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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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Rails Facing Regulatory Pressure

Some members of Congress believe they have come up with the right way to address the freight railroad service deterioration that continues to plague the country’s transportation system. Proposed legislation, called the Freight Rail Shipping Fair Market Act., would prohibit…

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FRA Reinforces 2-Person Crews

The Federal Railroad Administration proposed a rule imposing a federally mandated crew size of at least two persons absent an extraordinary showing. The proposed rule also would further require that certain existing rail operations that already are using only one…

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Retail Imports Register Gains

After a record-setting spring, imports at major container ports are seen slowing significantly for the rest of the year but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, the National Retail Federation says. “Retail sales are still growing, but…

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NLRB Links to Other Agencies

In accordance with the Biden administration’s commitment to promoting the cause of unionization, the National Labor Relations Board signed agreements with the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission regarding labor law enforcement. The Memorandum of Undstanding (MOU) with…

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OSHA Hits Eastern Warehouses

Warehouses in the Mid-Atlantic states are the target of a new OSHA regional emphasis program (REP) to come under increased scrutiny for possible safety rules violations through onsite inspections. “With the rapid growth of e-commerce, the warehousing industry has significantly…

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ACWI Advance – August 15, 2022

Download a copy of ACWI Advance here:   In this issue of ACWI Advance we take a closer look at these stories: The upholding of a California law banning truck owner-operators sparks outrage Online grocery sales in June rose 6%…

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Port Truckers Protest AB 5 Law

A decision by the United States Supreme Court that it decided not do something has had earth-shaking consequences for the supply chain. At the same time the high court overturned Roe v. Wade and issued a decision limiting the authority…

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eGrocery Sales Up 6% in Jun

Online grocery sales in June climbed 6% year over year to $7.2 billion, and for the second quarter, eGrocery posted $22.4 billion in sales, a gain of 1% compared to 2Q 2021, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping…

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Working With Younger Drivers

The American Transportation Research Institute released a new report about how to best integrate younger adults aged 18 to 25 into trucking careers ATRI notes that truck drivers are retiring annually by the tens of thousands and frequently churning in…

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