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
April 16, 2013 - Industry News
The long and tumultuous matter of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program came to a head in the Supreme Court Tuesday, with Justices conducting a spirited discussion with opposing attorneys.
Tags: Clean Truck Program, Supreme Court, ATA, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers, Owner-Operators
April 10, 2013 - Industry News
Fears in trucking about the possibility of a strike by longshoremen at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports can be laid to rest with the approval of a new labor contract by dockworkers.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators
April 9, 2013 - Industry News
A 10-year battle between the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association and the fleet C.R. England shows no signs of letting up, but the group has won a decision in a separate case that’s 15 years old.
Tags: C.R. England, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Litigation
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
Landair Transport, Greenville, Tenn., announced plans to give professional owner operators the opportunity to be a bigger part of its team.
Tags: Drivers, Recruiting, Owner-Operators
March 27, 2013 - Industry News
Newly released results from a survey of fleets show more are adopting e-logs to monitor driver compliance with hours-of-service regulations. The survey also reveals what they are doing and how much it costs to comply with the CSA program, as well as plans for adding capacity that include more plan to add independent contractor drivers.
Tags: EOBR, Owner-Operators, Capacity, CSA, Hours of Service, Transport Capital Partners, Drivers
March 26, 2013 - Industry News
Shell has announced the date of its 31st annual Rotella SuperRigs truck beauty contest, which this year is being held in conjunction with a tractor pull event.
Tags: Wisconsin, Shell Rotella, Events, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs
March 6, 2013 - Industry News
Navistar is offering a series of partnership rebate programs designed to make it easier for small fleets and owner operators to purchase new International trucks.
Tags: LoneStar, ProStar+, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Navistar
March 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two fleets have been honored as the overall winners of Best Fleets to Drive For, an annual survey and contest produced by the Truckload Carriers Association and CarriersEdge.
Tags: Drivers, TCA, Owner-Operators, Landstar, Best Fleets to Drive For
The question of whether owner-operator truckers are truly independent contractors or misclassified as employee drivers is at the heart of legislation in two states.
Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators, New Jersey, Washington
March 4, 2013 - Industry News
A California Superior Court ruled last week that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.
Tags: Drivers, California, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators
OnRamp Transportation Services, an equipment leasing, sales, and contractor services organization, is changing its name to Equinox Business Solutions.
Tags: Owner-Operators, Equinox Owner-Operator Solutions
February 1, 2013 - Industry News
Covenant Transportation Group, Chattanooga, Tenn., saw its revenue rise nearly 10% over last year's fourth quarter and its net income turn positive compared to a loss.
Tags: Fleet Financials, Owner-Operators, financials
Landstar System, , Jacksonville, Fla., record diluted earnings per share of 73 cents in the 2012 fourth quarter compared to 70 cents in the fourteen week 2011 fourth quarter.
Tags: Owner-Operators, Landstar
January 3, 2013 - Industry News
Landstar System and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association announced the end of their decade-long litigation over federal truth-in-leasing regulations, with the Florida-based carrier saying its leases were proven valid and the association saying the lawsuit helped further clarify the regulations
Tags: Landstar, OOIDA, Owner-Operators
December 10, 2012 - Industry News
Interstate Distributor Co. announced that effective Dec. 1, they will now be accelerating the Owner Operator settlement cycle
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