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What are the new laws and regulations affecting the trucking industry in California in 2024?


What are the new laws and regulations affecting the trucking industry in California in 2024?

California has implemented several laws and regulations affecting the trucking industry in 2024, including:


- The "Advanced Clean Fleets" regulation, which requires trucking companies to purchase an increasing percentage of electric trucks in the coming years.


- The "ABC Test" for classifying workers as employees or independent contractors, which has led to legal challenges and changes in the industry's business models.


- Emissions standards for trains, aiming to reduce pollution from rail transportation.


- The phase-out of medium and heavy-duty combustion trucks by 2036, with varying deadlines for different fleets.


- Increased investment in zero-emission infrastructure and incentives for cleaner vehicles.


- A regulation that would require intrastate carriers in California to be equipped with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to track hours of service, aligning with federal regulations.


- The "B2B exemption" which provides that AB5's ABC test does not apply to bona fide business contracting relationships if a bevy of individual factors are satisfied.


- Ongoing legal battles over the application of AB5 to the trucking industry, with the California Trucking Association and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association appealing court decisions.




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