Tag: Jimmy Nevarez
For now, trucking remains exempt from California’s restrictive contractor law
A federal judge on Monday extended an injunction against California’s restrictive, anti-owner-operator law, allowing trucking to remain exempt until further notice.
January 13, 2020
A third way to deal with new California independent contractor law will ring a bell to many owner-ops
Two paths for small fleets looking to preserve their relationship with owner-ops leased on if they’re based in California: 1. Owner-ops get authority. 2. The opposite: Employee owner-ops. There’s potentially a third way, says Jimmy Nevarez, doing what many independents did in the wake of emissions rules several years back …
September 27, 2019
Cash flow, freight strategies: Report from the GATS panel of independents, small fleets
PIB small fleet panel at GATS: Substantial profit can be hard-won in the trucking business, though with diligence around business analysis and cash flow, cost control, freight market wisdom and customer relationships, an independent owner-operator or small fleet owner can set themselves up for long-term success.
August 27, 2019
The California independent contractor crisis: Undermining the owner-operator
The next battle in what some view as a West Coast war on owner-operators has nothing to do with truck emissions. Instead, California’s labor law developments, predatory lease-purchase practices and aggressive union organizing are stirring a legal stew for the independent contractor model in trucking.
February 4, 2019
‘Dynamex’ ABC test ‘an unfair hammer to legitimate contractors’ — view from a small fleet, and a contractor
The latest podcast is talk with the owner of, and a contractor with, Southern California-based Angus Transportation, the now three-truck business of Jimmy Nevarez, the source of the quotation in the headline, hitting on the problematic nature of the independent contractor classification test for truckers who value entrepreneurial leased relationships and much more.
January 11, 2019
The Dispatcher app: More book-now freight options via smartphone
Billing itself as a “concierge service” for independents, the Dispatcher app offers automation of the freight-booking process. Since its soft launch, a few thousand operators now use it regularly.
June 30, 2015
Going where others won’t: Owner-operator Jimmy Nevarez
Nevarez has made a career specialty out of short-haul in Los Angeles, Calif., as an owner-operator in spite of the many naysayers who told him it couldn’t be done.
November 29, 2013
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