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August 9, 2022

The Broader Freight Impact of California’s AB5 [Video]

If you think California’s AB5 law won’t affect you because you don’t run in the state or don’t use owner-operators, you might be surprised. Deborah Lockridge, HDT editor in chief, talked to Dean Croke, principal industry analyst for DAT Freight & Analytics, about this law that restricts the use of independent contractors and its potential broader impacts on trucking capacity and on how freight moves in and out of the state.

This episode is sponsored by CAT Scale. Learn more about its WeighMyTruck app.


Each month, HDT's editors take a look behind some of's top news stories of the month. For this episode of HDT Talks Trucking’s Behind the News, we recap July's coverage of AB5 protests in California and take a look at how AB5 could affect freight logistics, volumes and rates into and out of the state, including:   

  • AB5 protests at California ports 
  • Impact on container wait times in Oakland 
  • Transloading on the state border? 
  • What DAT information can tell us about AB5
  • and more!

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