Shawn Yadon, CEO of the California Trucking Association (CTA), issued the following statement in response to the decision by Governor Gavin Newsom to sign Assembly Bill 5 into law:
“In the wake of Governor Newsom signing AB 5, the California Trucking Association is exploring its options to ensure California’s more than 70,000 independent owner-operators do not lose the tens of thousands of dollars spent in purchasing and updating their trucks, and other assets they have invested in order to build their own businesses.
“In its current form, AB 5 denies a significant segment of the trucking industry the ability to continue operating as independent owner-operators, forcing them to abandon investments they’ve made in their trucks as well as taking away their flexibility to set their own schedule and determine their destiny regarding their businesses, which many have operated for more than three decades.
“We look forward to working with the Legislature and the Administration to develop a more workable solution to AB 5 that protects employees from misclassification without eliminating the independent owner-operator business model.”
This article was released by the California Trucking Association.