WHY TEAMSTERS OPPOSE LCVS: A TOP UNION OFFICIAL TELLS WHY RANK-AND-FILE DRIVERS WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THE "BIG TRUCKS"
Rory McGinty, legislative and political representative for Teamsters Joint Council 25, explains why the union opposes longer combination vehicles (LCVs). McGinty, representing about 25 locals in Metropolitan Chicago, cites three main reasons for the opposition: safety concerns, driver liability, and competition within the trucking industry. Other areas of concern include the following: truck drivers' tarnished image; the necessity for cooperation between railroads and trucks; the need for an objective study on LCVs; and convincing the public that LCVs are indeed safe. The article encourages voters to contact their congressmen and senators to let their opinions be heard.
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- Publication Date: 1991-3
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 46-47
- TRT Terms: Competition; Labor unions; Legislation; Safety factors; Studies; Truck drivers; Trucking
- Identifier Terms: International Brotherhood of Teamsters
- Geographic Terms: Illinois
- Old TRIS Terms: Longer combination vehicles (Lcvs); Teamsters
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Highways; Law; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00607288
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM