Update for Allied Teamster Carhaul Members
Since the middle of March, the situation with Allied has been extremely fluid. The Teamsters National Automobile Transporters Industry Negotiating Committee (TNATINC) is working hard to ensure that Allied members' job seniority is protected as other TNATINC-signatory carriers (primarily Jack Cooper and Cassens) are picking up work that the GM, Chrysler and other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been shifting from Allied.
The TNATINC transport companies are all highly experienced and professional carriers. We are troubled by reports that, aside from using TNATINC carriers, the OEMs are relying on non-professional auto transport companies to perform their hauling work in numerous locations around the country. We are concerned that such companies will disrupt the OEMs' supply chain to the dealers and the public, thereby hindering their dramatic resurgence in production and profits. Many of our hard working professional Teamster drivers have been idled by the OEMs' dispute with Allied, and we urge all sides to quickly resolve their issues so our drivers can go back to doing what no one does better–delivering vehicles safely to dealers.