Posts tagged Trucking

    Feds settle with Colorado trucking firm in discrimination case

    December 19, 2022 // The department began an investigation of Navajo Express after a non-U.S. citizen filed a complaint alleging the company refused to accept valid documentation proving permission to work. The company also allegedly demanded a different document from the applicant. The investigation found the company routinely required lawful permanent residents to show their permanent resident cards, commonly called “green cards,” to prove they had permission to work although the applicants had already presented other valid documentation. The investigation also found the company had a policy of unlawfully requiring permanent residents to provide new permanent resident cards when their old permanent resident cards expired.

    Landstar advises California owner-operators move out of state due to AB5

    July 27, 2022 // Some 70,000 owner-operators in California could have their business upended depending on how the state enforces the AB5 labor law, which could reclassify independent contractors as employees. Following the Supreme Court fallout, California agencies have yet to clarify when enforcement could begin, and the governor’s office said earlier this month that it’s looking into concerns from the trucking industry. State departments haven’t returned a request for comment from Transport Dive regarding timing. Vice President and Chief Safety & Operations Officer Joe Beacom, relocate out of California or not haul California-originating loads, J.B. Hunt Chief Operating Officer Nick Hobbs,

    Hundreds of truckers protest AB5 at Southern California’s busiest ports

    July 14, 2022 // Port of Oakland truckers plan Monday demonstration against independent contractor law Some California truckers turned off their trucks, blocked terminals or staged slow rolls to snarl traffic around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Wednesday to express frustration over a controversial state law, AB5, that seeks to limit the use of independent contractors and largely classify them as employee drivers. Cindy Lopez, co-owner of Southern California-based Aztec Enterprises and founder of the Facebook group LA & LB Port Drivers, says she worked with countless other groups, including motor carriers, that serve the ports to stage Wednesday’s protest. Gordon Reimer, Southern California-based FHE Express,

    Truckers and consumers get a brief reprieve

    November 19, 2021 // Under AB 5, trucking companies may not contract with independent owner-operators. The California Trucking Association contends that the state law is pre-empted by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act, which bars any state law or regulation that affects “a price, route or service of any motor carrier” with regard to the transportation of property.