A trial is scheduled for April 25 to decide damages owed to truckers after carrier Central Refrigerated Service Inc. misclassified them as independent contractors.
A military veteran was allegedly denied employment by carrier CRST for requesting that his service dog be allowed to ride in truck with him.
Swift Transportation Co. is appealing a federal district court ruling that said the giant carrier improperly classified five of its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
The turnover rate at large carriers dropped 10 percentage points to 71 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, the American Trucking Associations’ quarterly Trucking Activity Report said. Driver turnover has dropped for four straight months among large carriers.
A division of trucking giant XPO Logistics has reached a settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board over unfair labor practice charges filed by truck drivers at the Port of Savannah.
Truckers fighting for collective bargaining say they have faced retaliation – and termination in some cases – by carriers for filing complaints with the National Labor Relations Board and for participating in lawful labor strikes.
Drivers for California Cartage Co and its subsidiaries allege the port companies, which haul about 10 percent of all freight at the Port of Los Angeles, have violated federal and state laws, alleging wage theft and driver misclassification.
Old Dominion truck driver Rhonda Hartman was the only woman selected to the American Trucking Associations "Road Team" – a 20-member all-star team of drivers that serve as industry ambassadors.
Both Penske and its drivers support a settlement in a nine-year class-action dispute over wages for meal and rest breaks. Final approval of the proposed deal is set for Feb. 27.
Recent court rulings against the California Trucking Association and Swift Transportation have dealt setbacks to the trucking industry’s practice of classifying drivers as independent contractors.