What an exotic dancer-led lawsuit means to leased businesses

| November 29, 2012

If you thought owner-operators and exotic dancers had nothing in common, think again. A recent $13 million case settlement reveals independent contractor classification issues similar in scope.

PSP 2.0 expands access to driver records, introduces iPhone app

| November 29, 2012

Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program crash/inspection violation history reports are now available to companies involved in hiring decisions beyond just interstate motor carriers.

New Transportation Committee chair takes reins

| November 29, 2012

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) was named the chairman of the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Wednesday, succeeding Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.)

EPA sued over biodiesel push

| November 28, 2012

The American Petroleum Institute has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its September-announced mandate that 1.28 billion gallons of biodiesel be used in 2013.

FBI warns truckers of Canadian-based scam

| November 28, 2012

The FBI issued an announcement this week saying it is investigating a scheme in which Canadian business entities are defrauding U.S. companies, including trucking companies.

Owner-operators and multiple-truck ownership

| November 27, 2012

Among the one-third of owner-operators who say they’ve owned more than one truck at some point, less than half owned more than two.

Used parts gaining traction with owner-operators

| November 27, 2012

Used and refurbished parts are catching on as a maintenance alternative for owner-operators due in large part to harsh economic conditions.

West Coast ports resolve strikes

| November 27, 2012

Oregon’s Port of Portland narrowly averted a strike Saturday after reaching agreement with its security officers and California’s Port of Oakland resumed operations Nov. 20 after a service worker strike the previous day.

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