California Trucking Industry Pushes Against Classification Test

April 9, 2019, 10:56 AM

The California trucking industry is pressing the argument that its drivers shouldn’t be subject to a standard that makes it more difficult to classify workers as contractors as opposed to employees.

  • Ruling Impact: The trucking industry is among many employers pushing back against last year’s California Supreme Court ruling that bolstered the so-called “ABC” worker classification test. That test put the burden on employers to show workers qualify as contractors, a standard the trucking group and others say could hurt their business models.

  • High Stakes: Trucking groups, led by the Western States Trucking Association, continue to argue the industry...

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