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Jones Contractors: A Customer Success Story

Fleetworthy Solutions

Jones Contractors realized positive results and massive time savings while going through an FMCSA data review process. Their partnership with Fleetworthy helped lessen their burden and provide subject matter expertise that was crucial in returning a favorable decision.

May 1, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Safety Equipment, Training for Contractors Doesn’t Endanger Status, DOL Says

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The U.S. Department of Labor has issued an opinion letter ruling that motor carriers can supply independent contractors safety equipment such as dash cams, speed limiters and driver monitoring systems, and also require that they take safety training without jeopardizing their independent contractor status.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 20, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Documentation, Clarity Essential for Contractors, Experts Say

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Experts stressed the importance of documentation and clarity for companies that work with independent contractors during a session at the Women In Trucking Association’s annual conference.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

California Trucking Group Sues State Over Contractor Test

Contractor Test Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

The California Trucking Association and two independent owner-operators are suing California over the state’s test to determine if a driver is an employee or a contractor.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

California Worker Status Rule Gives Employers Cause for Concern

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Are you an employee, and do you get all the benefits that come with it? Many California businesses wonder what the answer might now be for their workforce. And many may not like the answer under a new test recently adopted by the state Supreme Court.

Jon Steingart | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2018
Business

FedEx Wins Connecticut Independent Contractor Appeals Court Case

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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

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

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