U.S. Department of Labor

Trucking jobs surge with November revision

| February 04, 2011

U.S. Department of Labor figures released Feb. 4 show 9,200 more trucking jobs than the agency's report a month ago.

Agency orders whistle blower driver reinstated

Jill Dunn | October 27, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor ordered a Florida trucking company to reinstate a driver fired for refusing to drive two unsafe trucks.

Misclassification stakes high

| August 27, 2010

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

Trucking adds more jobs

| July 02, 2010

After adding 1,000 positions in June, payroll employment in trucking is up 8,800 jobs since March.

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.

Obama budget eyes employee-contractor issue

| March 02, 2010

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 ...

Obama budget eyes employee-contractor issue

Jill Dunn | March 01, 2010

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

Trucking loses more than 94,000 jobs in 2009

| January 13, 2010

Payroll employment among for-hire trucking companies dropped 7 percent – or 94,200 jobs – in 2009 to approximately 1.247 million workers, according to the latest figures released Friday, Jan. 8, by the U.S. Department of ...

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