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ACWI Advance – October 1, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Rail strike threat was based on Precision Scheduled Railroading personnel abuse. The NLRB proposes rule to expand definition…

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Rail Strike Threat Bares PSR Flaws

News reports assured Americans that we had dodged an economic disaster when the Biden administration announced the tentative settlement of a threatened nationwide strike by rail workers, but the threat remains until union rank-and-file members vote to okay the new…

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Joint Employer Issued by NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board proposed a new rule to reinstate the Obama-era board’s joint employer standard, which could open up staffing firm clients and franchise operations like McDonalds to union organizing campaigns. The joint employment framework determines whether more…

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CARB Launches Truck Program

The California Air Resources Board launched a pilot program designed to help small trucking fleets make the transition to zero-emission technologies. The Innovative Small e-Fleet pilot will focus on privately-owned and nonprofit trucking fleets with 20 or fewer trucks and…

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PRISM Expands To Lathrop, CA

PRISM Logistics expanded its operations to include a new warehouse and distribution facility in Lathrop, CA, which joins the company’s four other facilities located in nearby Stockton, all of which are in northern California. “We’ve been staffing up and training…

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Warehouses Set Leasing Record

A record 37 signings for 1 million sq. ft. or more warehouses were among the top 100 industrial leasing transactions in the first half of 2022 – up from 24 at the same time last year, CBRE reports. The global…

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Data Underscore IRE Strength

Commercial real estate is maintaining nearly full capacity and rent levels in the face of current economic turmoil, says the international real estate firm Colliers in its report, “An Inside Look at the Top 25 U.S. Industrial & Logistics Markets.”…

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ACWI Advance – September 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: Prologis says industrial real estate appears to be poised for a healthy future. Robert Half predicts hiring will…

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IRE Adapts to Economic Change

Although there may be bumps in the road ahead, industrial real estate appears to be poised for a healthy future over the next year. IRE has been booming since before the Covid 19 pandemic began in 2020, which then give…

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Employers Still Plan to Hire

Hiring will remain strong for the rest of the year, according to the talent solutions and business consulting firm Robert Half. Its survey of more than 1,500 managers shows that, 46% anticipate adding new permanent positions, another 46% expect to…

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Workers Wrestle With Inflation

Inflation is a top concern among employees, according to a survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management Research Institute using SHRM’s Voice of Work Research Panel. Nearly three quarters of HR professionals (73%) reported similar concerns in their…

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Trucking Wages Are on the Rise

It should be hardly surprising that truck driver wages have been rising in the face of a continuing shortage of qualified drivers need to move the nation’s freight. According to American Trucking Associations’ most recent survey of driver compensation, truckload…

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Trucking Costs Continue to Grow

The total marginal cost of trucking grew by 12.7% in 2021 to $1.855 per mile, the highest on record, according to the American Transportation Research Institute, which released the findings of its 2022 Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.…

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Employers Confront Monkeypox

Since monkeypox erupted in the headlines this summer, the question has inevitably arisen: How should employers react to its possible appearance among their workforce? The Biden administration designated monkeypox a national health emergency after the World Health Organization made it…

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ACWI Advance – September 1, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: A congressional bill would try to get railroad abuses under control. The Federal Railroad Administration proposes mandating a…

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