April 26, 2016
In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.
March 18, 2016
Premium Transportation Services, also known as Total Transportation Services, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing its financial troubles related to driver misclassification lawsuits and legal costs.
February 18, 2016
The Blue Bloodhound app is designed to connect truck drivers with available jobs from carriers and is now available for Apple’s mobile devices on the App Store.
February 8, 2016
Every few months, it seems, we report on a strike or protest at the ports about the alleged practice of "misclassifying" drivers as owner-operators rather than employees. Deborah Lockridge has the latest update on this issue in her "All That's Trucking" blog.
December 23, 2015
The California Labor Commissioner’s office has awarded 38 truck drivers $6.9 million in back pay after ruling that the drivers had been improperly classified as independent contractors.
November 2, 2015
After five days of picketing, the most recent job action by port truckers has come to an end at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
November 1, 2015
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."
October 28, 2015
This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.
September 29, 2015
Amazon has unveiled what some are calling Uber for last-mile delivery, after the fast-growing service that replaces traditional taxis with an app that links riders and drivers.
August 13, 2015
Truck driver classification should be weighed in light of current waged hour laws, safety regulations and the Affordable Care Act
July 23, 2015
Are drivers who handle the drayage of intermodal containers into and out of the nation's ports employees or independent contractors? The controversy was visible this week at ports on both coasts.
June 12, 2015
FedEx Ground reached an agreement with plaintiffs in an independent contractor lawsuit to settle for $228 million.
May 1, 2015
After a week of striking at port terminals and businesses across southern California, truckers from all of the affected companies have returned to work.
April 28, 2015
Port truck drivers from four trucking companies continued picketing at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting cargo operations across Southern California as far south as the border.
April 27, 2015
Hundreds of truckers from companies servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices due to improper employee classification.
February 25, 2015
DumpTruckLoads.com is an online service allowing users to find trucks or loads in a single source. Both contractors and dump truck owners can become members, connecting the two sides.
February 19, 2015
The Teamsters Union announced an effort to provide unemployment benefits to truckers working from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the event of a shut down.
January 9, 2015
A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.
October 7, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that a group of about 500 drivers working for FedEx Ground had been misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
September 22, 2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded more than $10 million to 19 states to implement or improve worker misclassification detection and enforcement initiatives in unemployment insurance programs.
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