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Study: California owner-operators outearn company drivers

Study: California owner-operators outearn company drivers

Among California truckers, average owner-operator net income exceeds that of company drivers by more than $17,000, according to a study released today.

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Driver pay to continue to rise, ATA says in report that asserts industry short 50k drivers

Driver pay to continue to rise, ATA says in report that asserts industry short 50k drivers

Driver pay will likely continue to rise in the coming decade as fleets work to attract new drivers to the industry to fill the gap of an alleged driver shortage that could grow to as high as 175,000 in the next 10 years, says ATA in a report released this week.

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Fleet to raise pay for owner-operators who adopt dashcham video recorders

Fleet to raise pay for owner-operators who adopt dashcham video recorders

American Central Transport (ACT) announced this week it will raise pay for owner-operators who have Lytx Drivecam systems installed in their trucks. The company will install the systems free of charge to the operators.

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Hourly driver pay, insurance increase part of Senator’s truck safety bill

Hourly driver pay, insurance increase part of Senator's truck safety bill

A bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would if passed require employers to pay truck operators for all hours worked, rather than solely per-mile pay, and double the minimum amount of liability insurance required to be held by motor carriers.

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Walmart, seeking next move in driver pay case, says 90% of drivers make $80k or more

Walmart, seeking next move in driver pay case, says 90% of drivers make $80k or more

Walmart is considering its next steps in a class action suit where a federal judge concluded truckers must be paid at least minimum wage for all time worked.

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FedEx agrees to pay truck drivers $228 million in classification case

FedEx agrees to pay truck drivers $228 million in classification case

FedEx Ground announced last week it has reached an agreement to pay $228 million to settle a lawsuit brought by truck operators claiming the company has misclassified them as independent contractors, and not company employees, thereby denying them certain state-required benefits.

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Walmart could be forced to pay drivers $100M in back pay for non-driving hours

Walmart could be forced to pay drivers $100M in back pay for non-driving hours

A federal court has ruled Walmart violated California law by not paying truck drivers at least minimum wage for all the time they worked.

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POLL: What is your detention time worth?

How much is your time spent waiting at docks worth per hour? This poll looks at the range of what owner-operators and drivers expect from detention rates, such as they may be.

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ACT offering holiday pay, free family rides, layover pay

American Central Transport company drivers now receive $100-per-day holiday pay while they are at home for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. If a company driver is driving on any of those days, he or she will receive holiday pay in addition to the mileage pay they earn. Also, ACT family members now may ride free, doing away with the former family rider pass fee. Also, company drivers for the ...

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Record year for owner-operator income: Here are the numbers

Record year for owner-operator income: Here are the numbers

Net income for independents and flatbedders topped $60,000. Independents’ income showed the biggest gain over the year, 8.7 percent.

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