independent contractors

New online driver-carrier matching service

The Hickory, N.C.-based Blue Bloodhound company has introduced a new online, mobile-optimized platform to help connect carriers and drivers. Blue Bloodhound has begun offering its service in areas around Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Louisville, Ky. Drivers and motor carriers throughout the U.S. also have access to and are encouraged to sign up with the service and create individual profiles. Blue Bloodhound claims to empower CDL drivers by "letting them operate as fully independent contractors" in their relationship to ...

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When the road leads nowhere

Hotshot hauler Jeff Ward crosses a road to nowhere; And mainstream media -- helped along by the Uber ride-sharing service -- works to turn "independent contractor" into a dirty word.

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Class of FedEx Ground independent contractors deemed employees in Kansas Supreme Court

FedEx response to the ruling expressed commitment to protect "the rights of thousands of independent business owners to continue owning and operating their own businesses."

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Teamsters’ case against Green Fleet Systems goes to labor board

The National Labor Relations Board will hear arguments Aug. 25 from a California trucking company and the Teamsters union after vacating their informal agreement regarding union activity.

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California domestic workers and truck drivers; $1,500 for a few words

Domestic workers making state-by-state inroads on their own FLSA exemption (similar to company drivers') from the possibility of overtime pay -- meanwhile, a friendly, familiar, potentially lucrative contest.

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Some L.A. port truckers voting for union representation

Employee unions can be tools toward giving workers a stronger basis in decisions regarding their collective interests, just as small-business associations can help to give collective voice to small business interests. Where the line between the two is blurred, however, there may well be unintended consequences of legal moves in either or the other direction. According to reports like this one in the Australian press, a group of truckers working Southern California ports for Australian firm ...

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LogBook

Year's top owner-operator named, N.C., Virginia and Missouri in tolling program, FMCSA wants EOBR survey excluded and more industry news items are featured.

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Federal, state governments review owner-operator status

Federal and state entities increasingly are questioning if owner-operators should be regarded as employees for tax purposes.

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Fleet Focus

Truckers and carriers receive recognition and awards.

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Survey: Carriers hit by health care changes

Recent health care law changes will impact more than 80 percent of carriers that responded to a recent survey by Transport Capital Partners.

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