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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.

October Class 8 sales down 29.3 from 2015, down 21.9 for the year

October Class 8 sales down 29.3 from 2015, down 21.9 for the year

October U.S. heavy truck sales dropped 29.3 percent from the same month last year, WardsAuto reported November 10, to a total of 13,618. The October total was 9 percent below the month before.

FTR: Trump likely pro-management in labor matters; better times ahead for early ELD adopters

FTR: Trump likely pro-management in labor matters; better times ahead for early ELD adopters

Experts at transportation analyst firm FTR Intel today predicted a management-friendly National Labor Relations Board under president-elect Donald Trump, in contrast to the Obama Administration’s NLRB, which often favors workers.

BTS October Transportation Services Index off 0.6% from September

BTS October Transportation Services Index off 0.6% from September

The Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI), which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, fell 0.6 percent in September from August, falling for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Average on-highway diesel price drops nine-tenths of a cent

Average on-highway diesel price drops nine-tenths of a cent

WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel declined nine-tenths of one cent to $2.47 for the week ending November 7, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy.

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