The big question for truckers and their drivers, as well as the millions of truckers who travel on their vehicles every day, is what to do about a big new threat to truckers.
The most recent annual survey from the Federal Trade Commission found that a majority of trucking companies surveyed by the company have seen an uptick in complaints about drivers on the road.
And in 2017, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) also issued new guidelines for trucking drivers, including a ban on wearing seat belts.
The companies also are pushing back against a series of new laws that were passed last year, including the so-called “Right-to-Work” law that allows for union organizing.
Some of the trucking industry’s top drivers, however, have not yet been able to see the benefits of the new rules.
The problem, as the industry has come to understand, is not just that there are no right-to or enforceable labor laws; the new laws are also being challenged in court.
While the industry is taking legal action to try to overturn the new law, a growing number of truck drivers and drivers in general are taking the company’s advice and not moving forward with their union organizing efforts.
The new law has also created an industry-wide “tough on truckers” campaign, where truckers are threatening to withhold their vehicles from the company if it doesn’t meet certain new safety standards.
That has been particularly noticeable in rural areas where drivers can earn less than the industry average.
Trucking companies are also lobbying Congress to impose more stringent requirements on drivers and to restrict the right to work for drivers in other sectors, including construction, retail, and agriculture.
“The trend is clear: A lot of truck driver jobs are in jeopardy if we don’t make a change,” said David A. L. Leggett, president of the National Association of Manufacturers.
“We’re going to continue to see truck drivers losing their jobs because of this new law.”
For many truckers, there is a lot riding on the next few years.
In the meantime, they are working to keep their jobs.
While many truck drivers are unionized, many are not.
The trucking sector has a history of losing jobs to automation and globalization.
But that trend is changing.
Today, nearly half of all American truckers drive in their own cars, and most of those drivers work at least part-time, according to the National Trucking Associations.
“When we look at our truckers today, they’ve had to grow, get more skilled, and find new ways to make money,” said Gary F. Anderson, the president and CEO of the Truckers Union of America, which represents truckers in North America.
“As the world shifts away from jobs to the services, they’re going from a traditional business model to a service business.”
The truck industry has long been a good-paying, middle-class job.
But the shift toward outsourcing, low-paying jobs in logistics and warehousing, and low-wage jobs in transportation have created a new class of low-skill workers, like truckers like Mark G. and Mike B. Gros, both of whom have been driving for decades.
They are not exactly wealthy, but they have enough money to buy a home and pay off their student loans.
They also earn a living by taking their trucks out for errands.
The two of them are the driving force behind the nonprofit organization Truckers United, which advocates for truck drivers.
Truckers and drivers are the backbone of the industry, said Mark Gros.
He is the president of Truckers Unions of America.
He has worked in logistics for years, starting with a job as a delivery driver for FedEx.
In 2005, he moved into the logistics industry as an associate, working with a company called the Global Logistics Group, which specializes in moving packages.
The company offered a full-time job for a family of four, but Gros and his wife wanted to take a more flexible schedule, so they decided to start their own company, Gros said.
Graz was initially hired for $20 an hour, then the company offered him $15 an hour.
But they did not offer benefits, and Gros decided to take the job at the expense of his family, said Gros’ son, John Gros of Chicago.
Grooms dad lost his job.
His father, who had worked in the truck industry for nearly 50 years, had lost his livelihood.
So Gros started the Gros Trucking and Services Group.
Today the group has more than 3,500 members across the country, and they represent about 1,200 truck drivers nationwide.
Grogs wife, a former delivery driver, is now a full time driver, too.
She earns about $14,000 a year, with the company helping her with her school loans.
She drives the family’s truck around the