Fri, 01/07/2011 - 05:00 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
The Obama administration is talking to Congress about reopening U.S. highways to cross-border truck traffic from Mexico -- beyond a narrow strip along the border. American unionized truckers object.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
American truck fleets seem poised to expand as the economy recovers, but haulers and the big companies that need them say they are still fighting an old battle to raise the maximum amount of weight trucks can carry on American interstate highways from 80,000 pounds to nearly 100,000 pounds.
Hundreds of truckers have withdrawn their service at the Port Metro Vancouver Wednesday and say there are in talks with their unionized counterparts about potentially joining their protest, doubling its size at the country’s busiest port.
The United Truckers Association, a non-profit group representing both unionized and non-unionized truck drivers at the port, are leading the work stoppage to protest what they say are long line-ups, wait times, and ‘unfair’ practices at the port.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States and Mexico had agreed on a way to solve a long-simmering cross-border trucking dispute that has hurt trade between the...
The American Trucking Associations reports that freight traffic has climbed steadily since late last year. This April was almost 10 percent better than a year earlier, according to the ATA. Business has reached pre-recession levels -- and times are so good that some trucking companies can't keep up with demand.