Business, Equipment, Logistics

Contract Rates Nearing Possible Jump Amid Rising Spot Prices

Trucks on highway Trucks on Interstate 15 outside of Las Vegas. FTR Transportation Intelligence's latest report found spot rates increased 0.6% to $2.33 from $2.32 during the week ending Aug. 21. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The trucking industry could soon see a jump in contract rates if the current environment holds steady, experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2020

Lawmakers Seek Investigation of Military Moving Contract Re-Award

Capito Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, one of the lawmakers who raised concerns, speaks at a past press conference. (Al Drago/Bloomberg News)

Several members of Congress have written letters requesting further investigation into the award of a $7.2 billion Department of Defense contract to a company they claim lacks the experience to move an estimated 400,000 members of the military and their families and DOD employees across the globe each year.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 19, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Perspective

Opinion: Managing Contracts for Maximum Efficiency and Minimum Risk

Trucking fleets work every day to draft, negotiate and execute contracts with suppliers, employees, subcontractors and customers that maximize revenue and produce efficiencies for all involved. But in a heavily regulated industry such as trucking, compliance issues related to federal, state and local laws must be directly reflected in these contracts, and that can get burdensome.

Timothy Donaghy | Chief Technology Officer, Contract Logix LLC
June 4, 2018

West Coast Dockworkers Likely to Ratify Three-Year Contract Extension

Port of Seattle Don Wilson/Port of Seattle

Longshoremen on the West Coast are poised to ratify a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement with the port authorities and terminal operators in California, Oregon and Washington.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 28, 2017

Truck Drivers in New York Ratify Contract With United Natural Foods

Teamsters Local 445 Teamsters Local 445

Truck drivers in Montgomery, N.Y., voted to ratify a collective bargaining agreement with private carrier United Natural Foods Inc., the first contract since they joined the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 2016.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017

FedEx Wins Connecticut Independent Contractor Appeals Court Case

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

An appeals court has ruled that FedEx Ground Package System drivers working out of a terminal in Hartford, Connecticut, are independent contractors and not employees of the package carrier.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 7, 2017

Court Upholds Independent Contractor Status in Massachusetts Case

The Customized Logistics and Delivery Association

A federal court ruled that Massachusetts courier drivers are independent contractors, turning away a bid by the state to classify the workers as employees.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 9, 2015

N.J. Reconsiders Independent-Contractor Bill

A bill opposed by the trucking industry to classify independent drayage operators and parcel delivery drivers as company employees has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Legislature.

April 21, 2014
Government, Business

Independent Contractor Bill Reintroduced in N.J.

A bill opposed by the trucking industry to classify independent drayage operators and parcel delivery drivers as company employees has been reintroduced in the New Jersey Legislature.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
April 15, 2014

Attorneys Warn Brokers on Contracts, Citing Liability With Carriers, Shippers

TUCSON, Ariz. — Transportation attorneys speaking to brokers here emphasized the importance of clarity in their contractual relationships with carriers and shippers to protect against liability.

April 14, 2014