Meet Steve, 55, professional driver

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Steve’s job as “production, transportation, and material moving” along with butchers, sewing machine operators and furniture makers, to name a few. One in 10 workers in the U.S. labor force are in this…
Steve Fields
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Can shipping freight across the country be as easy as finding a ride across town?

Aug 23, 2018
"There's a lot more going on in the background when it comes to truck loads," one expert says.
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Why a trucker shortage really, really matters

Jun 15, 2018
The U.S. is facing a national trucker shortage. With the economy in an upswing, there’s more of a demand for goods than there are people to transport them. As carriers try to attract drivers with perks and pay raises, companies…

Self-driving trucks could mean fewer jobs for drivers

Aug 19, 2016
1.8 million jobs are on the line.
Autonomous vehicles could upend the trucking industry.
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Truckers: contractors or employees?

Jun 3, 2016
Truck drivers are fighting to be classified as full-time employees.
Various industries are being attacked for the independent contractor model.
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Truckers strike over employment status

Jun 2, 2016
They're considered contractors. They want to be employees.
A truck pulls out of the port of Los Angeles carrying a container. 
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