employee

Business

KKW Trucking to Become Employee-Owned

KKW Trucking A KKW Trucking truck on Interstate 15 outside of Las Vegas. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

KKW Trucking Inc. and its affiliates have finalized the paperwork and will become a 100% employee-owned company through its newly created employee stock ownership plan, the Pomona, Calif., company announced Nov. 20.

November 21, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Truck Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors? It Matters for Workers’ Comp

Driver climbs out of back of truck A trucker enters a trailer, one of the risks drivers take often. (Risk Administration Services via YouTube)

Whether truck drivers are classified as employees or independent contractors is becoming an increasingly difficult challenge for many motor carriers when it comes to workers’ compensation and other insurance coverages, industry experts said.

Fran Matso Lysiak | Features Editor
May 8, 2019
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Independent Contractors Under Fire

Transportation companies with independent contractor relationships should brace themselves for potential misclassification challenges from multiple fronts. Given the budget crises facing many states and the federal government, the interests of legislators, government agencies and unions have aligned, resulting in a coordinated effort to discourage the use of independent contractors — or to reclassify them as employees.

September 3, 2012
Perspective, Business

Opinion: The Bathwater, Not the Baby

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater!” We have all heard this saying at some point in our lives. I was reminded of it recently, when I was researching the 2012 year-end W2 and 1099 reporting requirements.

January 2, 2012
Government, Business

Senate Bill Targets Employee Misclassification

A Senate bill that supporters said would make it easier for federal regulators to catch employers who misclassify their employees as independent contractors also would help ensure a “level playing field in the marketplace,” a top official with the Department of Labor told a Senate panel.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 22, 2010