independent contractors

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.

SpeakOut

Overdrive Staff | July 01, 2010

Truckers weigh in on dodging tax liabilities, the oil spill and retread tires.

Congress eyes employee misclassification

Jill Dunn | June 18, 2010

U.S. and state officials have investigated misclassification in recent years, with industries such as trucking and construction drawing more scrutiny.

FedEx Ground sets new contractor rules

Jill Dunn | May 26, 2010

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

Wal-Mart to control more of its freight distribution

| May 25, 2010

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 ...

Wal-Mart to control more of its freight distribution

Jill Dunn | May 22, 2010

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

CRST Malone doubles referrals

| March 15, 2010

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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