California law that blocks fleets from using owner-operators paused at least through late 2020

June 20, 2020

California’s A.B. 5 law, which effectively prohibits fleets from contracting with owner-operator drivers, is still on a temporary court-ordered hold, and that short-term pause will remain in effect least through late 2020, if not longer.

Though no date is yet set, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has indicated it will hear oral arguments sometime this fall, either virtual or in-person, as to whether trucking should remain exempt from A.B. 5 while a lawsuit brought by the California Trucking Associations (CTA) makes its way through court — a process that ultimately could take years.