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When NFI lost long-term customer Rio Tinto earlier this year, it signaled that driver misclassification continues to be a liability for port trucking companies and their customers, even in the wake of Proposition 22. While the trucking industry was quick to argue that the passage of Proposition 22 in California meant that they, too, should get exempted from the employee…

On the heels of California’s new joint liability law, which underscores the responsibility beneficial cargo owners (BCO’s) hold within their supply chains, workers and activists are now turning to BCO’s to ensure their trucking contractors are in compliance with labor standards. Global mining giant Rio Tinto is the latest example of companies that have been trying to clean up their…

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