2024-10: Another failed attempt to block application of AB 5 to trucking

A federal district court judge dismissed the California Trucking Association’s case against the application of AB 5 and the ABC worker classification test to the trucking industry. (California Trucking Association v. Bonta (March 15, 2024) U.S. Dist. Ct., Southern Dist. of Calif., Case No. 3:18-cv-02458-BEN-DEB) This means that interstate truckers are subject to the ABC test and will likely be treated as employees of motor carrier companies rather than independent contractors unless one of the exemptions from the ABC test applies, such as the business-to-business exemption.

In his decision, the judge noted, “Remedying complexities and perceived deficiencies in AB 5 are the kind of work better left to the soap box and the ballot box than to the jury box.”

The court’s decision is available at:


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