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
Time is money in the trucking business. Yet, with carriers, shippers and brokers agreeing that detention is a problem, solving the issue is a delicate balancing act – with no side willing to take full blame.
November 8, 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
A coalition of nearly 70 trade organizations has sent a letter to Congress in support of a bipartisan bill that would allow drivers as young as 18 to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.
March 7, 2019
With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sent a letter to members of Congress in opposition.
February 28, 2019
The reintroduced DRIVE-Safe ACT would allow drivers as young as 18 years old to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.
February 26, 2019
ELDs were supposed to reduce driver fatigue and make roads safer, but a recent report suggests that any benefits may have been offset by an increase in unsafe driving behaviors.
February 4, 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
ATA released its quarterly turnover rate numbers for the trucking industry, showing a decline of 11 percentage points in the third quarter for large truckload carriers. Increases to truck driver pay and a softening freight market were key to the lower turnover numbers.
January 4, 2019
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 environmental issues at our nation’s ports.
October 26, 2017
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