Costs of California Drayage Expected to rise under AB5

September 23, 2019

Motor carriers and third-party logistics companies see California’s new law on employee classification as universally negative for intermodal trucking, forcing further costs on an industry running on thin margins.

…AB5’s impact is particularly acute for port trucking. The Harbor Trucking Association, which represents carriers and drivers in the region, estimates about 80% of the 16,000 trucks that call on the local ports are independent, either working under their own operating authority or another’s.

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