Update: The NLRB Returns to its Independent Contractor Standard

On January 25, the National Labor Relations Board returned to its long-standing independent-contractor standard, which reaffirms the Board’s adherence to the traditional common-law test. The main rollout from this is that the Board described clearly the significance that entrepreneurial opportunity has in its determination of independent-contractor status. The Obama-era standard decided whether workers are employees … Continue reading “Update: The NLRB Returns to its Independent Contractor Standard”

What Owner-Operators Need to Know About Truck Insurance

The road to becoming an owner-operator of your own semi-truck, heading up your own fleet operations, can be long and arduous. Years of driving for someone else’s fleet and dealing with long hauls and unfavorable scheduling have finally paid off and it’s time to be your own boss. But while you may be excited to … Continue reading “What Owner-Operators Need to Know About Truck Insurance”

Trucking News: What’s the Status on Owner-Operators in California?

Currently there are competing bills in California state legislature that are aiming to address an April 2018 ruling by the state’s Supreme Court that has threatened the traditional owner-operator model within the state. The bills are pointing to trucking groups wanting to upend years of law used to decide if a worker is an employee … Continue reading “Trucking News: What’s the Status on Owner-Operators in California?”

How Trucking Operations Can Protect Their Drivers’ Mental Health

While it’s important for trucking professionals to do their job well, including getting every haul to its destination on time and taking care of their payload to the utmost, it’s also important for drivers to take care of their self, just like how trucking companies can take care of their operations with truck insurance. Driving … Continue reading “How Trucking Operations Can Protect Their Drivers’ Mental Health”

LTL Operations and Insurance

According to recent data, the parcel delivery industry is expected to grow by 9 percent annually to more than $340 billion globally by the year 2020. That big bump is highlighted by the state of the online shopping sector, including the push by websites like Amazon, eBay, and Wayfair, all working to change the way … Continue reading “LTL Operations and Insurance”

How to Recruit Truck Drivers During the Labor Shortage

The truck driver shortage has spread to the level of an epidemic in the United States as trucking companies are trying to find new ways to hire a new wave of drivers. Currently, about 51,000 drivers are still needed to fill empty driving roles, according to recent data. But with the trajectory of those statistics, … Continue reading “How to Recruit Truck Drivers During the Labor Shortage”

The Best Practices of Efficient Trucking Operations

Running a trucking company comes with its challenges, that much is true. But trucking operations owners can invest in a series of best practices to make daily operations smoother and more efficient. From keeping vehicles and drivers safe to saving money and looking out for your bottom line, emphasizing a focus on efficiency in your … Continue reading “The Best Practices of Efficient Trucking Operations”

Safety Tips for Trucking in Traffic

Trucking professionals have enough to worry about when it comes to transporting their shipment from location to location. Schedules need to be strict and time is of the essence, but safety shouldn’t be compromised because of a hurried driver. Besides being hasty, there are a number of things to consider when it comes to keeping … Continue reading “Safety Tips for Trucking in Traffic”

Why Every Trucker Should Have Roadside Assistance Coverage

Roadside assistance is an add-on type of insurance that some commercial truck drivers may not consider when looking for coverage. Having regular insurance on hand is a must, but budgeting for something like roadside assistance may not be at the top of a driver’s list. However, it’s important that drivers all around know the benefits … Continue reading “Why Every Trucker Should Have Roadside Assistance Coverage”

Tired Trucking: How to Combat Driver Fatigue

With the rise of e-commerce platforms like Amazon and a huge shift in how we as a society shop for and ship items, the trucking industry has seen a huge boom in activity in recent years. More than 15 million commercial trucks drive along American highways, transporting more than 70% of all goods in the … Continue reading “Tired Trucking: How to Combat Driver Fatigue”