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  1. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    New Truck Drivers Thrive as Companies Struggle to Hire

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/new-...ld0FJQVV3Q1hjMUVvZFY5SkhOSUVOMXEySmJST1lBIn0=

    “Employers are falling all over themselves to hire students,” said Rene Dulle, Workforce Solutions Group program manager at St. Louis Community College who oversees its truck-driving program on the Forest Park campus.

    “We have eight employers who are going to visit the class (this month), and we only have five students,” she said. “It’s great. The students really get to shop around.”
     
  2. BIG R GUY

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    After years of pencil whipping paper logs,smaller companies have to learn how to run more efficient,and by the law now. Too many waited until late 2017 hoping for an extension from the Feds,that did not happen also....
     
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    House Republicans' bill would redirect Pakistan aid money to US infrastructure

    http://thehill.com/policy/transport...blicans-introduce-bill-to-reallocate-pakistan

    "Sanford and Massie, both members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, cited concerns over Pakistan’s relationship with terrorists in explaining their bill.

    “This common-sense bill puts America first by reallocating tax dollars to our roads and bridges at home instead of funneling money overseas,” said Massie.

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced a companion bill in the upper chamber last month and referenced similar worries about terrorism."
     
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    DOT Digs into Data on Driver Detention

    http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel...2/dot-digs-into-data-on-driver-detention.aspx

    "...report finds that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s current plan to collect data on driver detention is insufficient to the point that any such data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”

    "The report states that FMCSA has “concurred” with the recommendation of the DOT OIG that the agency should “improve future plans for collection of data on driver detention.” OIG also notes that the agency’s position on driver detention is that “shippers and carriers should address the issue among themselves without Government intervention because detention is primarily a market efficiency problem.”"
     
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    ATA highlights trucking's Human Trafficking Awareness Month plans

    http://www.fleetowner.com/regulatio...kings-human-trafficking-awareness-month-plans

    “The trucking industry is seven million strong, and our goal is to have everyone in our industry trained on how to recognize human trafficking and how to take action to rescue victims and save lives by making the call and reporting the crime,” said ATA Executive Vice President of Industry Affairs Elisabeth Barna told the House Homeland Security Committee during a roundtable on the issue. “Our industry has made nearly 2,000 calls to the national human trafficking hotline, resulting in more than 600 likely human trafficking cases identified involving more than 1,300 trafficking victims. More than 375 of those rescued victims were minors.

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    As long as carriers are willing to let these shippers,and consignee s dictate to the drivers,and them as far as wait time,nothing will change. It always amazed me that a truck owner would let a 150-200,000 dollar piece of equipment,and a driver sit for hours to load or unload without any compensation....
     
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    Payment for Sick Time Not Considered “Wages” Under Massachusetts Law

    https://www.natlawreview.com/article/payment-sick-time-not-considered-wages-under-massachusetts-law?utm_content=246335b4c48118c28578efdc3c332f24&utm_campaign=Labor & Employment Legal News for 2-6-2018&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

    "...the Court explained that vacation time is different from sick time. The crucial distinction is that sick time, as defined by Massachusetts law, can only be used if the employee or a family member is ill, whereas vacation time can be used for any reason. The Court reasoned that, because employees do not have an absolute right to use sick time, Massachusetts law does not require employers to compensate employees for accrued, unused sick time, and employers can adopt “use it or lose it” sick time policies. Since employers are not required by law compensate employees for unused sick time, the court concluded “such time is clearly not a wage under the act.”"

    Worth considering, when choosing between vacation pay and personal/sick pay, depending on your State.
     
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    U.S. jobless claims drop to near 45-year low

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...claims-drop-to-near-45-year-low-idUSKBN1FS23K

    "Claims fell to 216,000 in mid-January, which was the lowest level since January 1973.

    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 232,000 in the latest week. Last week marked the 153rd straight week that claims remained below the 300,000 threshold, which is associated with a strong labor market. That is the longest such stretch since 1970, when the labor market was much smaller."
     
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    FMCSA Clarifies How to Request a Non-Preventable Crash Data Review

    http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/st...uest-a-non-preventable-crash-data-review.aspx

    "The crash-preventability demo program began accepting requests for data review (RDRs) on August 1, 2017, for crashes that occurred on or after June 1, 2017. The agency proposed that a crash challenged through an RDR would be found “not preventable” when documentation submitted with the RDR established that the crash was, indeed, not preventable."

    "In addition to the all the details clarifying how to submit RDRs given within the latest Federal Register notice, the agency noted that additional information on how to submit a crash preventability RDR is available on the FMCSA website..."
     
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    XPO Profits Soar in Fourth Quarter

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/xpo-...1dGpvaHJpNmtjcllhVGhHczNBcUIyMTNuMVY1VE5RIn0=

    "XPO Logistics Inc. reported fourth-quarter profits grew sevenfold, reflecting strength in its last-mile deliveries, brokerage and less-than-truckload businesses."

    "...bolstered by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, whereby companies must revalue their tax deferred liabilities from 35% to the new 21%"

    "The Greenwich, Conn.-based company earned $188.5 million or $1.42 per diluted share — including $147.9 million from the tax benefit. That compares with $27.3 million, or 22 cents, the year before."

    Revenue rose to $4.2 billion (topping analysts’ consensus forecast of $3.9 billion) compared with $3.7 billion in the same year-ago quarter.

    For the year, profit soared to $312.4 million, or $2.45, versus $63.1 million, or 53 cents, the year before. Revenue rose to $15.4 billion from $14.6 billion.

    The year marked a turnaround for a company that lost $246.4 million in 2015.

    It also did not earn a profit in nine consecutive quarters between 2014 and 2016."
     
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    With Amazon getting into delivery, it’s owner will not want that type of precedent being set.
     
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    The Amazon meat grinder needs to be stopped for exactly this reason. Jeff Bezos is a filthy rich man who goes out of his way to ensure he employs as few people as possible. The result is virtual slave labor for pitiful wages at the hands of so-called "agents" contracted by Amazon to fulfill delivery duties. That way Amazon washes their hands of the whole thing by laying the responsibility on someone else.
     
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    Analysis: Amazon’s Delivery Dream Is a Nightmare for FedEx and UPS

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/anal...QSkU3NEJWb2NnQzA0akR3SlhlYzdReFNDNWZiYnkifQ==

    "It won’t stop with one city or one type of customer. Amazon can’t handle all deliveries on its own yet, but this is the company’s first direct move into FedEx and UPS territory.

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    FedEx CEO Fred Smith (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

    Soon, those bold words from FedEx Corp.’s CEO will seem ridiculous. Two years ago, Fred Smith told stock analyststhat concerns about Amazon shaking up the package shipping industry were “fueled by fantastical” reports. “In all likelihood, the primary deliverers of e-commerce shipments for the foreseeable future will be UPS, the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx,” Smith said.


    Smith was factually correct and also blindingly wrong. It’s clear that Amazon’s delivery service won’t have the scope of UPS, FedEx or the Postal Service right away, and maybe not for years. "
     
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    Sounds a lot like the FedEx Ground model
     
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    It's far, far worse. Ground will only do business with another business now, and mandates that the contracted business must hire their employees. Contractors are not permitted to subcontract, so someone has to take responsibility for these people even if it's not FedEx.

    In Amazon's case, they're not only using the old Ground model that was shredded in court, they're abusing it way harder than FedEx ever did. Contractors operate their warehouses, never mind their delivery services. And the demands the contractors place on their subcontractors are borderline inhumane.
     

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