A long erosion of the traditional owner-operator model has taken place.
FedEx Ground will pay $3 million to Massachusetts to settle claims the company misclassified drivers as independent contractors.
Truckers weigh in on dodging tax liabilities, the oil spill and retread tires.
U.S. and state officials have investigated misclassification in recent years, with industries such as trucking and construction drawing more scrutiny.
FedEx Ground has issued new standards for its owner-operators, include requiring independent contractors to be incorporated.
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 ...
Retailer is taking over delivery of supplies from manufacturers to its distribution centers and stores to cut costs.
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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