The age-old question of whether it is better to be an employee or owner
is facing truckers in Kern County squarely in the face.
A new study indicates that owner-operators earn over
$17,000 more per year than their employee counterparts. However, all self-employed
people know that the extra income typically goes into someone else’s
pocket, as non-employee workers are responsible for all employment-related
expenses and healthcare costs; an employer typically picks up at least
some of these expenses.
Nevertheless, Shawn Yadon of the California Trucking Association was pleased.
“Some of the largest and most successful carriers started as independent
owner operators with a single truck,” he proclaimed.
The choice between self-employment and regular employment may not be there
for many drivers, due to the increasing amount of attention placed on
the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s
Pre-Employment Screening Program. This test is mandatory for everyone who needs a commercial license, including
school bus drivers, long-haul truckers, bus drivers, and construction workers.
A trucker’s PSP score is made up of the last five years of crash
data and the last three years of roadside inspection and maintenance data.
While you may view your PSP score for as nominal fee, ensuring its accuracy
is a different matter.
The government relies on law enforcement data for the score. So, if you get a
fix-it ticket for a mechanical defect, the incident may still appear on your report,
even if you take care of the ticket. A lawyer can help by helping make
sure that the score reflects the judicial outcome of a ticket, as opposed
to the ticket itself.
Getting Legal Help
The aggressive lawyers at Bigger & Harman, APC, are committed to giving
individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets. Call
today at 661-859-1177 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the personal professional attention you deserve. En español,
llame al 661-376-0214.