The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that California can enforce AB 5 against truckers.

With its lawsuit, the California Trucking Association secured a temporary injunction early last year. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge had ruled the gig worker law did not apply to owner-operator truck drivers.

Yet the appeals court found that AB 5 does not impact how trucking companies set prices, decide on routes or provide services, in the same way as meal and rest break laws, according to the Saqui Law Group. Enforcement could start within weeks.