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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.