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The agreement with trade union ver.di includes salary increases in 2016 and 2017, as well as employee protection against job dismissal through 2019.
U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper ruled that federal law precludes Massachusetts from regulating transportation rates, routes and services by requiring express delivery drivers to be company employees.
Meanwhile, drayage drivers at Pacific 9 Transportation continue their strike in an attempt to be reclassified as employee drivers.
The future of the Export-Import Bank is still in doubt because it depends on passage of a long-term transportation bill that is expected to pass the Senate, but which faces strong opposition in the House.
Roadrunner's CEO Mark DiBlasi said the purchase of Stagecoach Cartage will expand its trucking network in the Southwest U.S. and along the Mexican border.