Private Trucking Fleets

Private Trucking Fleets

The largest private trucking fleets in the U.S. and the world include fleets operated by Schlumberger Ltd. , McLane Co., Agrium, Inc., Halliburton Co., Reyes Holding, U.S. Foods, Coca-Cola Co., Wal-Mart Stores, Sysco Corp., and PepsiCo Inc.

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

02 Oct 2014
The deployment of fleet management systems, including mobile communications and tracking systems used in trucking, will double in North America by 2018, according to a Berg Insight forecast.
15 Sep 2014
Advances in technology and shipper demand are leading trucking companies toward the 'connected enterprise' and closer ties to customer supply chains.
pilot 60-foot tractor-trailer, Walmart Canada
08 Nov 2012
Walmart Canada is rolling out the prototype of an innovative new tractor-trailer in Ontario this week that has the capacity to deliver up to 40 percent more freight to its network of stores throughout the province.