C.H. Robinson lays off 300 employees
Cuts at C.H. Robinson impact 2% of its global workforce.
Cuts at C.H. Robinson impact 2% of its global workforce.
C.H. Robinson is not rushing to select Jim Barber as CEO, leading some to wonder if he is the perfect fit for the demanding job.
Tony Tzeng tells FreightWaves’ Domestic Supply Chain Summit that Transfix’s TrueRate+ program is designed to guarantee tenders with an optimal blend of price and service.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that simply discouraging an employee from filing a FMLA request is enough to have violated the employee’s rights.
Changes in the field of arbitration are afoot and employers who utilize arbitration clauses need to stay up to date on these changes as they will impact the ability to arbitrate employee claims.
Independent contractor status has been a particularly contentious issue for the trucking industry, and with a more pro-union posture from Washington, bears watching.
The executive envisions a “connected ecosystem” where all capacity and shipments move simultaneously and in real time.
There is no easy fix to rising fuel prices without stripping government of much-needed infrastructure money.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has found that just because an employee is out on FMLA leave or has recently returned from FMLA leave, it does not mean an employer cannot terminate that employee for legitimate performance issues.
Both the house and senate have passed competitiveness bills, but the details remain to be sorted out, including the long-term impact.
Predictions of a freight recession may be premature, according to the Trucking Activist.
Whether it is appealed in court or not, it It is highly like that the Biden administration will now restart its efforts to have the recently reinstated Trump-era independent contractor rule withdrawn and replaced with a new, more restrictive rule less favorable to establishing independent contractor status.
Challenger Motor Freight and Garner Trucking are focused on improving the lives of drivers and helping them maintain a work-life balance. The two firms have been named the nation’s top carriers for drivers.
Christopher Lloyd was helping out a fellow trucker by picking up a run, but it led him to the scene of a violent crash. For his heroic efforts at the scene, he’s been named the Highway Angel of the Year.
The Truckload Carriers Association has named John Elliott, CEO of Load One, its next chairman, and announced its fleet safety and driver of the year award winners.
The U.S. DOT found that the truck parking shortage exists in every state and region, but it did not include dedicated funding for truck parking in the recent infrastructure bill.
As the federal government begins prioritizing EV infrastructure, trucking fleets and stakeholders need to stay abreast of changes at the intersection of industry and climate initiatives.
Applications for the TCA Scholarship Fund are now open. Eligible college students with ties to the trucking industry have until March 14 to apply.
Infrastructure spending is tied up in the appropriation process, but the roads can’t wait. Fortunately, stop-gap measures are providing needed time to reach a long-term solution.
For the first time since the program began, the Truckload Carriers Association is allowing the public to vote for the winner of this year’s Highway Angel of the Year award.
While the law guarantees the right of employees to strike, the law also places limitations and qualifications on the exercise of that right.
The introduction of the entry-level driver training rule is a boon for truck safety and could help reduce the industry’s driver shortage and retention concerns.
For years, the industry has asked for the ability to expand its driver workforce. FMCSA’s apprenticeship program is that opportunity, and now is time to jump on this opportunity.
18 truckload carriers have been honored in the 46th Annual TCA Fleet Safety Awards competition and will now vie for two grand prizes.
While times of uncertainty like these can be troubling, what goes up must come down – or at least level off. The price of diesel fuel is projected to lower to a national average of $3.09 in middle and latter parts of the coming year, offering a sigh of relief for trucking.
Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means the industry has a path forward on infrastructure investment, and several additional provisions will benefit trucking in the future.
While a federal appeals court has halted enforcement of the Biden administration’s COVID vaccine mandate, companies should familiarize themselves with the requirements regardless.
The Truckload Carriers Association is now including educational content from its Truckload Academy as part of a TCA membership.
TCA and Blume Global will present a free webinar on the current congestion at the ports and how digitization can help ease the backlog.
An Inspector General audit has found that data, including fleet records, within FMCSA may not be safe from hackers.
The nation’s safest fleet represent the best the industry has to offer. Applications are now being accepted for TCA’s 2022 Fleet Safety Awards. Deadline is Nov. 1.
FMCSA Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi indicated her strong support for safety technologies during her nomination hearing to take over agency, noting that safety is the common goal of both the industry and the agency.
Boyle Transportation and Nussbaum Transportation have repeated as winners in TCA/CarrierEdge’s annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.
What should prospective drivers know about Wellington Motor Freight? “That we are the best company to work for, period. We want to be the place that you spend the rest of your career with. Our culture is unrivaled. We don’t employ ‘just a driver,’ we have absolute professionals behind the wheel.”
An employer’s ‘honest belief’ and good recordkeeping helps it win pregnancy discrimination lawsuit.
“You can’t fix things with some nifty perk. It takes the right people with the right attitude as a foundation.” That philosophy has helped Nussbaum Transportation land on the TCA/CarriersEdge Best Fleets to Drive For list for 2021.
Jetco Delivery has instituted detailed programs around safety, driver training and career opportunities to land it among the top 20 on the TCA/CarriersEdge Best Fleets to Drive For list.
Bison Transport said its inclusion on the TCA/CarriersEdge Best Fleets to Drive For list is validation it is moving “in the right direction” as a driver destination.
For Central Oregon Truck Co., inclusion in the annual Best Fleets to Drive For list is validation of innovations and improvements made to attract and retain drivers.
Chief Carriers might be small in size, but it remains large in its approach to drivers, landing among the top 20 fleets in North America in the annual Best Fleets to Drive For contest.
As Congress works to pass two separate funding bills while dealing with the fallout of Afghanistan and severe weather across the country, the trucking industry sits and waits.
Grand Island Express continues to put drivers first and has been rewarded for those efforts with a nomination to the Best Fleets to Drive For Top 20 for the 10th straight year.
The California Supreme Court recently addressed what the proper rate for paying missed meal, rest, and recovery periods is under California state law. And for employees, it’s a financial win.
TPP Retention Project Plan’s Ray Haight explains how the industry has missed an opportunity when it comes to driver retention.
The organization will provide an update on its search at its annual meeting in Las Vegas next month.
Each year the TCA Scholarship Fund awards up to $6,250 to students with a connection to the trucking industry to offset some of the costs to attend college.
TCA firmly believes the trend of California-specific legislation becoming the national standard must end.
The Truckload Carriers Association has partnered with LaunchIt Public Relations to promote the trucking industry.
“Truckload detention is the last dark corner of the trucking industry, so we built a big flashlight.” That flashlight will shine bright on Thursday when TCA hosts a virtual workshop addressing the issue.
TCA Profitability Program Retention Coach Ray Haight has spent most of its career in trucking. Here is why.
High barriers are a deterrent to starting a less-than-truckload operation. Knight-Swift’s recent acquisition sheds some light on the value in owning assets in the space.
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Scholarship Fund is providing financial awards to the largest number of students in its 48-year history for the 2021-22 academic school year.
Leased owner-operators and company drivers could be looking to strike gold on their own in a strong trucking market, Vise says.
Speeding remains a critical safety issue for trucking, and a new bill introduced in the U.S. House would seek to limit the speeds commercial trucks could travel at on the nation’s roadways.
The Truckload Carriers Association will hosts its annual Refrigerated Meeting on July 14-16, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Although new guidance on mask wearing returns the industry to some semblance of normalcy after over a year of lockdowns and restrictions, employers should remain cautious in revising policies.
Three-part workshop series to focus on effective leadership communication strategies to motivate and retain your essential workers.
The nation’s top trucking research group plans to update previous studies on the effects of legalized marijuana and other drugs on truck safety along with integrating 18- to 20-year-old drivers into the industry.
Throughout the entire 90-year history of trucking in the United States, excessive detention has been a scourge on the industry. An upcoming 90-minute immersive workshop will share tools and strategies to combat this issue and keep the wheels moving and profitable.
The word “safety” is everywhere in the trucking industry. It is talked about nearly every day in the press, Congress has zeroed in on it, and most carriers will say that it is their top priority. With all this attention, it’s easy to believe that safety has become cliché. But it’s not.
People stay in situations in which they feel comfortable, and they leave the ones they are not comfortable in. When it comes to employment, is it that easy to break it all down?
TCA has joined with many other stakeholders to support the DRIVE-Safe Act, which would allow 18-20-year-olds who hold a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) to cross state lines in interstate commerce.
Trends so far during the first-quarter earnings season are supportive of truckload carriers posting sizable growth in 2021.
James Ward, president of Maryland-based D.M. Bowman, has been elected chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association for 2021-22.
Freight expenditures surged with another step higher in volumes, according to March data released by Cass Information Systems on Friday. The Cass Freight Index posted cycle highs with the expenditures’ subindex displaying a new record.
At a recent hearing, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee heard loud and clear that the trucking industry should not serve as the guinea pig for any seismic change in how the United States funds infrastructure, including a vehicle miles traveled tax.
For nearly 50 years, the Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) Scholarship Fund has been helping students with connections to the truckload industry. Applications for this year’s scholarship fund are being accepted until May 1, 2021.
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) has named Nick Still a Highway Angel. Still, from Monmouth, Illinois, stopped to help a couple after their pickup truck spun out during a winter storm.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is keeping pressure on regulators to require speed limiters on trucks as well as performance standards for automatic emergency braking (AEB) and other crash-avoidance technology.
A recent ruling in the Tenth Circuit found that an employee need not be adversely affected to be able to sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act, meaning employers should continue to engage in good faith in the ADA-interactive process.
It should come as no surprise to anyone in the trucking industry that the lack of adequate truck parking has reached crisis levels. That is finally getting recognized in Washington.
Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking has announced a pay increase for drivers in its regional and national over-the-road fleets starting May 1.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has ruled that plaintiffs can’t sue and issue notice to potential class members early on in a case based merely on allegations, and must prove that others in the potential class are similarly affected.
A top transportation lawmaker is pressuring the Biden administration to reconsider a proposal that trucking advocates say could hinder the deployment of truck platooning and other connected-vehicle automation.
If you’re looking for a method of reducing turnover by outsourcing it to another company, you will never get it under control. If you own it, you can change it.
TCA Profitability Program (TPP) Retention Coach Ray Haight delves into all the costs associated with bringing on a new driver and estimates the total price each and every time a carrier does this in this masterclass.
How the move toward driverless trucks will affect the truck driver workforce is a challenge that must be addressed whether the timeline toward full automation ends up short or long, according to the nation’s top truck safety regulator.
Upcoming TCA workshops to explore technology considerations for independent contractors, transportation technology procurement, and data use in litigation.
The country is rejoicing at the recent news that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been approved. Yet, concern remains over that how and when will the mobile workforce of American professional truck drivers receive the vaccine?
A court case that could have implications for trucking has been decided in the Ninth Circuit. In it, the court ruled that employers could pay employees per diem in their regular pay.
Federal regulators issued a fourth extension of a rare 50-state exemption of hours-of-service rules due to ongoing health risks caused by COVID-19.
Truck drivers need to go into the job search understanding what they need in a position, and the fleet needs to understand how to deliver.
Shippers spent 12% more per mile for dry van truckloads on average through most of the fourth quarter of 2020 than they did in 2019.
The Truckload Carriers Association (TCA) recently honored professional driver Morgan Kirkland for his skill and quick thinking in preventing a potentially deadly head-on collision.
Revenue generated could help fund infrastructure investments, DOT Secretary nominee says in confirmation hearing.
FMCSA recently announced its intent to establish a pilot program to study the implications of adding 6/4 and 5/5 sleeper berth splits into the hours-of-service regulations.
We know we can’t hire our way out of the current driver situation and standing still will make you a target. Time is a wasting, and now is the time to address driver retention.
Daimler AG is planning an initial public offering (IPO) of Daimler Trucks in late 2021, the German newspaper Handelsblatt reported Tuesday.
While new trailer orders are booming to meet capacity demands, 20% of the nation’s fleet could be sitting idle on any given day. Why?
Several analysts have published transportation outlook reports for 2021 that are calling for continued strength in the trucking markets.
As vaccine distribution becomes more widespread and the country reaches herd immunity to the virus, TCA looks forward to seeing the lasting essentiality of trucking make its mark in the minds of the American people.
Interested in learning more about the TCA Profitability Program (TPP) and how benchmarking and data can help with your trucking operations in 2021 and beyond? TCA and FreightWaves will be hosting an informative, complimentary webinar at 1 p.m. ET, December 16.
Are you a leader or a boss? The difference between the two is the difference between a highly efficient organization with engaged employees and one with constant turnover.
Preliminary Class 8 truck orders posted their third-highest number in history in November, continuing a stunning comeback from pandemic-depressed bookings earlier in the year.
TCA and our truckload carrier members remain committed to hair testing as a viable method for determining long-term drug use by individuals in safety-sensitive functions. Recently, though, the Department of Health and Human Services threw the industry a curveball regarding these efforts.
The average dry van carrier operating ratio for Truckload Carriers Association members dipped to a multiyear low in September, falling below 94% for the first time since late 2015.
TCA is hosting its 4th Annual Bridging Border Barriers, which is an informative half day session for trucking executives focused on key issues and topics affecting the trucking industry on both sides of the U.S./Canada border.
TCA recently filed comments in support of a proposed pilot program from FMCSA to study adding a 3-hour pause to the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations. TCA is hopeful that this is a positive sign for the revival of the sleeper berth pilot.
I was on a webinar last week where one of my colleagues was accused of “sensationalizing” the freight market dynamics in favor of the carrier world. These are the numbers in the current market, and we all know this cycle will come to an end.
For the fourth consecutive year, a shortage of drivers topped the Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute.