National ABC Test a step closer

March 10, 2021


Land Line Now, March 10, 2021.

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A bill in Congress would make California’s controversial definition of who is an independent contractor, the ABC Test, a national standard through the PRO Act.

ABC blocks ABC Test PRO Act

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

The PRO Act is passed by the House and moves on to the Senate. The FMCSA has declared an Ohio driver to be an imminent hazard. And a ticket that could only happen in Florida.

II. What gets you a better rate?

Every year, the OOIDA Foundation takes a look at some of the factors that can affect the success of truck drivers. And high up on the list is the price that shippers pay to move freight. We’ll review the latest freight rate survey – plus some new online classes on getting your own authority.

III. Rising imports, rising rates

There’s no end in sight for a surge in pandemic-related imports, and rates are on the rise.

IV. Federal ABC test edges closer

A bill in Congress called the PRO Act would take California’s controversial definition of who is or is not an independent contractor – the so-called ABC Test – and make it a national standard.

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