sheet here.


Official Statement From General President James Hoffa

The following is the official statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s final hours of service rule for commercial motor vehicle drivers:

“We said all along that an hours of service rule has to protect highway safety and our truck drivers’ health. We are reviewing the

Kamis, 22 Desember 2011

U.S. Department of Transportation Takes Action to Ensure Truck Driver Rest Time and Improve Safety Behind the Wheel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced a final rule that employs the latest research in driver fatigue to make sure truck drivers can get the rest they need to operate safely when on the road. The new rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revises the hours-of-service (HOS) safety requirements for commercial truck

Rabu, 21 Desember 2011

U.S. trucking recovery slows to a crawl in November, index shows

U.S. freight levels continued to climb in November but at an ever-slowing pace, according to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations
The trade group’s truck tonnage index increased 0.3 percentage points last month after increasing a revised 0.4 percentage points in October. ATA’s advance, seasonally adjusted index of for-hire truck tonnage initially showed a 0.5 percentage point

Sabtu, 17 Desember 2011

YRC CEO: Glen Moore may not be last of property sales

The property sale at YRC Worldwide Inc. may not be over

A day after the Overland Park-based trucking company announced it was unloading subsidiary Glen Moore, CEO James Welch said in an interview that company officials still are looking for ways to shrink their portfolio.

“There are other things that don’t necessarily complement what we do that we’ll be looking at,” he said. “There’s still

Kamis, 15 Desember 2011

YRC Worldwide Sells Assets of Its Glen Moore Truckload Subsidiary

YRC Worldwide Inc. today announced it sold a significant portion of the assets of its Glen Moore truckload operating subsidiary to Celadon Trucking Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Celadon Group Inc., one of North America's largest truckload carriers. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed."Less-than-truckload shipping is what we do best. Our efforts are precisely focused on regaining

FMCSA to release new HOS rule December 22

The Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have set Thursday, Dec. 22 as the date the FMCSA will release the final rule on Hours of Service, a source has told The Trucker.The agency had promised to release the rule no later than Dec. 28 as part of the court settlement between the FMCSA and safety advocacy groups who have successfully challenged HOS rules

YRC hauling more loads as businesses stock up

The national trucking industry, like a lot of businesses, got beaten up by the recession.On the positive side, trucking companies are among the businesses that tend to be on the leading edge of recoveries as well as downturns, and there are some encouraging signs.Rick Hoogendoorn, director of the YRC customer support center , sees an uptick in companies stocking up on inventory. Full Story.......

Kamis, 08 Desember 2011


Thanks to Teamsters, Vice President Joe Biden’s residence in Washington, D.C. is decorated nicely for the holidays.Teamsters delivered one big Fraser fir tree and two smaller (just over 11 feet) trees from western Michigan to Washington, D.C. on trucks with Teamsters at the helm. The trees are from Wahmhoff Farms Nursery in Gobles, Mich., and they also supply Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Christmas

New Rule Bans Use of Hand-Held Mobile Phones While Driving

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has issued a final rule that essentially bans the use of hand-held mobile telephones while operating a commercial motor vehicle beginning December 23, 2011. Fact Sheet.......