Truckers who haul new cars in US get new contracts


WASHINGTON, May 31 (Reuters) - Truckers who haul most new cars and other vehicles in the United States reached tentative contract agreements late on Saturday, averting a threatened nationwide strike. The new contracts, which cover about 9,000 drivers, mechanics and other workers at more than a dozen companies, increase wage and benefits by 13.4 percent over the term of the agreements, the Teamsters union said in a statement. The Teamsters threatened to strike at midnight EDT on Saturday ...

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