Today's Trucking

OTA reaching out to shippers in Driver Inc. fight

November 29, 2019 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – The Ontario Trucking Association is taking the fight against the “Driver Inc.” employment model to shippers – identifying the potential risks of working with such fleets.


Opinion: Are you in an ‘exclusive’ business relationship?

September 9, 2019 Carole McAfee Wallace

Many companies engage independent contractors to perform services. And when the relationship turns sour, the parties often fight over whether the independent contractor is actually an employee who’s entitled to notice of termination and other benefits.


Trucking’s Newsmakers of 2018

December 29, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. – A new year is on the horizon. Given that, we thought it was a good time to choose the trucking industry’s Top 10 Newsmakers of 2018.


Feds commit to cleaning up Driver Inc.

November 1, 2018 by John Smith

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – The federal government is looking to stop employers from misclassifying employees as a way to avoid source deductions or other labor obligations – a process the trucking industry has come to know as Driver Inc.


Inc. Stained: Driver Inc. is part of a larger problem — those who manage risks on a driver’s back

October 31, 2018 John G. Smith

Canada’s trucking industry has been stained by yet another tax scheme. For months the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has been crying foul over a growing number of fleets that set up drivers as “independent” businesses in name only, avoiding source […]


Driver Inc. model finally getting attention

October 11, 2018 Mike McCarron

From all accounts coming out of last month’s Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) board meeting, the driver contractor issue is finally getting the attention it deserves. With Driver Inc. on the agenda, the alliance brought Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to the table and the government said it’s serious about nailing culprits who are not paying their fair share of taxes or forming sham companies for drivers who have no clue what they are signing up for.