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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.

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Schneider Offers Lease-On Option for Owner Operators

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

Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits

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.

ELDs, Truck Drivers, and the Power of a Hashtag

If the hashtag #MeToo was able to change the national conversation about sexual harassment, could #ELDorMe have the same kind of power for drivers protesting mandatory electronic logging devices? Read more in All That's Trucking blog.

What Owner-Operators and Small Fleets Need to Know about ELDs

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's electronic logging device mandate is causing a lot of confusion and concern among the smallest fleets and single truck owner-operators. With just four months until the regulation comes into force, here are a few things to consider as we brace for December 18 – the date the mandate kicks in.

Commentary: Is Your Lease-Purchase Program a Problem?

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 Lockridge in her August editorial.

DAT Releases Load Board for Small Fleets and Owner-Operators

DAT Solutions has launched DAT TruckersEdge Pro, a load board designed for small fleets and owner-operators with access to more than 485,000 load posts per business day.

The Gig Economy Comes to Trucking

Owner-operators and small fleets have been pronounced DOA many times over the past several years. But if new technology like Uber Freight can breathe much-needed life into the owner-operator market, that can only be a good thing for trucking, says Jack Roberts in his Truck Tech blog.

O-O? Trailer Transit Might Need You

Tom Berg has been intrigued for a while by Trailer Transit, which, as its name implies, is a transporter of trailers. The Indiana-based outfit's owner-operators pull "anything and everything,' a veteran recruiter says. Learn more about it in his Trailer Talk blog.

The Latest Threat to the Owner-Operator Model

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."