U.S. Department of Labor

Trucking jobs surge with November revision

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

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Agency orders whistle blower driver reinstated

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

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Misclassification stakes high

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

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Trucking adds more jobs

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

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Congress eyes employee misclassification

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

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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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Trucking loses more than 94,000 jobs in 2009

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 Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. For December, payroll employment was down 0.3 percent from November.  With the estimated 3,300 jobs lost in December, the trucking industry has lost 208,000 jobs – or 14.3 percent – since seasonally adjusted trucking employment peaked in ...

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