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 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
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, Fleets, Owner-Operators, Capacity, CSA, Hours of Service, Transport Capital Partners, Drivers
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, Grand Island Express
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
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, Fleets, Owner-Operators, financials, Covenant, teams
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: Fleets, Owner-Operators, Landstar
December 10, 2012 - Industry News
Interstate Distributor Co. announced that effective Dec. 1, they will now be accelerating the Owner Operator settlement cycle
Tags: Fleets, Owner-Operators
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