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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.

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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.

Navistar to Settle Class Actions over MaxxForce Engines

Navistar International has agreed to settle pending class action lawsuits that alleged that certain Navistar MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines are defective and that Navistar failed to disclose or correct the alleged defect.

The Hazards of Hauling Hemp

The 2018 Farm Bill allows the transportation of industrial-grade hemp across state lines. The problem is that some states still consider hemp to be a controlled substance, as one unlucky trucker found out.