independent contractor

Owner-operators for CEVA deemed contractors, not company employees

Owner-operators leased to CEVA Freight were rightly classified as independent contractors, an Oregon appeals court ruled. The carrier challenged the state's labor department's assertion that they should have been classified as company employees.

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Truckers sue Amazon, claim online retailer denying them wages by classifying them as contractors

The truckers claim Amazon and carrier Scoobeez operate in “clear abuse of the independent contractor” model, part of a system they say allows the companies to skirt minimum wage laws and break requirements set by California labor laws.

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Truckers strike continues for 10th week at CA ports, more join

Truckers picketing Pacific 9 Transportation have been joined by drivers from two other Southern California drayage companies as Pac 9 enters its 10th week of strike.

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Trucker awarded $180k in back wages and more over classification as contractor

A California judge has upheld the state labor commissioner’s decision that a trucker misclassified as an independent contractor is owed back wages and expenses totaling nearly $180,000.

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Port truckers strike again over wage theft claims, feds intervene in port deal

Truckers at California’s Pacific 9 have begun what the Teamsters have described as an “indefinite strike,” aiming to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors.

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Court again sides with drivers in classification case against FedEx Ground

Upholding a Kansas Supreme Court ruling made last year, the federal appeals court agreed with the driver plaintiffs, saying they should have been classified as company employees, not contractors.

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New independents, be forewarned

If FMCSA finds any deficiency, the new entrant has only 15 days to submit a plan of correction, not up to 60 days, as used to be allowed.

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What a difference a decade makes

Those of you who’ve been in the business for even 10 years know that a lot has changed.

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Pulse

One key distinction regarding free speech within trucking is that company drivers are employees.

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U.S. Xpress driver wins idling contest

Scot Hays gets a 2007 Freightliner truck after being named first grand prize winner of the company’s Idle Reduction Sweepstakes.

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