FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT

Attack on the Owner Operator

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After the Port of Los Angeles’ defeat in the US Supreme Court of their employee mandate and other restrictions and requirements of their Clean Truck Program, the Teamsters are waging a new war on the owner operator. They are claiming 65% of the drivers serving the nation’s ports and rail yards are misclassified. They firmly believe these drivers should be classified as employees rather than as owner operators and are filing claims with the Employment Development Department, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement and other governmental agencies.