Could More Owner Operators Be Entitled to Work Comp? Let’s Hope So!

Over the years, trucking companies pushed to classify employees as owner-operators. The reason us simple - to avoid paying truckers workers' compensation benefits. Trucking companies and other employers usually only have to pay workers' compensation benefits to employees (company drivers).  They generally are not required to pay benefits to owner-operators because they are considered "independent [...]

Leg and Foot Injuries Are Painful And Can Prevent Truckers From Working

In our prior post on common trucking injuries, we discussed shoulder, elbow and wrist injuries.  In this post, we discuss common leg and foot injuries that prevent truckers from working. Leg and foot injuries can be debilitating and can take a truck driver months – or even years – to recover, and with certain injuries [...]

Does Your Trucking Company Treat You Like Its Most Valuable Resource?

Does your trucking company treat you like their most valuable resource?Has anyone else come across a trailer with this message?  We recently snapped this picture just outside of Joplin, Missouri.  The trailer has an important message - truck drivers really are the most valuable resource of any trucking company.  Without truck drivers, goods wouldn't move, [...]