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California and Other States Aim to Move to Zero-Emission Trucks

California is leading the charge to enhance public health and move forward more quickly with the transition to cleaner transportation. Along with seven other states, California is committing to develop a plan to put hundreds of thousands of zero-emission trucks and public buses on the road throughout the state. The California Air Resources Board, in … Continue reading “California and Other States Aim to Move to Zero-Emission Trucks”

Trucking by the Numbers: Cargo Theft, Operational Costs, and More

The trucking industry has seen a seismic change in everything from day-to-day operations, technology, and operational costs, causing operators in the industry to have to review their goals, needs, and finances. With a new year upon us, it’s important to look at the outlook of the industry and see how companies need to adjust heading … Continue reading “Trucking by the Numbers: Cargo Theft, Operational Costs, and More”

The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is Now in Play: What to Know

Beginning Monday, January 6, the federal government has begun overseeing how fleets perform background checks on prospective employees and owner-operators within the trucking industry. Under the banner of the Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a database of drivers who have failed or refused a drug test at some point in their job search in the industry … Continue reading “The Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is Now in Play: What to Know”

New Jersey Joins California in Targeting Owner-Operators

In recent months, news out of California has focused on new legislation around worker classification and how it’s poised to affect independent contractors, including owner-operators in the trucking industry — an industry that fuels the state’s economy. Truck drivers and trucking companies are scrambling to propose an alternative solution to the new AB 5 bill, … Continue reading “New Jersey Joins California in Targeting Owner-Operators”

California Trucking Association (CTA) Files Legal Complaint Against AB 5

In California, the state’s governor Gavin Newsom spearheaded a complete upheaval of the labor market. Through a slew of new bills passed this fall, California is redefining what it means to be a contract worker and a full-time employee, while simultaneously changing everything from how people get benefits and find the right kind of insurance. … Continue reading “California Trucking Association (CTA) Files Legal Complaint Against AB 5”

Federal Independent Contractor Model Up for Further Debate in Congress

With the air of the recently passed AB5 hanging over California like a smog, and with executives from ride-sharing tech giants Uber and Lyft failing to appear at a Congressional hearing over lax safety oversight, lawmakers are turning their focus to independent contractor classification in the country. Debates in Congress have been spurred on by … Continue reading “Federal Independent Contractor Model Up for Further Debate in Congress”

California Courts Declare Dynamex Ruling Applies Retroactively

In California, the state’s Court of Appeal came to the conclusion that the state’s Supreme Court Dynamex decision was to be applied retroactively. The original case from earlier in the year spun off into legislation known as the AB5 bill, which limits the use of classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees by companies … Continue reading “California Courts Declare Dynamex Ruling Applies Retroactively”

Layoffs are Part of a Troubling Trend in Trucking

The trucking industry has been going through major reformation in recent years with the push to go more tech-savvy. Autonomous trucking operations are starting to take over the highways and byways in America with companies like Uber Freight and TuSimple planning more available freight deliveries in the coming months. This push to go autonomous has … Continue reading “Layoffs are Part of a Troubling Trend in Trucking”