Sunday, January 21, 2018
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FTR’s September Trucking Conditions Index reflects modest market tightening

FTR’s September Trucking Conditions Index reflects modest market tightening

Transportation analyst firm FTRs Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) posted a reading of 5.47, a small drop from August, FTR reported today.

Diesel takes 2.2-cent tumble from last week; selling at $2.421 a gallon

Diesel takes 2.2-cent tumble from last week; selling at $2.421 a gallon

U.S. on-highway diesel prices slipped 2.2 cents Monday to $2.421 a gallon, compared with $2.443 it was selling for last week.

Ports of L.A., Long Beach pursue next phase of Clean Action Plan

Ports of L.A., Long Beach pursue next phase of Clean Action Plan

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are “aggressively deploying zero and near-zero emission trucks and cargo-handling equipment and expanding programs that reduce ship emissions” as part of the next phase of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), spokesmen said.

Court: Crete can require drivers with BMI of 35 to get sleep apnea testing, treatment

Court: Crete can require drivers with BMI of 35 to get sleep apnea testing, treatment

ST. LOUIS — Crete Carrier Corp. did not act improperly by requiring drivers with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 or more to undergo sleep apnea testing and treatment, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously last month.

J.B. Hunt Transport settles discrimination case with Sikhs

J.B. Hunt Transport settles discrimination case with Sikhs

LOS ANGELES — A national trucking company has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs.

Philadelphia XPO drivers vote for Teamster representation 37-13, joining  workers at sites across nation

Philadelphia XPO drivers vote for Teamster representation 37-13, joining workers at sites across nation

Drivers at LTL carrier XPO Logistics in suburban Philadelphia voted 37-13 for representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the union reported, continuing a string of successes for the union’s nationwide campaign to organize drivers and warehouse workers at former Con-way Freight sites.

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