GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. — Jim Johnston, president and CEO of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) since 1974 and whose name was synonymous with efforts to improve the workplace and lifestyle for thousands of independent contractors, died Monday.
Diesel prices continued their upward trek Monday, with the national on-highway average ringing up 2.3 cents higher at $2.996, right on the cusp of the $3-a-gallon mark.
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Monday said that his office had filed lawsuits against three Port of Los Angeles trucking companies alleging each has engaged in a scheme to misclassify truckers working in their employ as “independent contractors” instead of “employees” in order to evade their obligations to provide benefits and pay relevant taxes, and shift operating costs.
WASHINGTON — The CEO of the group representing state departments of transportation said his members are waiting for details from the Trump administration on how to fund the president's infrastructure plan and how it would affect states as they seek help for needed projects.