August 25, 2014 - Industry News
What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.
Tags: Accidents, Liability, Drivers, New York, Litigation, Leasing, Owner-Operators
August 18, 2014 - Industry News
Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.
Tags: FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Shippers, NITL, Brokers, Owner-Operators
July 28, 2014 - Industry News
Landstar System's newest facility for its owner-operators is expected to be the most-visited field location.
Tags: Fleets, Landstar System, Driver Training, Owner-Operators
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition by the trucking company Swift Transportation to review a lower court ruling against the company involving independent contractor driver leases.
Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Swift Transportation
June 24, 2014 - Industry News
A group of a dozen owner-operators is challenging the call of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association for resignation of the top federal truck safety official.
“Most of us are members of OOIDA and we respectfully disagree with our leadership on this issue,” the group said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
Tags: FMCSA, OOIDA, Anne Ferro, Owner-Operators, Drivers, Regulations
June 19, 2014 - Industry News
It has increased pay to 50 cents per mile or 29% of the freight revenue, for those with at least two years experience, according to a release, along with offering a $3,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay
June 18, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association said Tuesday that longtime trucker and owner-operator Scott Grenerth has joined OOIDA as Director of Regulatory Affairs.
Tags: Drivers, Regulations, Truck Drivers, OOIDA, Owner-Operators
June 9, 2014 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the trucking company C.R. England have reached a settlement in a case regarding compliance with federal regulations governing the leasing relationship between motor carriers and truck owner-operators.
Tags: C.R. England, OOIDA, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation
May 13, 2014 - Industry News
The 32nd annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition beings Thursday and runs through Saturday at the zMAX Dragway, part of Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.
Tags: North Carolina, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs
May 7, 2014 - Industry News
Omega Integrated Logistics Group, Mount Holly, N.C., announced what it says is the largest sign-on bonus in the trucking industry. We learn more about the fine print.
April 28, 2014 - Industry News
The trucking operation Atlas World Group plans to sign on 200 new owner-operators for its Direct Fleet by the end of the year.
Tags: Atlas Van Lines, Fleets, Owner-Operators
Port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms planned to go on a 48-hour strike at marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, beginning Monday.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters, Labor Unions, Independent Contractors
April 21, 2014 - Industry News
Schneider is immediately hiring 200 professional truck drivers in Houston and the surrounding area to meet a wide variety of growing business needs across its customer base.
Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, Schneider National
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Teamsters, Port Trucking, NLRB, Labor Unions, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal
February 21, 2014 - Industry News
The Idaho Supreme Court has overturned an earlier decision classifying trucking company owner-operators as employees.
Tags: Idaho, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Independent Contractors
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
A break the IRS gave to trucking over the filing of the heavy vehicle use tax more than two years ago is coming back to haunt some people.
Tags: IRS, Taxes, Fleets, Owner-Operators
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
After a strong start to the month, freight activity and rates on the spot truckload market tapered off during the week ending Jan. 25 compared to the previous seven days.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act, drastically changing how the state classifies independent contractors
Tags: New York, Legislation, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Teamsters, Independent Contractors
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
Trucking company owner CRST International has announced the acquisition of privately-held BESL Transfer Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Mergers & Acquisitions, CRST, Flatbed
Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets increased in all three major categories, according to newly released figures.
December 23, 2013 - Industry News
The 2014 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show has been set for Jan. 31 & Feb 1, 2014 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill., located just off I-74 in downtown Peoria, Ill.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Owner-Operators
December 19, 2013 - Industry News
The founder and one-time head of a group that sells insurance to truck drivers has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using numerous foreign trusts and secret Cayman Island bank accounts as part of a scheme to avoid paying more than $7 million in income taxes and for lying to federal authorities.
Tags: Drivers, Insurance, FBI, Owner-Operators
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
A provider of information and services ensuring independent contractor best practices, Relevant Business Solutions, has launched its Independent Contractor Information subscription-based service website.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators
November 6, 2013 - Industry News
Total spot market loads available to haul increased 4.9% Oct. 27 through Nov. 2 compared to the previous seven days, while spot market capacity fell 2.3%.
Tags: Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
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