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Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
Commentary: California’s new ‘ABCs’ Spell Bad News  for Owner-Operator Fleets

A California Supreme Court decision has made it much tougher for trucking companies to use owner-operators in the state, some groups say it will effectively...
Categories: Drivers, Operations
Commentary: College Is Not the Only Answer

With tuitions skyrocketing maybe it’s not surprising that there seems to be some progress when it comes to young people recognizing that skilled trades are...
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
California Meal and Rest Break Suit Dismissed on Basis of FMCSA Preemption Stance

A federal court has determined it lacks jurisdiction to rule on a class-action suit brought against U.S. Xpress that alleges the motor carrier violated...
Categories: Drivers, Fleet Management, Legal/Legislative, Safety & Compliance
When Is a Truck Driver an Employee or a Contractor?

The law regarding independent contractors in California has drastically changed over the past year, potentially creating a substantial amount of monetary...
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
California Bill Means 'End for Independent Trucking' in State

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...
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative, Operations
California Governor Signs Law That Threatens Independent Contractor Status

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...
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
Trucking Looks for Solutions to California's Stringent New Independent Contractor Law

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...
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
Lawsuit Challenges California Law Requiring Construction Truck Drivers to be Employees

The Western States Trucking Association filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging a construction-trucking-specific provision of California’s already...
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative, Safety
Truck Driving School Owner Sentenced to Prison for Bribery

Jagpal “Paul” Singh, owner of the Calcutta Driving School, was sentenced to prison for bribing California DOT officials to issue commercial driver's...
Categories: Drivers, Legal/Legislative
California's AB5: What Now for Truck Owner-Operators in the State?

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...

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