Ensuring Independent Truckers are Protected

Across the board, knowledgeable trucking companies know they need to operate with general, auto, and cargo liability insurance, physical damage, and worker’s compensation insurance to protect their employed drivers. However, regulations and requirements get a little hazy when talking about insuring independent contractor truckers. While independent truckers aren’t classified as W2 employees, that doesn’t mean … Continue reading “Ensuring Independent Truckers are Protected”

Updates to Trucker Drug Testing Slated for Change

While all mandatory drug testing for truck drivers is conducted through urinalysis, there may be a change coming in the form of oral fluids or hair clippings. According to a recent study from the University of Central Arkansas, if the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates hair follicle testing, nearly 300,000 truck drivers would … Continue reading “Updates to Trucker Drug Testing Slated for Change”

Caltrans Freight Mobility Plan Trucking Initiatives

Caltrans, California’s Department of Transportation, recently released its Freight Mobility Plan detailing it’s short- and long-term policies, strategies, and investments. The main focus of the Freight Mobility Plan points to the trucking industry, including parking, truck-only lanes, tolling, and the rise of autonomous trucking. The trucking industry fuels the state’s economy and is in the … Continue reading “Caltrans Freight Mobility Plan Trucking Initiatives”

Major Lawsuit Shines Light on Unfair Trucker Pay

A Missouri-based trucking company settled two separate class-action trucking lawsuits with its truck drivers after battling in the nation’s Supreme Court for years. According to the suits, up to 26,000 current and former drivers are eligible for a $28 million payout from the company, New Prime Inc. Each trucking lawsuit involved truck drivers for Prime who … Continue reading “Major Lawsuit Shines Light on Unfair Trucker Pay”

Involved in a Trucking Accident? Follow These Steps

Every 15 minutes in the United States, someone is killed or seriously injured due to a trucking accident. In fact, according to trucking accident statistics, around 500,000 trucking incidents occur each year in the United States, with about 5,000 per year resulting in death. Step-by-Step After a Truck Accident For truck drivers involved in an … Continue reading “Involved in a Trucking Accident? Follow These Steps”

AB-5 Update: Construction Truckers Covered

In the ongoing legal battle surrounding California’s controversial AB-5 decision, which reclassifies truck drivers among other things, regional transportation associations have been looking for some guidance. The state’s Attorney general, trucking companies, independent trucking contractors, and Uber and Lyft are all involved in the matter, as all are trying to find common ground when it … Continue reading “AB-5 Update: Construction Truckers Covered”

DOT Promotes Flexibility in Trucking Hours to Maintain Trucker Safety

In a recently released memo, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) detailed final rules updating the hours of service to increase safety on roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial truck drivers. The need for this change has come about due to the disruption in the nation’s trucking supply chain … Continue reading “DOT Promotes Flexibility in Trucking Hours to Maintain Trucker Safety”