independent contractors

FedEx Ground sets new contractor rules

FedEx Ground has issued new standards for its owner-operators, include requiring independent contractors to be incorporated.

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Wal-Mart to control more of its freight distribution

Where it can do it more cheaply, retail giant Wal-Mart is taking over delivery of supplies from manufacturers to its distribution centers and stores to cut costs. Wal-Mart spokesman Lorenzo Lopez would only say the conversion program began last year and will continue for up to a year. Russell Goodman, editor and chief of www.supplychainbrain.com, interviewed Kelly Abney, the retailer's vice president of corporate transportation, in February. During that interview, Abney said 60 percent of Wal-Mart’s non-grocery freight ...

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Wal-Mart to control more of its freight distribution

Retailer is taking over delivery of supplies from manufacturers to its distribution centers and stores to cut costs.

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CRST Malone doubles referrals

Under the new referral program, any CRST Malone independent contractor who refers another driver will receive $1,000 for an independent contractor.

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Obama budget eyes employee-contractor issue

In recent years, governmental agencies and courts have tried to decide if workers are employees or independent contractors. Now a provision in President Obama’s 2011 federal budget request targets the issue.   Obama wants $25 million for the Department of Labor to add 100 enforcement employees and competitive grants to boost states’ ability to address misclassification. Classification is not a black and white issue, not even to the Internal Revenue Service. ”There is no ‘magic’ or set number ...

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Obama budget eyes employee-contractor issue

Governmental bodies often eye the construction industry for misclassification, but the trucking business also draws examination.

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PIB TIP: PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT. Your settlement statements and receipts should be sorted into like categories to add up for a total at month’s end. Then your operating information should be incorporated into a consistent format called a profit and loss statement, which should include how many miles you drove, your revenue, your costs and how much money you made during the month. The Partners in Business program is produced by Overdrive and the ...

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Pulse: Jobs in Transition

There's been much talk of a "jobless recovery." It's not too late to make plans to change your record -- or your profession.

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