independent contractors

Survey: Carriers hit by health care changes

| January 24, 2012

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

Setting the pace with owner-operator Henry Albert

| November 08, 2011

Sunday's post on Overdrive 2007 Trucker of the Year Henry Albert's blog caught my eye with what it says about thinking outside the box to ensure success in running an independent business. In the post, ...

Appeals court overturns LA port’s employee rule

Jill Dunn | September 27, 2011

Court reversed the ruling that allowed the port’s requirement that only employee drivers regularly could work the port.

A novel ‘hot load’ strategy

| September 04, 2011

Next time somebody tells you they've got a "hot load" and you best to do everything and more in your power to get it there on-time, you may do well to point the speaker in ...

New state laws affect owner-operator status

Jill Dunn | July 21, 2011

Trucking supported changes affecting owner-operators and workers’ compensation are subject of laws in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Maine.

Prime Inc. increases pay per mile to independent contractors

| May 31, 2011

Independent contractors in reefer and flatbed segments will have minimum pay set at $1.02 per mile starting June 1, said John Hancock, Prime Inc.’s recruiting director. The increase is available to all new and existing ...

Class-action suit ruling favors FedEx Ground

Jill Dunn | December 19, 2010

The federal judge ruled mostly in favor of the company in its stand that its drivers are contractors.

Carrier describes driver screening tool usage

| August 27, 2010

The PSP report can help a carrier better identify an otherwise great driver’s problem areas and to focus initial training in particular areas.

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