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Second-Place Honors at National Truck Driving Championships

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FORT SMITH, Ark., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company (Nasdaq: ARCB), is proud to recognize Loren Hatfield and David Hall, who won second-place honors in their respective classes at the 2015 National Truck Driving Championships held Aug. 11-15 in St. Louis. The event, hosted by the American Trucking Associations, featured over 400 of […]

New Bill Creates Pilot Program to Allow Younger CDL Holders to Cross State Lines

ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and offered its support for her bill to create job opportunities and address the growing shortage of commercial truck drivers by studying lowering the age commercial drivers can operate across state lines.

New Survey Shows Strong Public Opposition to Longer Truck Driver Working Hours

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and Truck Safety Coalition today released the results of a survey today released the results of a survey conducted by Lake Research Partners demonstrating overwhelming public opposition, 80%, to Congress raising the number of hours a semi-truck driver is allowed to work in a […]

Truck Driving Remains High Demand Carrier

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Professionally trained commercial truck drivers are in high demand today. The incredible growth currently being experienced by the commercial trucking industry, has truck carriers desperate to hire. Two factors have led to the increased demand for truck drivers – First, the steady increase in the economy over the last year, has many employment officials believing […]

Con-way Announces Enhancements to Driver Pay Package

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced today enhancements to its compensation package for drivers at its less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier, Con-way Freight. These changes provide for increases in current pay rates while reducing the time it takes for drivers to reach top pay scale.

ABF Freight Celebrates The Skill & The Will during National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

FORT SMITH, Ark., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ABF FreightSM, an ArcBest company, is celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 14-20, 2014, with a system-wide campaign honoring both The Skill & The WillSM demonstrated by its employees and the fundamental role of transportation industry employees in building and sustaining economic growth.

Court finds that workforce of FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.  As a result, FedEx may owe its workforce of drivers hundreds of millions of dollars for illegally shifting to them the costs of such things as the FedEx branded trucks, […]