October 16, 2014: FedEx Freight drivers unionize; Illinois boosting tolls; college grads pointed to transportation jobs

October 16, 2014: FedEx Freight drivers unionize; Illinois boosting tolls; college grads pointed to transportation jobs

Here is a look at what is happening in the world of transportation this morning:

FedEx Freight drivers in Philadelphia vote to join the Teamsters union, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Truckers take heed: the Chicago Daily Herald reports that higher tolls for commercial vehicles traveling in Illinois will be initiated in 2015.

Residents of the French Quarter in New Orleans say bus and truck traffic is damaging the historic locale, according to Fox 8 News.

Jalopnik hosts a video that highlights the deadly consequences motorists face when improperly passing commercial vehicles on the highway.

This story in the New York Daily News encourages freshly-minted college grads to look at the transportation industry for jobs – especially truck driving.

Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors are now fiercely battling for pickup truck market share, according to The Detroit News.

The annual “Biketoberfest” held in Daytona Beach, FL, this week is going to create major traffic jams for truckers in and around the Love’s Travel Stop serving the Daytona/Ormand Beach area.

A judge orders a drayage trucking firm to re-hire two drivers allegedly fired for unionizing activities, according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.

KGNS.tv profiles the fuel saving ways of Mesilla Valley Transportation.

The Huffington Post reports that the Better Business Bureau is not a fan of car service provider Uber.

 

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