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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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Independent Crozman named TCA Highway Angel

Long Haul Trucking owner-operator saves couple in winter blizzard.

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FedEx Ground wins key case

A federal judge ruled the company’s owner-operators in Kansas are not employees.

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Health reform payoff

Owner-operators with pre-existing conditions often have been denied health coverage. Here’s how that’s changing.

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Webinar: Driver shortage could persist

A driver shortage is emerging but several factors are working against meeting the demand for drivers.

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