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  • Officials close truck access to the Trapac terminal at the Port of Oakland, in response to an owner-operator led protest on July 18, 2022.
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    Port of Oakland sues AB5 protesters with aim of stopping future disruptions

    The lawsuit also reveals new details on the events surrounding the protests, including a mention that some trucking companies were pushing for the protests to end.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
  • Owner-operators create a protest line in front of the TraPac parking lot before the night shift on Monday, July 18.
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    AB5 protests intensified container backlog at Port of Oakland: report

    Container dwell times stretched to more than two weeks after the mid-July protests, project44 said.

    By Aug. 2, 2022
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    Nearly 20 states push ahead with truck electrification plan

    Participating jurisdictions will strive to make 30% of truck sales electric by 2030 under the plan.

    By July 28, 2022
  • A group of truckers at the Port of Oakland wait for a response from port directors.
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    AB5 protests quelled as Port of Oakland resumes operations

    The remaining protesters, under threat of a citation, have moved to "free speech zones" away from terminal gates.

    By July 26, 2022
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    Landstar advises California owner-operators move out of state due to AB5

    The company is also preparing for a scenario in which states outside California could enact similar laws.

    By July 26, 2022
  • Owner-operators create a protest line in front of the TraPac parking lot before the night shift on Monday, July 18.
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    Flashback: Notes from a week of protests in Oakland

    Conversations with owner-operators revealed AB5 was not the only thing threatening to drive them out of business: emissions rules and rising costs loom large as well.

    July 25, 2022
  • A large group of owner-operator truck drivers near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stage a protest against California's AB5 labor law.
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    Before Oakland, AB5 protests disrupted Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

    Picketing drivers prompted the mid-afternoon closure of one Port of Long Beach terminal on July 13, and drivers slowed traffic at other terminals’ truck gates.

    By July 25, 2022
  • Desmond DeMoss (left) talks with Navdeep Ngill (right) about an open letter the Port of Oakland sent to protesters on July 21, 2022.
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    Port of Oakland, California respond to AB5 protests in open letter

    Protesters were directed to expect compliance with AB5 and stop blocking terminal access, or face citations.

    By , July 22, 2022
  • Owner-operators create a protest line in front of the TraPac parking lot before the night shift on Monday, July 18.
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    Oakland AB5 protests may persist for weeks

    Protesters said they would continue to take action until they saw proof the governor's office would consider changing California's landmark labor law.

    By July 21, 2022
  • Officials close truck access to the Trapac terminal at the Port of Oakland, in response to an owner-operator led protest on July 18, 2022.
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    California poised to enforce AB5 despite driver concerns

    “It’s time to move forward, comply with the law and work together to create a fairer and more sustainable industry for all,” said the state’s economic development director in a statement.

    By July 20, 2022
  • Owner-operators create a protest line in front of the TraPac parking lot before the night shift on Monday, July 18.
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    'No trucks today at all:' Day 2 of Oakland protests leads to port-wide effects

    Longshore workers declined to cross owner-operators’ protest line at one terminal, leading to an all-day closure. Now, the protesters seek an audience with people in power.

    By July 20, 2022
  • Officials close truck access to the Trapac terminal at the Port of Oakland, in response to an owner-operator led protest on July 18, 2022.
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    Port of Oakland night gates close due to AB5 protests

    Protests at the port against California's landmark labor law are set to continue until at least Wednesday.

    By July 19, 2022
  • Trucks haul shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles
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    California governor's office to explore trucking concerns on AB5

    The office noted, however, that the industry has had more than two years to prepare for compliance with the law.

    By July 14, 2022
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    Carriers could seek contract alternatives as regulators target noncompete agreements

    The clauses, long both a staple and headache of the trucking industry, have come under fire for stymieing job opportunities for U.S. workers.

    By Ryan Golden • July 12, 2022
  • Trucks driving past a stack of shipping containers at the Port of Los Angeles
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    Trucking groups to request stay of enforcement for California's AB5 law

    A coalition of more than 70 industry groups will express concerns with enforcement of the landmark labor law in a letter to the governor this week, according to a California Trucking Association official.

    By July 11, 2022
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    NHTSA strengthens standards for rear impact guards

    The safety standards will require new trailers and semitrailer to better protect against underride crashes.

    By July 6, 2022
  • A Walmart and Gatik electric autonomous box truck sits parked.
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    As brands eye autonomous trucks, more states allow the tech

    A recent Kansas law highlights the increased push for laws that allow autonomous vehicles to fill gaps in the supply chain.

    By July 6, 2022
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    Trucking groups blast SCOTUS refusal to hear arguments in landmark California labor law

    “Gasoline has been poured on the fire that is our ongoing supply chain crisis,” the California Trucking Association said in a statement.

    By , July 1, 2022
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    Laws governing autonomous trucks complicate widespread adoption

    Companies and regulators are navigating a patchwork of state and federal laws as fleets push for road-ready technology.

    By June 27, 2022
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    New York regulators urged to create policies around electric trucks

    Customer and conservation groups say more incentives are needed to encourage the transition to clean energy in transportation.

    By Robert Walton • June 22, 2022
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    Biden calls for three-month federal gas tax holiday

    Lifting the federal 18-cent tax per gallon of gas and 24-cent tax per gallon of diesel for three months would “give Americans a little extra breathing room.”

    By Updated June 22, 2022
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    FMCSA seeks comment on definitions of broker, bona fide agent

    Stakeholders have until July 11 to submit comments for the review, which was required by the federal infrastructure law.

    By June 15, 2022
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    'A step in the right direction': Trucking groups react to ocean shipping bill's passage

    The Ocean Shipping Reform Act provides tools to combat fees carriers collect from truckers, said ATA's Chris Spear.

    By David Taube • June 14, 2022
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    CR England data breach compromised Social Security numbers

    Personal information was accessed, but the trucking company does not believe it was shared. Still, the incident could prove costly.

    By June 6, 2022
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    FMCSA lifts hours of service rules for deliveries related to infant formula

    The emergency declaration has been extended, part of a national push to speed baby formula production amid an ongoing shortage.

    By Updated July 6, 2022