The California Bill AB5 looks like the governor will sign it. This is meant to change the gig model for Uber/Lyft and those but it will also change the Owner/Operator model. Many in the industry are upset about this but the reason this is coming is because many, many companies abuse this and force drivers into a 1099 situation when they are actually company drivers. Will this change the industry there and eventually around the country. The trucking industry has preyed on drivers by making them an "independent contractor" when they are actually drivers for decades and many of these same players are not happy that this is now coming home to roost. There are forever changes going on in every industry. Could this be a real problem for many people? Yes. There are several industry groups that are opposed to it and are gearing up their members to fight it but it looks like at this time it will pass. It will then become law on Jan 1. Get ready.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.