National Labor Relations Board regional director rules unit of drivers to be separate from unit of dockworkers

National Labor Relations Board regional director rules unit of drivers to be separate from unit of dockworkers

The Union in this case sought to represent a unit of drivers at one of the carrier’s facilities.  Under the Union’s petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), only drivers would be represented. The carrier argued that the unit should be a “wall-to-wall” unit of all of its non-supervisory employees, or, alternatively, a unit of all full-time and regular part-time drivers and dockworkers.

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Detention time math class: Drivers lose over 20,000 miles per year

Detention time math class: Drivers lose over 20,000 miles per year

The more we hear about the detrimental effects of detention time on our industry, the more truckload carrier leaders should be scratching their heads. Even in one of the most lucrative years on record, it is clear that operations could be made so much more profitable if this simple problem of detention time were addressed.

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Can't fly away from this problem: Trucks required to undergo spotted lanternfly inspections

Can't fly away from this problem: Trucks required to undergo spotted lanternfly inspections

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive species from Asia that first appeared in Pennsylvania in 2014. Despite efforts to control the insect, known to be a prolific eater and breeder, it continued to spread. The bugs have now been spotted in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and New York.

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Knight-Swift's precision and transparency on display amidst financial success

Knight-Swift's precision and transparency on display amidst financial success

Recently, Knight-Swift announced a 28% positive revision on their earnings guidance for Q4 2018. Details will be confirmed on January 29th when they release officially. However, this industry leader appears to have been one of many to report better than expected earnings to the street.

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New Prime v. Oliveira update: 17% of average truckload carrier's drivers are owner operators

New Prime v. Oliveira update: 17% of average truckload carrier's drivers are owner operators

TCA data housed inside FreightWaves’ SONAR indicates that just over 17% of the average truckload carrier’s utilized drivers identity as owner operators or independent contractors. That number has stayed fairly consistent over the last couple years and represents a significant percentage of drivers,

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