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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

Proposed California Bill Aims to Ditch Diesel by 2050

Proposed California Bill Aims to Ditch Diesel by 2050

A recent bill proposed by California State Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) lays out an even more aggressive plan for emissions reduction in the state and puts the transportation sector squarely in its crosshairs.

March 15, 2019

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

J.B. Hunt Settles Truck Driver Wage Lawsuit for $15 Million

J.B. Hunt Settles Truck Driver Wage Lawsuit for $15 Million

J.B. Hunt has reportedly settled a class-action driver wage lawsuit for $15 million after fighting the claims for more than a decade, a suit that has been cited in recent debates over when federal rules regarding driver work should pre-empt state regulations.

October 9, 2018

New California Law Holds Retailers Liable for Truck Driver Misclassification
California Truckers to Protest Anti-Independent Contractor Ruling
States Invest VW Diesel Settlement in Clean Vehicle Technology
CARB Loses Appeal in Lawsuit over Emissions Compliance

CARB Loses Appeal in Lawsuit over Emissions Compliance

California's Fifth District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling from 2014 that the California Air Resources Board overstepped its authority in allowing small trucking companies to delay complying with certain emissions regulations.

February 1, 2018

L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

L.A. May Ban Port Companies that Misclassify Drivers

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

California Looks into Per-Mile Tax to Replace Fuel Levy
California Fires: Impact on Freight Movement Remains Uncertain
Southern California Ports Plan for Zero-Emission Trucks

Southern California Ports Plan for Zero-Emission Trucks

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have released a draft of a proposed 2017 Clean Air Action Plan Update, outlining a new set of aggressive near-term and long-term strategies to reduce air pollution from the ports.

July 19, 2017

California Strikes Deal with Truckers to Hike Fuel Tax
EPA Fines Estes Express $100,000 for California Violations