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Judge Sides With California Trucking Association, Issues Preliminary Injunction in AB 5 Fight

AB 5 Fight Traffic on a California highway. (Getty Images)

A federal judge in San Diego on Jan. 16 issued a preliminary injunction against the trucking component of a California law that would restrict how independent workers can be classified by companies. The judge’s ruling means the state of California cannot implement the law as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Perspective

Perspective: California’s AB 5 Threatens Future of ‘Gig’ Economy

California’s effort to reshape the “gig” economy hit a significant roadblock earlier this month when a federal court issued a temporary injunction prohibiting the application of the state’s new rules to truck drivers, citing a conflict with federal law. The roadblock is by no means fatal, but it’s not insignificant — not when there are so many lawsuits left to be decided.

Stephen L. Carter | Bloomberg Opinion
January 15, 2020
Government, Business

Court Extends TRO on Trucking Component of California’s AB 5

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Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District Court of California on Jan. 13 extended a temporary restraining order against the implementation of the trucking component in California’s Assembly Bill 5.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

California Judge Rules Federal Law Exempts NFI From AB 5

NFI NFI trucks. (NFI Industries)

A California state judge has ruled that federal law exempts a New Jersey-based motor carrier from a new California law that calls for reclassifying independent contractor truck drivers as company employees.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 9, 2020
Government, Business

Federal Judge Issues TRO Against Enforcement of California AB 5

Truck in traffic in California KPIX CBS SF Bay Area via YouTube

A federal judge in the Southern District Court of California on Dec. 31 issued a temporary restraining order against the implementation of California’s Assembly Bill 5, as it pertains to the trucking industry.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
January 1, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

California Trucking Association Challenges New State Labor Law

I-405 in Los Angeles I-405 in Los Angeles by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

The California Trucking Association has amended its 2018 independent contractor federal lawsuit to challenge a new state labor law that the association claims would prevent thousands of motor carriers from contracting with owner-operators.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 13, 2019
Government, Business

Truckers File First Suit Contesting California Gig Economy Law

trucks on Route 905 in San Diego Trucks on Interstate 905 in San Diego. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Trucking Association on Nov. 12 filed what appears to be the first lawsuit challenging a sweeping new labor law that seeks to give wage and benefit protections to workers in the so-called gig economy, including rideshare drivers at companies such as Uber and Lyft.

Don Thompson | Associated Press
November 13, 2019