Private Trucking Fleets

Commentary

We have a fairly large private trucking company, employing owner-operators. We train them, and maintain operational control, specifying routes the routes they must use. We require certain equipment installation. Our contracts specify the owner-operator is an independent contractor. Are we correct in not treating our drivers as employees?

News & Analysis

11 May 2016
Truck capacity is overwhelmingly concentrated among small and midsize carriers.
10 May 2016
Northeast regional LTL carrier A. Duie Pyle is blending warehousing, distribution and dedicated trucking to attract shippers.
03 Feb 2016
Lower fuel prices and a softening used truck market constrained fourth-quarter revenue growth at Ryder System, but demand for Ryder’s fleet and supply chain services remained strong.
14 Jan 2016
An analysis of federal data by the American Trucking Associations shows the truck-related fatality rate dropped in 2014 for the second straight year, and is 40 percent lower than it was a decade ago, despite increased travel by truckers and motorists on U.S. highways.
27 Aug 2015
The brewer of Budweiser is greening its St. Louis-based truck fleet, replacing diesel models with CNG-powered tractors that will haul 31 million cases of beer this fall. The fleet conversion is part of a long-term plan to cut logistics-related carbon emissions 15 percent by 2017.