Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Head of Brazil’s State Oil Company Resigns in Wake of Trucker Strike

In this June 1, 2016 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer, left, greets Pedro Parente, the then newly named president of state oil company Petrobras, during a swearing-in ceremony. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

RIO DE JANEIRO — The president of Brazilian state oil company Petrobras resigned June 1, the latest fallout from a crippling truckers’ strike over fuel prices that has widespread implications for the future of Latin America’s largest economy.

Peter Prengaman and Marcelo Silva De Sousa | Associated Press
June 4, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

CP Rail Strike Ends as Company Reaches Deal With Teamsters


Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. reached a tentative four-year deal with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, ending a strike that began late May 29.

Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Free Market vs. Subsidies at Heart of Brazil Truckers’ Strike

Demonstrators briefly stop empty fuel trucks arriving to refill at a fuel distribution facility, as they protest the rise in fuel costs in Duque Caxias, Brazil May 28. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Brazilian cabinet ministers on May 28 called on truckers to end a crippling eight-day strike that has led to major shortages and disruptions in Latin America’s largest nation, saying the government had gone as far as it could to meet their demands.

Peter Prengaman and Marcelo Silva De Sousa | Associated Press
May 29, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Security Forces Deployed as Trucker Strike Upends Brazilian Economy

Striking truckers and motorcycle messengers block the entrance of BR Distribuidora, a fuel station run by the state-run oil company Petrobras, May 24. (Eraldo Peres/AP)

Brazil sank further into chaos May 25 as the fifth day of a nationwide truckers’ strike prompted the deployment of national security forces amid warnings of a calamity in one of world’s largest cities and potentially devastating livestock losses.

Simone Iglesias Fabiana Batista and Tatiana Freitas | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Brazilian Trucker Strike Starting to Wear on Economy

Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg News

A truckers strike in Brazil over higher diesel prices has left at least one McDonald’s in Copacabana struggling to serve its customers. The last perishable food delivery received at the restaurant was May 18, manager Yladian Barbosa told O Globo newspaper.

Christiana Sciaudone Raymond Colitt and David Biller | Bloomberg News
May 24, 2018
Business, Logistics

Canada Oil Recovery Faces Threat From Potential Rail Strike

Jerry Huddleston/Flickr

A potential strike by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. workers threatens to derail a recovery in Alberta’s beaten-down heavy oil prices.

Robert Tuttle and Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Strike by Concrete Truck Drivers Threatens Seattle Construction Projects

Teamsters Strike Teamsters Local 174

More than a quarter of King County, Washington’s concrete delivery-truck drivers have gone on strike, and the rest could soon join them — threatening to delay dozens of projects amid the region’s record construction boom.

Mike Rosenberg | The Seattle Times
August 17, 2017

Florida Truckers to Boycott Logistics Firm

About 13,000 truckers intend to boycott Total Quality Logistics from June 28 through July 5 citing concerns over work conditions, the leader of a group representing the truckers told Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
June 23, 2016

Some Florida Truckers Threaten Strike


More than 2,000 truck drivers in Florida are threatening to go on a strike June 25 for possibly two weeks to protest work conditions, a spokesman for the group organizing the strike told Transport Topics.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2016

SoCal Truckers Go on Strike Against Four Drayage Fleets

Justice for Port Truck Drivers

Several hundred truck drivers at the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach went on strike last week against four fleets, including two controlled by XPO Logistics, seeking recognition as company employees instead of contractors.

May 4, 2015