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Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

Trucking Group Challenges California Independent Contractor Law

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

Knight-Swift Agrees to $100 Million Settlement in Misclassification Lawsuit
Coalition of Trade Groups Throw Support Behind Younger Truck Driver Bill
OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

OOIDA Once Again Opposes Younger Truck Driver Bill

With the recent reintroduction of a bill that would lower the driving age for heavy-duty truckers operating in interstate commerce, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has sent a letter to members of Congress in opposition.

February 28, 2019

Bill to Lower Interstate Truck Driving Age Reintroduced
ELD Adoption Fails to Reduce Truck Accidents, Study Says
California Rules Against NFI in Driver Wage Lawsuit

California Rules Against NFI in Driver Wage Lawsuit

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

Increased Truck Driver Pay Lowers Turnover Rates in 2018

Increased Truck Driver Pay Lowers Turnover Rates in 2018

ATA released its quarterly turnover rate numbers for the trucking industry, showing a decline of 11 percentage points in the third quarter for large truckload carriers. Increases to truck driver pay and a softening freight market were key to the lower turnover numbers.

January 4, 2019

New California Law Holds Retailers Liable for Truck Driver Misclassification
California Truckers to Protest Anti-Independent Contractor Ruling
Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits
USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

USA Today Finds Drivers Being Overworked at Ports

Drivers may be working shifts of up to 20 hours per day for six days a week at two major Southern California ports, sometimes contributing to fatal accidents, according to a report in USA Today – but port trucking companies say the story is misleading.

December 29, 2017

ELD Mandate Finally Arrives, to Growing Pains and Praise