The California Trucking Association and two California-based owner-operators filed a lawsuit challenging the "ABC" employment test mandated by the state's new independent contractor law, which the group says threatens the livelihood of independent truck drivers and is pre-empted by federal law.
November 13, 2019
The California Labor Commissioner ruled against NFI/California Cartage to the tune of $6 million for what it says was intentional misclassification of truck drivers as independent contractors to avoid paying a proper wage. NFI is appealing the decision.
January 11, 2019
California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that aims to hold retailers partly accountable for working with trucking companies that have a record of labor violations.
September 25, 2018
The Western States Trucking Association plans to protest a California Supreme Court ruling that would make it difficult – some say impossible – for companies to use independent contractor drivers.
August 14, 2018
California state Sen. Ricardo Lara introduced a bill that would hold major retailers liable when trucking companies break labor laws, sparked by allegations of misconduct by some port drayage companies.
April 13, 2018
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 12 to investigate a ban of trucking and warehousing companies that break local, state, and federal employment laws from operating on city property.
December 13, 2017