independent contractors

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.

Misclassification stakes high

| August 27, 2010

A long erosion of the traditional owner-operator model has taken place.

FedEx Ground settles suit

Jill Dunn | July 21, 2010

FedEx Ground will pay $3 million to Massachusetts to settle claims the company misclassified drivers as independent contractors.

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