Business, Logistics

The Rise of the Entrepreneurial Carrier: What Shippers Need to Know

A young truck driver A pool of younger, tech-savvy and experienced drivers are leaving large trucking companies to start their own businesses. (vitpho/Getty Images)

In 2022, we’re approaching the dawn of a new era for entrepreneurial carriers. The industry should be ready to adapt with small carriers in mind by providing systems and technologies that allow them to succeed.

Bill Driegert | Head of Operations, Uber Freight
April 8, 2022
Government, Business, Perspective

Perspective: What AB 5 Means for California Trucking

California’s recent passage of a law that will limit when and how a business can contract with an owner-operator for trucking services is causing concern.

November 4, 2019
Government, Business

Capitol Christmas Tree Hauled by Award-Winning Montana Owner-Operator

The 2017 Capitol Christmas tree is traveling on this specially decorated Kenworth T680 The 2017 Capitol Christmas tree is traveling on this specially decorated Kenworth T680. (TruckPR/Flickr)

The nation soon will celebrate lighting the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, which has been hauled by veteran driver Larry Spiekermeier for Whitewood Transport.

November 20, 2017

Opinion: USA Today ‘Rigs’ Investigation of Intermodal Drayage

USA Today's June 16, 2017, investigative article, “Rigged.” was, in fact, rigged against the Southern California port trucking community and the thousands of motor carriers and drivers that serve this industry, as well as the many customers that depend on their services.

Joni Casey | President and CEO, Intermodal Association of North America
July 25, 2017

Judge Sides With Seattle-Based Drayage Firm, Says Drivers Properly Classified as Contractors

A Seattle-based trucking company won summary-judgment dismissal of three of four civil counts when a U.S. District Court judge ruled the carrier’s drivers were legitimately classified as owner-operators.

June 2, 2014
Government, Business

Idaho High Court Eases Owner-Operator Rules

Idaho’s Supreme Court unanimously reversed a previous ruling that had said that a truck owner-operator cannot be considered an independent contractor without having his own authority from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
February 24, 2014