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Employee vs. Independent Contractor

Trucker protests at the Port of Oakland went into a fourth day Thursday, with some saying they wouldn’t stop until the state government does something about AB5, a new law that severely restricts the use of independent contractors.

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AB5 Protests Hit Port of Oakland

Close to 1,000 protesters slowed the operations at the Port of Oakland to a crawl on July 19 as they tried to draw attention to how the controversial AB5 law will affect truck owner-operators in the state.

Can Strong Job Growth in Trucking Continue?

FTR's Avery Vise explores how trucking employment, truck order backlogs, fuel prices, motor carrier failures, and the attack on the independent contractor model all tie together.

Appeals Court Rules AB5 Not Preempted

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.

Final DOL Independent Contractor Rule Addresses Trucking

A final rule clarifying the definition of independent contractor published Jan. 7 by the Department of Labor covers several issues specific to trucking – but there are questions as to whether it will actually take effect under the incoming Biden administration.

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