Owner-Operators

Judge rules against truckers in classification case

A federal judge in a U.S. District Court in Massachusetts ruled against truck operators earlier this month in two separate but related lawsuits challenging their status as independent contractors and alleging their carriers violated state wage theft laws.

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Worker advocacy groups say nearly 70 percent of port truckers misclassified as contractors

Nearly 50,000 of the 75,000 port truckers in the U.S. are misclassified as independent contractors, according to a recent report, which says the misclassification costs federal and state governments significant tax losses.

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Will DVIR relief give you a piece of $1.7 billion?

The new DOT chief, Anthony Fox, to his credit announced a proposed rule this week that would eliminate the requirement for filing a Driver Vehicle Inspection Report when no defects are found with truck or trailer. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says no-defect DVIRs account for 95 percent of the filings. Anything that reduces red tape in trucking is a good thing. This same step was taken last year with a comparable requirement for truck ...

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Managing the monster known as CSA

There is no quick fix for getting reckless drivers and carriers off the road. But as with most ambitious government initiatives, what’s needed is more simplicity, not less.

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Owner-operators: Master the credit game

With some lenders warming up to owner-operators, don’t miss the chance to improve your rating and save thousands of dollars in interest payments.

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Circle Bar Truck Corral is a true truckers’ oasis

The first visit to the Circle Bar Truck Corral was a necessity, but the second visit had Wendy Parker wanting to come back again and again.

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Thankful from the road: Pretty trucks, inspirational owners

When I sat down and started writing it, I realized it wasn’t going to be about the trucks at all. It was about me being thankful that people like this exist on Earth.

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Video: ‘Cheers’ star Ratzenberger salutes truckers

In the interview with Overdrive Editor Randy Grider, John Ratzenberger talks about the importance of truck drivers to America’s economy.

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How to get caught up for the election

The Haul the Vote website provides a great resource for getting registered to vote, seeing who will be on your ballot, and learning about issues inside and outside of trucking.

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Fleet loyalty

Though some owner-operators change leases more than 10 times in their career, many are not so quick to jump from carrier to carrier.

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