An appeals court panel has reversed a lower court’s preliminary injunction protecting California’s trucking industry from the state’s onerous AB5 law – a law that many believe virtually eliminates the traditional trucking owner-operator model in the state.
April 28, 2021
One of the lawsuits challenging California’s controversial ABC test as it applies to the trucking industry, where it will widely disrupt the owner-operator model, suffered a setback in the California Court of Appeals.
November 19, 2020
California voters approved Proposition 22, agreeing with the gig economy companies that the state’s strict ABC test set forth in last year’s controversial AB5 law should not apply to drivers such as those for Uber and Lyft. What does this mean for trucking?
November 4, 2020
Oral arguments in front of an appeals court raise concerns that trucking’s challenge to California’s controversial AB5 independent contractor legislation could face an uphill battle.
September 3, 2020
A U.S. Southern District Court on Jan. 16 granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting California state officials from enforcing a controversial new law against motor carriers that makes it virtually impossible to contract with owner-operators in the state.
January 16, 2020
Trucking companies using owner-operators in California can breathe a sigh of relief for now, as a judge has extended a temporary restraining order keeping officials from enforcing the onerous terms of its AB5 independent contractor law against motor carriers.
January 13, 2020
Another court decision, this time at the state level, has reinforced the trucking industry’s contention that California’s stringent new ABC test restricting independent contractor use is preempted by federal law.
January 9, 2020
Trucking got a temporary reprieve from California’s AB5, a controversial new law in effect Jan. 1 severely limiting the ability to use independent contractors.
January 1, 2020
As a controversial new law targeting the use of independent contractors goes into effect Jan. 1 in California, there’s still immense uncertainty about how it will be enforced and even how long it will remain law in its current form.
December 31, 2019
Jagpal “Paul” Singh, owner of the Calcutta Driving School, was sentenced to prison for bribing California DOT officials to issue commercial driver's licenses to unqualified students.
December 20, 2019
The Western States Trucking Association filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a construction-trucking-specific provision of California’s already controversial Assembly Bill 5, which severely restricts the use of independent contractors in the state.
December 20, 2019
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
You run a trucking business that uses owner-operators in California. What are your options now that the state has passed legislation that may make it impossible to use independent contractors?
October 22, 2019
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18 signed Assembly Bill 5 into law, a measure that trucking interests in the state say will wipe out the ability to use owner-operators.
September 18, 2019
California’s governor is expected to sign a new law that critics say would make it difficult, if not impossible, for trucking companies in the state to use independent contractor owner-operator truck drivers.
September 11, 2019