Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Roadway Express Change of Operations Decision, February 2006

Roadway Express Multi-Region Change of Operations Decision MR-CO-01-02/2006
The following is the decision from the Roadway Express Multi-Region Change of Operations, which was heard at a special hearing, February 1, 2006, at the Sheraton Gateway Suites, Rosemont, IL.
The Company's proposed change of operations has been approved as clarified, modified and stipulated by the Company on the record with the following provisions: Full decision here.......http://www.teamster.org/divisions/Freight/decisionroad_0206.htm

Strikers seek fresh start

Employees striking against a DHL contractor were fired Friday morning when they tried to return to work, only to be told a few hours later they could fill out applications to work for a new contractor, possibly with salary and benefits.
"The guys were excited and I'm excited" about Friday's turn of events, said Jim Gookins, secretary/treasurer of Teamsters Local 991, which represented about 25 employees during negotiations and Thursday's one-day walkout against Commercial Cargo.
Gookins said the workers were told by a Commercial Cargo official they were "locked out" and did not have jobs.
Gookins said he also got a call from Commercial Cargo officials telling him the company's contract with the Plantation-based DHL Solutions Inc. had been terminated and two new contractors had been hired. Full story here........http://www.tallahassee.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060204/BUSINESS/602040312/1003

Trucking businesses struggle to stay in gear

Trucking companies continued to roll to profitability in 2005, although at a slower rate than in 2004 due to a cooling economy, record-breaking fuel costs and a shortage of drivers.
The industry stayed in gear, thanks to strong consumer demand for trucking services and industry consolidation.

Revenues for the two main elements of the industry are up by double digits. Truckload (TL) operators, which move full loads over long-haul routes, were up 11.1 percent in the 12-month period ending September 2005, and revenues for less-than-truckload (LTL) operators jumped 17 percent, according to the American Trucking Association trade group. Complete story here......http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyOSZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5Njg3MjI0OSZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTI=