More on the misclassification of drivers as independent owner-operators and ‘consultants’. But Fedex is a lot different from drayage.
Appeals Court finds FedEx Ground misclassified Kansas drivers: Land Line Magazine.
There are a lot of stories on the general topic. Mostly they make clear that being an IOO has a risk of far less certainty in what you are paid, and that hirers often violate terms that you thought you were getting.
So it is a valid question why workers agree to it. Is there more upside as well for clever operators?