August 2015, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Deborah Lockridge
New guidance from the Department of Labor issued in July could pose a threat to the trucking industry's use of owner-operator drivers as independent contractors, with the American Trucking Associations calling it "an aggressive departure from prevailing classification standards."
Tags: Driver Shortage, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors
April 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
After a difficult recession caused many to give up trucking, owner-operators are on the rise again and fleets are doing all they can to recruit and retain them. Part 4 in HDT's Driver Dilemma series on the driver shortage.
Tags: Recruiting, Owner-Operators, Driver Dilemma
July 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By Jim Park
While capacity is important, the DOT's new CSA enforcement regime and ever-nosier agencies like the IRS make it clear that you simply can't take people that need to be led by the hand into a lease-purchase program.
Tags: Drivers, Owner-Operators
May 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Owner-operators are far from dead, but the population is experiencing some changes, according to Todd Spencer, vice president of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, with many of those changes caused by government regulations.
Tags: Sleep Apnea, Driver Shortage, OOIDA, Owner-Operators
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