President threatens to use army to clear Brazil truckers blocking roads in protest (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Some of the truckers protesting high fuel prices in Brazil have agreed to unblock the roads after the government threatened to send in the army against them. The five-day strike highlighted Brazil’s economic woes. On Friday, President Michel Temer threatened to send the army to clear the roads, as one of the trucker unions said […]

Could Self-Driving Trucks Be Good for Truckers?

The outlook for trucking jobs has been grim of late. Self-driving trucks, several reports and basic logic have suggested, are going to wipe out truckers. Trucking is going to be the next great automation bloodbath. But a counter-narrative is emerging: No, skeptics in the industry, government, academia are saying, trucking jobs will not be endangered […]

French truckers block borders to protest ‘unfair competition’ from eastern Europeans

Published time: 21 Nov, 2017 21:53 French truck drivers have blocked traffic at border crossings with Italy, Belgium, Spain and Germany to protest EU regulations which they say fail to protect their jobs from a cheaper Eastern European workforce. The drivers blocked the Frejus tunnel in Modane before dawn Tuesday, with 200 trucks gathering on […]