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Protecting the Independent 

Owner-Operator Model

For decades, the trucking industry has fought against efforts to squelch the independent owner-operator model.


However, on April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court issued its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court and departed from nearly 30 years of established California law.


Under this new ruling, the right of hundreds of California truck drivers who choose to work as an independent owner-operator is at risk!


Learn more about our efforts to protect the owner-operator model, and ensure small businesses have a right to exist. 


$ 120,000 

$ 4.7 Million

$ 1 Billion

Average investment in
new truck purchase
Annual compliance investment for nation's strictest air quality mandates
Amount spent moving commerce through I-80 corridor each hour

If you got it, a truck brought it!

Veterans First

The trucking industry makes it a priority to connect our veterans with good paying jobs and the independence they deserve.


More than 75,000 of California’s trucking companies are small or family-owned businesses. 


More women than ever before are becoming truck drivers, realizing the benefits of good pay, good benefits and the strong sense of freedom that trucking provides.

Keeping the 
Roads Clear

Pushers – provided by California Trucking Association and operated by Caltrans – keep one of the major commercial corridors open and commerce moving during harsh winter conditions.



Trucking plays a critical role in California’s economy, with more than $2 billion in transportation-related revenue each year. 


Nearly 80 percent of California communities depend exclusively on trucking to get the things they need most. Delivering the vast majority of everyday items -- food, health care supplies, furniture, fuel and transportation, water removal and so much more – trucking is critical to the California economy, to businesses, to schools, to families.  


With individual owner-operators, small family businesses and large international carriers, trucking fuels the California economy and keeps our daily life moving forward.








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