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Swift contractors deemed employees by federal court

Swift Transportation is appealing a recent federal court’s decision that its owner-operator contractor agreements constitute employment, opening the door for the driver plaintiffs to receive back pay and other relief ...

Driver training rule: OOIDA wants FMCSA to restore minimum behind-the-wheel hours requirement

Four groups have partnered in petitioning FMCSA to halt the implementation of its entry-level driver training rule until the agency restores the requirement that driver trainees perform 30 hours of ...

Baylor Trucking increases company driver pay

The new pay scale compensates drivers based on their verifiable CDL driving experience, as well as their time with Baylor, the company says.

How much do you really know about your drivers’ daily challenges?

Unless you started your career as a driver or owner-operator, chances are good your eyes are closed to the daily strains on your workforce. Hearing drivers complain about their challenges ...

Stay Metrics research shows root causes of early driver turnover

The main reasons why drivers leave in the first 90 days are a lack of industry experience, mismatched job expectations — particularly with respect to home time — and relationships ...

C.R. England ordered to pay drivers $2.35M in another California labor law case

The case is another setback for carriers attempting to navigate California’s strict labor laws. Several major carriers have been hit with settlement orders in similar cases, in which drivers have ...

Online driver application service allows removal of criminal history questions

MyCDLapp.com says the update is in response to the "Ban the Box" campaign to remove the questions on job applications that ask about criminal history.

Nikola One shows the future of the connected truck

Nikola Motor Company has pulled the curtain off some information systems that will be included in its revolutionary truck.

J.B. Hunt hands nearly $1M to million-mile drivers

J.B. Hunt awarded a total of $890,000 in bonuses to 73 drivers for achieving two million or three million safe, accident-free miles.

USA Truck increasing detention, short haul pay

Beginning Jan. 1, the company will start paying its over-the-road drivers performance bonuses monthly instead of quarterly. Solo, teams and owner-operators with no preventable collisions are eligible for the performance ...

CarriersEdge creates Driver Wellness courses

The new CarriersEdge Driver Wellness courses address three cornerstones to promoting good health: diet, exercise and proper amount of sleep.

Averitt offering new drivers $5,000 tuition assistance bonus

The bonus, payable at $150 per month after the driver completes orientation, is part of Averitt's overall benefits package.

J.B. Hunt reaches $260k settlement with four Sikh truckers following alleged religious discrimination

Carrier giant J.B. Hunt has reached a $260,000 settlement with four Sikh truckers who claim the carrier discriminated them based on their religious beliefs when they refused to comply with ...

Fastport approved to facilitate apprenticeships for new drivers in trucking industry

Fastport’s approval for the apprenticeship will allow trucking schools and companies to found new Registered Apprenticeship programs through Fastport instead of going through the process themselves.