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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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

Drivers Win $2.2 Million in Calif. Contractor Status Case

A California state agency has ruled that seven drivers for Pacer International Inc. who challenged their status as independent contractors can collect $2.21 million.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
April 7, 2014
Government, Business

Cuomo Moves Deadline to Decide on N.Y. Independent Contractor Bill

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has used a legislative loophole to extend the time he has to consider a bill that would redefine trucking independent contractors under state law.

January 2, 2014

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