Are truckers independent owner operators, or are they just masquerading employees? Teamsters Union say they are employees, and should receive their benefits. But do most IOOs want to be employees? Or do they value their mobility to other jobs? And what are the implications for productivity gains at the SoCal Ports, which are suffering from a need to improve throughput?
This article mentions one side of a dispute that will be acted out in the Ports and courts of the US.
At Southern Calif. Ports, the Battle Over Independent Truckers Rages.