Teamsters Union

Court approves end of federal oversight of Teamsters, union to regain independence

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week announced that its recent deal with regulators to end the quarter-century of oversight of its finances and operations has been approved by a federal judge, and a five-year phase-out schedule will begin this year.

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Teamsters strike agreement with federal government to end decades of oversight

The Teamsters last week announced the quarter-century of heavy government oversight it agreed to in 1989 has come to an end. Teamsters’ head Jim Hoffa said it’s a “new day” for the union, which has represented organized truck drivers in some form for roughly 100 years.

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EOBR report addresses driver harassment

FOR THE RECORD/A safety panel on Feb. 8 finalized a report on mitigating the use of electronic onboard recorders to harass drivers that provides suggestions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

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LogBook

Driver harassment, the hours rule, Navistar's engine transision, sleep apnea regulations and more industry news items are featured.

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Teamsters challenges Mexican trucker safety

Union countered to halt cross-border trucking program with Mexico, which was preceded by Mexico filing a brief.

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FMCSA defends cross-border program in court

Among its responses, FMCSA argued OOIDA had not shown evidence its members will experience a loss of business.

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Groups want hours of service case dismissed

Previous settlement agreement wanted to change 2008 hours of service rule.

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Court combines cases opposing cross-border plan

FMCSA has granted operating authority to a second Mexican carrier.

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Final hours rule ready

The White House Office of Management and Budget has finished reviewing the final rule for truck drivers’ hours of service.

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Cross-border trucking opponents meet at border

The first Mexican carrier approved for program participation is expected to make its first delivery under the new program as early as Oct. 21.

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