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New trucking vaccine mandate is likely to make fruit and vegetables more expensive

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Vaccine mandates for truckers that haul goods over the US-Canada border could cause price hikes. The CEO of Canadawide Fruits told Bloomberg the cost of transporting produce climbed 25% last week. Canada imposed the mandate on Saturday and the US will require vaccine passports on January 22. New vaccine mandates for truck drivers are likely to increase the cost of produce.The cost of transporting fruit from California and Arizona to Can...
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Truckers say the way they're treated by their employers and the general public is causing drivers to leave the industry

Truckers say they're treated so badly that it's helping fuel the industry's huge attrition rate.Alistair Berg/Getty Images Truckers say some drivers are leaving the industry over its lack of benefits and low wages. Most don't get paid for downtime at shippers and say trucking companies don't treat them with respect. "They've chased off all the old timers," said a trucker who's been driving for 20 years. Truckers say they're treated so badly that it's helpin...
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Companies don't pay for 'wasting a trucker's time,' US Transportation Secretary says: 'We've got to fix that'

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks at the Port of Savannah.Getty/Pool Truck driving can be a well-paying job, but only when things are moving without delays. Pay-per-mile policies have slashed many truckers' earnings as they wait at congested ports and depots. "There is no cost to wasting a trucker's time," the US Transportation Secretary said. "We've got to fix that." Truck driving offers relatively good pay in normal times, when containers and pallets are flowing ...
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It's not just truck drivers — the semi-trucks they rely on are also facing a shortage, with some dealers already 'sold out for the year'

Getty Some dealers say they have already sold out of new semi-trucks for the year. The global computer-chip shortage has slashed output and pushed used semi-truck prices higher. A shortage of semi-trucks could wreak even more havoc on a strained supply chain. Less than a month into the new year, some dealers say they have already sold out of new semi-trucks for 2022.Sales representatives at a truck dealership in Kansas told local news that when it comes to new semi-trucks they've "sold ou...
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3 couples describe how long-haul trucking together changed their marriages and lifestyles: 'You've got to learn to fight fair'

"Our marriage is completely different today than when we first started," Robert Holmes said. "It's way better."Carla Holmes "Team truckers" are two people who take turns driving one truck. While one drives, the other sleeps.  This allows the drivers to travel double the distance as a solo trucker — and make double the pay.  Insider spoke to 3 married trucking teams about the job's impact on their relationships and lifestyles. Stephanie and Frank Rebelo have traveled to 40 countries to...
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A major trucking company is paying nearly $10 million in holiday bonuses to its drivers and technicians

J.B. Hunt executives hand out high-fives to employees at an event at the company's headquarters in 2019.Business Wire/AP Trucking firm J.B. Hunt is handing out nearly $10 million in holiday bonuses to employees. Workers have "gone the extra mile" to meet the needs of customers this year, CEO John Roberts said. The trucking industry has been hit hard during pandemic-induced logistics snafus in the US. Employees at trucking firm J.B. Hunt will receive nearly $10 million in bonuses this holi...
Tags: Transportation, News, US, Trends, Cnn, Truckers, Logistics, Trucking, John Roberts, American Trucking Associations, Avery Hartmans, J B Hunt, Chris Spear, Holiday Bonus, Grace Kay, Holiday 2021


Trucking companies offer luxury truck stops with masseurs and pet-bathing stations in the battle for workers

Associated Press Trucking companies are approaching drivers at gas stations, The Los Angeles Times reported. Some companies are offering luxury truck stops to decrease their turnover rate. The American Trucking Association has said the industry is facing a shortage of over 80,000 drivers. The supply-chain crisis has made long-haul truckers an increasingly valuable commodity — pushing recruiters to get creative.Jerrett Sellers, a transportation manager for regional trucking company Merchants F...
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Experts say reports of an American truck driver shortage are overblown

One high school is offering a truck-driving elective for students amid a widespread trucker shortage and an aging workforce.Mint Images/Getty Images The supply-chain crisis has become synonymous with a shortage of truck drivers. Eight experts told Insider the shortage is not as significant as it has been portrayed in the media. The number of truckers in the industry are near pre-pandemic levels and more truckers are becoming business owners than ever before. As US shoppers face empty shelves ...
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Port of Vancouver faces a backlog of over 50 ships as trucker union plans to strike

Reuters Floods in British Columbia spawned major backlogs at the Port of Vancouver. Canada's largest port has been cut off from several major roads and railways due to landslides. A trucker group of 120 drivers gave the port 72-hour strike notice on Monday. Over 50 ships are floating off the coast waiting to dock at the Port of Vancouver.Canada's largest port has been struggling to process cargo in recent weeks. British Columbia has been ravaged by floods that have cut off the area fr...
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For the third time in one month, Southern California ports delayed doling out millions of dollars in fines for lingering shipping containers

Michael Wells/Getty Images On Monday, Southern California ports delayed collecting fines for cargo that had lingered too long. The fines went into effect on November 1, but won't be collected until at least November 29. The fines have been delayed three times since they were announced on October 25. The ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach delayed the collection of millions of dollars in punitive fines for shipping companies that had let cargo containers stack up at terminals on Monday — t...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Port Of Los Angeles, Retail, Long Beach, Trucking, Shortages, Shipping Containers, Container Ship, National Retail Federation


California lawmakers call for a state of emergency at ports, warning of a 'massive crisis with no signs of slowing'

Governor Gavin Newsom at the Port of Long BeachAssociated Press Eight US representatives urged Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a State of Emergency for the ports. The lawmakers called for Newsom to suspend several regulations for ports, warehouses, and truckers. On Tuesday, the ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach broke another record for backlogged ships. California lawmakers are calling for Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a state of emergency for backlogged ports in Los Angeles and Long Be...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, News, Congress, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Boats, Long Beach, Trucking, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Shortages


A trucker explains the truck driver shortage: We're 'tired of carrying the country on our backs'

One high school is offering a truck-driving elective for students amid a widespread trucker shortage and an aging workforce. Mint Images/Getty Images A trucker explained why companies are reporting a truck driver shortage. Port driver Shauntai Robinson said it has become increasingly difficult to sustain a trucking career. In October, the American Trucking Association said the US needs 80,000 more truck drivers. A trucker broke down the key issues that are causing the truck driver shortage...
Tags: Transportation, News, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, United States, Retail, Trucking, South Carolina, Port, Shortages, Robinson, CDL, American trucking association, Price Hikes


Take a look at the cab-less driverless 'Pods' that could one day turn truck driving into a desk job

Courtesy of Einride Einride launched its autonomous, all-electric trucks in the US this week. The company's "Pods" use remote operators to monitor as many as 10 vehicles at a time. Take a look at the futuristic vehicles that could turn truck driving into a desk job. A hopes to turn truck driving into a desk job.Einride launched its services in the US earlier this week, signing several clients, including Bridgestone and GE Appliances. The company, which operates one of Europe's l...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, News, Cars, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Walmart, Trucking, Self-driving Trucks, Self-driving Car, BRIDGESTONE, GE Appliances, Remote workers, Tech Insider, Waymo


Truckers say Biden's 'disastrous' vaccine mandate could worsen the supply chain crisis

Trucking groups aren't happy with Joe Biden's vaccine mandate. Erik Isakson/Getty Images The White House's vaccine mandate will be "disastrous" for truckers, industry groups say. Trucking associations warned the mandate could "cripple an already strained supply chain." The Biden administration said Thursday its vaccine rules will take effect on January 4. Truckers say that President Biden's vaccine mandate will be "disastrous" for an industry that's already struggling t...
Tags: Transportation, Jobs, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Truck, Truckers, Vaccine, Biden, Trucking, Tca, ATA, Chris Spear


Gas prices are at a 7-year high, with one California town reaching a whopping $7.59 per gallon

Gas prices approaching $5 a gallon are displayed in front of a Shell gas station on October 05, 2021 in San Rafael, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Gas prices in a small California town hit $7.59 per gallon of regular unleaded this week. That's nearly double the national average, which is at a seven-year high. As ever, a variety of complex factors play into the cost of gasoline. This week at your average American gas station, you're likely to find prices in the $3...
Tags: Transportation, News, Abc, California, India, Oil, Cars, Trends, Opec, Gas, United States, Retail, Shell, Gasoline, Trucking, American Automobile Association


A high school is teaching teens to drive big rigs during the nationwide trucker shortage

One high school is offering a truck-driving elective for students amid a widespread trucker shortage and an aging workforce. Mint Images/Getty Images A California high school is the first non-vocational school to offer a truck-driving course. The nationwide truck driver shortage is a leading cause of supply-chain issues. Pay for truck drivers is soaring as retailers scramble to find drivers to deliver inventory. During a truck-driver shortage that exacerbates the supply-chain issues natio...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Trends, Trucking Industry, Teenagers, High School, Retail, Truck, Npr, Trucking, Vocational Education, Ubereats, Truck Driver, Patterson High School, Dein


Your holiday turkey may be harder to come by this season

A herb and citrus butter roasted whole Butterball turkey. Butterball Turkey The right size turkey for your holiday table may be in high demand this year, experts warn. Both the US and the UK face supply chain issues ahead of the holiday season. In the UK, the government issued emergency visas to poultry workers and truck drivers to ease issues in the supply chain ahead of Christmas. See more stories on Insider's business page. The perfect turkey for your holiday table may be difficult ...
Tags: UK, News, Christmas, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Usda, Turkey, Bbc, Farmers, Retail, Christmas Dinner, Trucking, Holiday Season, Fox Business, Grocery Store


Meet the female truckers making six-figures driving 80,000 pound vehicles across the country. The industry wants to recruit more of them.

Ingrid Brown and her truck, named "Miss Faith." Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration When Ingrid Brown started driving trucks 41 years ago, she only knew 5 other female truckers. Now, companies are recruiting thousands of women drivers with bonuses and scholarships amid the labor shortage. Carla Holmes quit her management job to drive long-haul with her husband - married 'teams' can make over $200,000. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Ingrid R. Brown Pe...
Tags: Transportation, New York, Oregon, Careers, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Shipping, Arizona, Bia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Driver, Trucking, Oklahoma City, Waffle House


Late holiday packages? Better luck next year.

A container cargo ship in Rotterdam Harbour on April 4, 2021 in the Netherlands. Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images A record level of imports is causing continued shipping delays in the US. The delays will last well beyond the holidays, according to the Wall Street Journal's Paul Berger. Experts say port congestion will stick around until at least fall 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US' supply chain woes aren't going away any time soon. Shipping ...
Tags: Transportation, US, Trends, Supply Chain, Economy, Online Shopping, United States, Shipping, New Jersey, Wall Street Journal, Trucking, Journal, Shortages, Nrf, Imports, National Retail Federation


Logistics startups are enjoying a historic funding boom. Here's what 13 recent deals say about where the industry is headed.

Up and down the supply chain, startups landed millions in funding to advance their work in 2021. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The pandemic directed investor attention to supply chains after massive disruptions. Startups with new ways of moving and tracking goods scored funding years earlier than planned. Supply chain disruption is expected to stick around, creating more runway for startups. See more stories on Insider's business page. Depending on whom you ask, the pandemic accelerat...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Ecommerce, Funding, US, Trends, UPS, Sun, Goldman Sachs, Logistics, Trucking, Fedex, Justin Sullivan Getty, Amazon Air, ShipBob


A trucking company is offering signing bonuses of at least $15,000 to attract licensed drivers

AP Photo/John Froschauer Maryland-based Cowan Systems is offering a $15,000 bonus for new truck drivers. The bonus represents about a third of the national average truckers salary of $47,130. A trade group says there is a 60,000-driver shortage, but drivers say low pay is the culprit. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Maryland-based transportation and logistics company is offering big bucks to convince qualified CDL drivers to its team amid an unprecedented strain on the ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Maryland, Careers, Trends, Trucking Industry, Trucking, Reno Nevada, CDL, Cowan, BLS, Arlington Washington, DOMINICK REUTER, Steve Wells, John Froschauer, Signing Bonus


Hyzon Motors has begun shipping hydrogen fuel cell trucks to customers

Hydrogen-powered heavy-duty truck company Hyzon Motors said Wednesday it is ramping up operations in the wake of its merger with blank-check firm Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp., including shipping its first trucks to European customers. The company, which reported second-quarter earnings Wednesday, said it is also preparing to start its first customer trials in the United States. Like other transportation companies that have gone public via a merger with a special purpose acquisition fun...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, US, Tech, Automotive, United States, Trucking, MOU, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Gordon, EBITDA, Knight, Mark Gordon, MoUs, Craig Knight, Hydrogen Fuel


​​Take a look at the 6-mile lines going into Canada, where drivers are waiting up to 7 hours to enter after the US travel ban lifted

Reuters US travelers drove to the Canadian border after it reopened to non-essential travelers on Monday. The boom in travel, as well as a union strike earlier in the week, caused wait times up to seven hours. Pictures from the scene show the traffic jams that spanned over 6 miles. See more stories on Insider's business page. US travelers are waiting as long as 7 hours to enter Canada, after border restrictions were lifted on Monday.Drivers began to line up outside the border to Canad...
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High School Teacher To Give Away Summer Earnings As Truck Driver: ‘Because It’s Needed’

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What truck drivers really think about new federal regulations to crack down on drug use

This plant is causing a lot of controversy. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider We published a story about the federal government's new law to drug test truck drivers. The law has mostly caught marijuana users. We argued that it won't meaningfully boost safety on the road. Truck drivers shared in emails with Insider laying out what they think of the new rule. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal rule that went into effect in 2020 is taking commercial drivers off...
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KeepTruckin raises $190 million to invest in AI products, double R&D team to 700

KeepTruckin, a hardware and software developer that helps trucking fleets manage vehicle, cargo and driver safety, has just raised $190 million in a Series E funding round, which puts the company’s valuation at $2 billion, according to CEO Shoaib Makani.  G2 Venture Partners , which just raised a $500 million fund to help modernize existing industries, participated in the round, alongside existing backers like Greenoaks Capital, Index Ventures, IVP and Scale Venture Partners, which is manage...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Trucking, Mckinsey, Scale Venture Partners, KeepTruckin, Makani, Recent Funding, G2 Venture Partners, Shoaib Makani G2 Venture Partners, Greenoaks Capital Index Ventures IVP, BlackRock KeepTruckin, Usher Transport


Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal explains why there's 'no obvious solution' for our never-ending supply chain predicament

Between a shipping container shortage and a pipeline hack, our supply chain seems as delicate as ever. Ted S. Warren/AP Welcome to Modes, a trucking newsletter by Business Insider's Rachel Premack. This is my full interview with Joe Weisenthal, who co-hosts Bloomberg's Odd Lots podcast and a daily show on Bloomberg TV. You can subscribe to Modes emails here. See more stories on Insider's business page. Hello Modes readers!Here is my full conversation with Bloomberg's Joe ...
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I went inside the East Coast's largest port and saw how a backlog of goods are moved amid the never-ending chaos of ships, trucks, and trains

Touring the Port of New York and New Jersey. Thomas Pallini/Insider The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen cargo volumes skyrocket during the pandemic. An increase in e-commerce purchases during the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of goods. Larger and larger ships are coming to the East Coast's largest port to help keep goods moving. See more stories on Insider's business page. Welcome to America's front door. Touring the Port of New York and New Jersey. Thomas...
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Largest Labor Group Says Autonomous Trucks Need Drivers

The Transportation Trades Department for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) is spending its Tuesday telling the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee that autonomous vehicles. Though it’s not because they occasionally run amok when left to their own devices. This is a matter of jobs. Labor leaders […] The post Largest Labor Group Says Autonomous Trucks Need Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Ford introduces an obnoxious new trucker hat to help truckers stay awake

describes the so-called "Safe Cap" as such: Ford Brazil's heavy-truck division created the Safe Cap, which looks like any other hat. However, it's loaded with sensors and hardware to combat drowsy driving. After identifying behavior that signaled drowsiness, Ford programmed its hat to pick up on those cues using an accelerometer and gyroscope. — Read the rest
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