Private Trucking Fleets


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

18 Oct 2016
US regulators are increasing funding for driver-training schools and institutions serving veterans while pushing a pilot program that would license under-21 ex-military drivers.
04 Oct 2016
The new head of the American Trucking Associations says autonomous vehicles will benefit truck drivers, not replace them.
08 Aug 2016
Connecticut trucking company will enable fast-growing supply chain provider to expand amid sluggish growth elsewhere in the trucking industry.
04 Aug 2016
Small carriers may have gained more revenue than their larger counterparts last year, reversing a recent trend. Can they do it again in 2016?
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.