Business

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

| February 24, 2015

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.

Paying the Obamacare penalty this tax season? New enrollment period in the offing for 2015 coverage

| February 23, 2015

In order to take advantage of the new, March 15-April 30 period, individuals must report initial awareness of the penalty this tax season.

Trucking 101: The difference between a freight forwarder and a broker

| February 23, 2015

The primary, though not the only, difference between forwarders and brokers is that a freight broker never takes possession of items being shipped.

Labor dispute at West Coast ports comes to an end, truckers ask for backlog fee waivers

| February 21, 2015

Trucking companies will spend months clearing the cargo, said the Intermodal Conference of the California Trucking Association, who has asked terminal operators and steamship lines to reduce or waive charges related to backlog.

As labor negotiations at West Coast ports stall, Teamsters say they’ll support truckers in work stoppage

| February 20, 2015

Labor negotiations between dockworkers and port company managers have hit another snag in their ongoing — and now nearly six-month-long — labor negotiations, and the struggle between the two parties to strike an agreement could lead to work stoppages, either in the form of a lockout by managers or a strike by workers.

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