Though trucking remains exempt, another court favors A.B. 5 applying to trucking

April 6, 2021

Another Calif. court opinion goes in favor of A.B. 5 applying to trucking
While the trucking industry’s larger case against California’s A.B. 5 law on motor carriers and owner-operators is still unfolding in a federal district court, a second state court in California has ruled that federal law does not preempt a law that would effectively outlaw the leased owner-operator model in the state.

Trucking has been operating under an exemption from A.B. 5 since the beginning of 2020, when the law went into effect. A lawsuit by the California Trucking Associations against the law is still in progress, and an injunction is in place until that lawsuit plays out.