The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.
November 13, 2019
While other fleets have increased driver pay in an attempt to curb high turnover rates, Roadmaster Group decided to focus on making pay more predictable.
May 20, 2019
Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings has agreed to a settlement in a class action lawsuit involving roughly 20,000 drivers over claims that the drivers were improperly classified as independent drivers.
March 14, 2019
The California Labor Commissioner ruled against NFI/California Cartage to the tune of $6 million for what it says was intentional misclassification of truck drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying a proper wage. NFI is appealing the decision.
January 11, 2019
J.B. Hunt has reportedly settled a class-action driver wage lawsuit for $15 million after fighting the claims for more than a decade, a suit that has been cited in recent debates over when federal rules regarding driver work should pre-empt state regulations.
October 9, 2018
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that aims to hold retailers partly accountable for working with trucking companies that have a record of labor violations.
September 25, 2018
Many carriers are increasing driver pay to fill empty seats, and some are trying to change how drivers are paid altogether.
August 3, 2018
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced a bill that would hold major retailers liable when trucking companies break labor laws, sparked by allegations of misconduct by some port drayage companies.
April 13, 2018
By awarding drivers with stock in the company, Daseke hopes to give them a sense of pride and ownership in their work - and improve retention.
December 21, 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 employment laws from operating on city property.
December 13, 2017
Several fleets have announced pay and benefit increases for drivers as the industry keeps trying to address the driver shortage.
October 20, 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 poor wages and labor practices.
June 19, 2017
Walmart was ordered to pay $54 million by a California court in a driver wage lawsuit alleging that the company was not paying drivers for all required time and work.
November 29, 2016
With a subdued economy, high turnover at large carriers and looming regulations, there is unlikely to be a single solution to the driver shortage problem.
March 4, 2016
This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.
October 28, 2015