• Federal court rules California's AB 5 applies to trucking, dealing blow to owner-operator model in state

    Apr 29, 2021 — The leased owner-operator model in California suffered a severe blow Wednesday as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed an injunction that had exempted the trucking industry from state’s AB 5 law and the ABC test for determining validity of any independent contractor classification.
  • Ottawa tables back-to-work bill to end Montreal port strike

    Apr 28, 2021 — Federal Labor Minister Filomena Tassi on Tuesday tabled a bill to put an end to the strike involving 1,150 longshoremen at the Port of Montreal. The dock workers have been on strike since Monday morning. The legislation is set to be debated Tuesday afternoon.
  • Montreal port workers begin strike

    Apr 26, 2021 — A general strike at the Port of Montreal has begun with more than 1,000 longshoremen, affiliated to the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local (CUPE) 375, walking off the job at 7 a.m. on Monday, CityNews Montreal reported. A mediation session was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
  • Trucking firm clash with drivers' union heats up and spreads into LA port

    Apr 14, 2021 — A confrontation between truck drivers and Universal Logistics, one of the largest trucking firms in southern California, has spilled into the port of Los Angeles. On Monday, drivers started a strike, picketing a truck yard of Universal Logistics subsidiary Southern Counties Express in Compton, demanding the company reinstate drivers allegedly dismissed illegally and respect the right to unionise. In addition, they called on management to negotiate ‘in good faith’ and stop classifying drivers as independent contractors.
  • Truckers fear losses amid Montreal port strike

    Apr 14, 2021 — The Port of Montreal’s 1,150 longshoremen’s union announced on Sunday that it would initiate a partial walkout, after the Maritime Employers Association announced that it would end certain conditions of remuneration for longshoremen.
  • Enforcement of Canada’s ELD mandate to be phased in over a year

    Mar 23, 2021 — Transport Canada has reaffirmed its commitment to a June 12 rollout of Canada’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, but with a “progressive enforcement period” lasting 12 months.
  • UK Delays Further Brexit Checks

    Mar 18, 2021 — The British government this week delayed the introduction of increased checks on goods arriving from the European Union that many feared would increase delays in trucks arriving in the United Kingdom.