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
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
The South Carolina Ports Authority has announced a new Clean Truck Certification Program to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
Tags: Clean Truck Program, South Carolina, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
October 30, 2013 - Industry News
New figures from the freight matching service provider, DAT, show spot market load availability fell 5.7% Oct. 20 through 26, compared to the previous seven days.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
October 23, 2013 - Industry News
While national average rates for vans and refrigerated rates dipped slightly, spot market capacity and demand on the DAT network of load boards remained seasonally elevated during the week ending Oct. 19.
Tags: Freight, Owner-Operators, DAT, Spot Freight
The suit by small property brokers against new bond requirements is back in motion after a federal magistrate lifted a stay, clearing the way for legal arguments over moving the matter to federal appeals court.
Tags: FMCSA, Congress, Freight, Owner-Operators, Brokers, Litigation
October 8, 2013 - Industry News
It notes that all companies under FMCSA jurisdiction are required to perform the update every two years as part of the new Unified Registration System...
Tags: FMCSA, Regulations, Fleets, Owner-Operators
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
The asset-light and logistics service provider, Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Cudahy, Wisc., has acquired Yes Trans, a refrigerated truckload service provider based in Salisbury, Mass.
Tags: Fleets, Roadrunner Transportation, Owner-Operators, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 18, 2013 - Industry News
Bennett Motor Express, McDonough, Ga has completed the purchase of Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based company since 1913.
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Mergers & Acquisitions
September 11, 2013 - Industry News
The Oregon Department of Transportation recently began limiting the number of temporary passes/trip permits a motor carrier can purchase in a 12-month period – a move that one association representative calls “a money grab” that will affect small-business motor carriers located outside the state.
Tags: Drivers, Oregon, Fleets, Safety & Compliance, Owner-Operators
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, Ports, Intermodal
August 26, 2013 - Industry News
Businesses that dispatch vehicles or owner operators in California must verify that each contracted vehicle is in compliance with the California Truck & Bus regulation or has reported compliance to the California Air Resources Board.
Tags: CARB, California, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Clean Air Retrofit
August 21, 2013 - Industry News
Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
August 12, 2013 - Industry News
Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
August 9, 2013 - Industry News
Cargo backlogs continue at the Port of Oakland leaving truckers waiting for hours to pick up containers according to the Contra Costa Times.
Tags: Drivers, Freight, Ports, Owner-Operators
August 8, 2013 - Industry News
The ocean cargo shipping line, Maersk, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell substantially all the assets of its subsidiary Bridge Terminal Transport, to an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.
Tags: Drivers, Fleets, Owner-Operators
July 18, 2013 - Industry News
There's a new winning Best of Show entry in this year's Shell Rotella SuperRigs Contest, because the previously announced winner was found to not meet all the eligibility requirements for a working truck and trailer.
Tags: Shell Rotella, Events, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs
A group representing small property brokers has sued the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to stop the new $75,000 bond requirement scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1, saying large trade groups are trying to eliminate small broker competition.
Tags: Owner-Operators, Brokers
July 16, 2013 - Industry News
A lot can change in 10 years, and for the average owner-operator, a lot has changed. Todd Amen, CEO of ATBS, recently presented at TCA's Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting on how the owner-operator and his world has transformed in a decade's time.
Tags: TCA, ATBS, Drivers, Owner-Operators
June 25, 2013 - Industry News
A bill to more clearly define independent contractor truckers has received final passage by New York state lawmakers, but it does not endanger the owner-operator model as some say it earlier attempted to do.
Tags: New York, Owner-Operators
June 13, 2013 - Industry News
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Port of Los Angeles may not impose the placarding and parking requires of its concession plan on trucking companies. This in effect upholds part of the position American Trucking Associations took in pushing for the high court’s review of the port’s concession agreement.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Port Trucking, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators, Supreme Court, Litigation
May 31, 2013 - Industry News
Opponents of an "employee misclassification bill" passed Thursday by the New Jersey state Senate say they will continue to work to make sure the measure does not actually become law. The legislation creates a presumption that a work arrangement in the drayage trucking or parcel delivery trucking industries is an employer-employee relationship.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters
May 15, 2013 - Industry News
Two truck drivers working out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have filed a lawsuit against the trucking company Harbor Express alleging they should be treated as employees, not owner-operators.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, Ports, Intermodal
April 18, 2013 - Industry News
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has named Rod Nofziger chief operating officer.
Tags: OOIDA, Owner-Operators
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