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April 19, 2018 - Industry News

Despite Full ELD Enforcement, Truck Capacity Increased

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect. HDT File Image

It's hard to deny that electronic logging devices have had an effect on the trucking industry in the short time since they were mandated, but it might not be in the ways you'd expect.

Tags: Hours of Service, Owner-Operators, Capacity, DAT Solutions, ELD Mandate, ELDs

April 4, 2018 - Industry News

Schneider Offers Lease-On Option for Owner Operators

Schneider is offering owner-operators with 2000 or newer model-year trucks a lease-on opportunity. Screenshot via Schneider

Schneider is offering owner-operators with 2000 or newer model-year trucks a lease-on opportunity with access to select van truckloads.

Tags: Freight, Schneider, Owner-Operators, Load Board

February 28, 2018 - Industry News

Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits

XPO Logistics Cartage is being sued by three drivers who claim they were improperly classified as independent contractors instead of as employees. Photo: Port of Long Beach

A lawsuit filed on behalf of three truck drivers against XPO Logistics Cartage in California alleges that they did not receive proper wages and benefits due to being classified as independent contractors instead of employees.

Tags: Truck Drivers, Lawsuits, Ports, Port Trucking, XPO Logistics, Independent Contractors, Owner-Operators, Drayage

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

Photo: Port of Long Beach

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to investigate a ban of trucking and warehousing companies that break local, state, and federal employment laws from operating on city property.

Tags: Driver Pay, Port Trucking, Employment, Los Angeles, Ports, California, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors

September 27, 2017 - Industry News

OOIDA Now Fighting ELD Rule with Coalition Support

Phtoo: Eroad

A coalition consisting of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and 30 other transportation-related associations has been formed to back proposed legislation that would delay implementation of the electronic logging device mandate for two years.

Tags: Legislation, Hours of Service, OOIDA, Owner-Operators, ELDs, ELD Mandate

July 28, 2017 - Product News

ELD Solution Targets Small Contract Carriers

Photo via C.H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson and One20 have announced an electronic logging device solution designed to help small contract carriers comply with the electronic logging mandate.

Tags: Owner-Operators, ELDs, Small Fleets, C.H. Robinson, One20

June 29, 2017 - Product News

U.S. Xpress Launches Lease-Purchase Program for Drivers

Photo: U.S. Xpress

U.S. Xpress has introduced a new lease-purchase program designed to make truck ownership more attainable for truck drivers.

Tags: Drivers, Leased Vehicles, U.S. Xpress, Owner-Operators

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Port Strike Highlights Pay, Emissions Regulation Struggles

Picketers at XPO Logistics' port operations say port truck drivers should be classified as employees. Photo via Justice4PortDrivers Twitter

Southern California truck drivers and warehouse workers who serve the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach once again went on strike on June 19, protesting poor wages and labor practices.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Department of Labor, Ports, Strikes, Driver Pay, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors

February 2, 2017 - Product News

FreightRover Offers Owner-Operators Self-Dispatch Capabilities

Photo: FreightRover

Indianapolis-based online freight exchange platform FreightRover has partnered with Celadon Trucking to provide the company’s owner-operators with self-dispatch features.

Tags: Dispatch, Freight, Owner-Operators, Load Board, Mobile Apps

August 25, 2016 - Product News

Bestpass Makes Changes to Better Serve Owner-Operators and Big Fleets

Every Bestpass transponder Photo: Bestpass

Toll payment and management solution provider Bestpass has launched two new departments aimed at owner-operators and large fleets to provide more efficient and cost-effective service to those segments.

Tags: Tolls, Owner-Operators, Bestpass, Toll Management

April 12, 2016 - Industry News

Super Rigs Contest Set for June in Joplin, Mo.

A parade on Friday night is part of the festivities. This year it'll be on June 10. Judging will be June 9-11.

Owner-operator truckers from across the United States and Canada compete for cash and prizes, and for a chance at being featured in the 2017 Super Rigs Calendar.

Tags: Shell Rotella, Owner-Operators, Shell SuperRigs, Events

December 1, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Increases Pay for Company Solo-Van Drivers

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Truckload and logistics provider Werner Enterprises is increasing pay for its 48-state solo-van company drivers, effective Jan. 1, 2016, the company has announced.

Tags: Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Truckload, Driver Pay

November 10, 2015 - Industry News

Werner Increases Owner-Operator Pay for a Third of Its Fleet

Photo via Werner Enterprises

Transportation and logistics provider, Werner Enterprises, announced the largest owner-operator per-mile increase in pay in company history.

Tags: Driver Shortage, Werner Enterprises, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay

October 15, 2015 - Industry News

Driving Independent Can Pay Off in California, Study Shows

California is the Golden State for earning a living by driving a truck independently vs. doing so as a company employee, new study finds. Photo: VTTI

California owner-operators can earn substantially more than company drivers in the Golden State, per a new study released by the California Trucking Association.

Tags: Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, California

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

Welcome to My Cab Episode Follows Husband and Wife Team

The Zelten's green Volvo VNL 730, nicknamed "Kermit." Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo’s latest episode of its Welcome to My Cab video series features a husband and wife owner-operator team and their custom Volvo VNL 730.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Video Series, Owner-Operators

September 1, 2015 - Industry News

OOIDA Reappoints Government Affairs Director

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is welcoming back Laura O’Neill-Kaumo to its Washington D.C. office as director of government affairs and counsel.

Tags: OOIDA, People, Owner-Operators

July 9, 2015 - Industry News

Expedite Expo Focuses on Owner Operators

Via Expedite Expo

Expedite Expo 2015 is a trade show focused on the expedited trucking industry set to take place July 24-25 in Wilmington, Ohio.

Tags: Detroit Diesel, TravelCenters of America, Events, Owner-Operators

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Court Deals Setback to Challenge of EPA GHG Regs

A legal challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks has failed after an appeals court found the California trucking groups that had filed suit lacked standing.

Tags: Emissions, California, EPA, Owner-Operators, Litigation

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

OOIDA Encourages Truckers to Pledge for Positive Values

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association is asking its members to “take the pledge” referring to the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign to promote positive values in trucking.

Tags: OOIDA, Owner-Operators, Trucking Moves America Forward

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Forward Air's FAF Raising Owner-Operator Compensation

Forward Air Corp’s. motor carrier subsidiary, FAF Inc., is raising owner-operator pay effective Jan 4. The contractual base rate will increase by 10 cents per mile for team less-than-truckload and truckload express service, while rates for solo truckload express drivers will increase by 6 cents per mile.

Tags: Owner-Operators, Forward Air, Driver Pay

September 17, 2014 - Industry News

CEVA Increases Pay For Independent Drivers

Photo via CEVA.

CEVA Ground announced increased rates for its owner-operator independent drivers operating in the U.S.

Tags: CEVA, Owner-Operators, Driver Pay

September 9, 2014 - Industry News

Hub Converting California O-Os to Company Drivers Following Lawsuits

Photo: Evan Lockridge

UPDATED -- Due to litigation and upcoming settlements, one trucking operation is abandoning its owner-operator business model in California.

Tags: Drivers, California, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Litigation, Hub Group

September 2, 2014 - Industry News

Celadon Invests in New Flatbed Business

Photo via Celadon.

Celadon Trucking Services has ordered tractors for its new flatbed fleet which it acquired earlier this summer.

Tags: Celadon Trucking Services, Flatbeds, Owner-Operators, Indiana

August 25, 2014 - Industry News

Judge Rules Vicarious Liability Applies in Lawsuit Against Carrier

What one media outlet calls a “landmark decision” by a federal court pushes aside a nearly decade-long federal protection for vehicle leasing companies. It's expected to affect trucking companies whose owner-operators are involved in accidents when certain leasing arrangements are used.

Tags: Accidents, Liability, Drivers, New York, Litigation, Leasing, Owner-Operators

August 18, 2014 - Industry News

Shippers Air Concerns about Driver Coercion Proposal

Federal truck safety regulations are venturing into new territory with a proposal to protect drivers from coercion, igniting concerns among shippers and others about how the rule will affect them.

Tags: FMCSA, Driver Coercion, Drivers, Regulations, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Shippers, NITL, Brokers, Owner-Operators

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