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Truckers Sue to Prevent Application of “Dynamex” Decision on California’s Owner-Operators

October 25, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Trucking Association (CTA) and two California independent owner-operator drivers filed a lawsuit in U.S. Southern District Court seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against the unconstitutional interpretation of the state’s wage order test by the California Supreme Court (Court) in its Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (Dynamex) decision. In the suit, plaintiffs contend that the Dynamex decision prohibits independent owner-operator drivers from contracting and performing trucking services for licensed motor carriers in California.

Who are California's Independent Owner-Operators?

An independent owner-operator is a truck driver who owns and operates his or her own truck. In California, tens of thousands of truck drivers choose to work as independent owner-operators because of the freedom and flexibility that work model affords them.​ Independent owner-operators have found the freedom to spend more time with their families, earn higher wages and, for some, the ability to start our own trucking business.


$ 160,000 

$ 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.


Combating human trafficking is a top priority 
for the men and women in California's Trucking Industry

As the eyes and ears of our state and nation's highways, the truck drivers are at the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Through Truckers Against Trafficking, a national nonprofit organization, the trucking industry has demonstrated their commitment to educating and mobilizing members of the trucking community. 

Truckers Against Trafficking seeks to educate, equip, empower and mobilize members of the trucking industry

to combat human trafficking as part of their regular jobs. 

California trucking industry is proud to be a partner in this effort and has contributed valuable time and resources

to assist the national organization. 


In 2016, the  trucking community came together to go above and beyond in their support for important local and regional organizations and raised more than $10,000 through the California Trucking Association to assist

Truckers Against Trafficking in their efforts.

Do your part to help end human trafficking by visiting

Truckers Against Trafficking
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