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Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks
Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks

February 6, 2018
The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks...

Los Angeles Sues 3 Port Companies for Driver Misclassification
Los Angeles Sues 3 Port Companies for Driver Misclassification

January 8, 2018
The City of Los Angeles filed lawsuits against three port trucking companies, alleging that each avoided paying drivers proper wages and benefits by...

L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers
L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

December 13, 2017
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...

Sanders Wants Crackdown on Companies That Don't Pay Drivers Living Wage
Sanders Wants Crackdown on Companies That Don't Pay Drivers Living Wage

November 13, 2017
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT) wants the U.S. government to only provide federal contracts to trucking companies that pay workers a living wage and benefits, he...

New Legislation Introduced to Fight Driver Abuses at Ports
New Legislation Introduced to Fight Driver Abuses at Ports

October 26, 2017
Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduced two separate bills on Capitol Hill that are aimed at addressing labor and...

Commentary: Is Your Lease-Purchase Program a Problem?
Commentary: Is Your Lease-Purchase Program a Problem?

August 14, 2017
There are plenty of horror stories out there about owner-operator lease-purchase programs, and not just at the ports, explains Editor in Chief Deborah...

House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status
House Bill Aims to Clarify Independent Contractor Status

August 2, 2017
A bill newly proposed in the House would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to change the classification of employers and employees. “Currently, it is...

Port Strike Highlights Pay, Emissions Regulation Struggles
Port Strike Highlights Pay, Emissions Regulation Struggles

June 19, 2017
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...

DOL Withdraws Controversial Obama-Era Independent Contractor Guidance
DOL Withdraws Controversial Obama-Era Independent Contractor Guidance

June 7, 2017
Trucking companies that use independent contractors could be breathing a sigh of relief after the Department of Labor Wednesday withdrew an Obama-era...

Federal Court Rules Against XPO in Driver Misclassification Case
Federal Court Rules Against XPO in Driver Misclassification Case

May 24, 2017
A federal district court judge has issued a judgment in favor of five port and rail truck drivers against XPO Cartage in a driver misclassification lawsuit,...

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