Inland Shipper News: July 2022

Posted by Fernando Correa ● Jul 5, 2022 11:29:26 AM

Staying up to date with the latest news in the inland shipping industry is key to success. Many of these stories can make a big impact on shippers. Our goal at Cargobot is to keep you informed of the most recent developments impacting shippers across the United States.

The Latest News Roundups for Inland Shippers

Here is an overview of the latest news involving the inland shipping industry for July 2022.


1) Will the Supreme Court Rule on California's AB5 Law?

Supreme Court AB5 Law

California's controversial AB5 law will soon go into effect unless the Supreme Court decides to hear a lawsuit from the California Trucking Association. The AB5 law attempts to determine who is an independent contractor with a set of guidelines.

However, most legal experts believe that the ABC test creates an almost impossible standard for motor carriers working with independent contractors. California's Trucking Association's lawsuit contends that the new AB5 law is pre-empted by federal law.

You can read the full story at Trucking Info here.


2) Plus Becomes the First Self-Driving Company to Deliver a Commercial Product

Plus Autonomous Trucks

Plus is a Silicon Valley-based company that uses autonomous trucking technology to help transport commercial products across the country. Over the past year, Plus has implemented PlusDrive units for a wide range of drivers.

Using this self-driving technology helps to improve safety and driver comfort while also reducing fuel consumption. 

You can check out the entire story at VentureBeat here.


3) New Bill Aims to Streamline Security Credentialing

USDOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Placards

The Transportation Security Administration Security Threat Assessment Application Modernization Act is a bill in the Senate that would allow drivers to use a single background check from the TSA while applying for multiple credentials.

This new law would save time and money by eliminating redundant background checks for drivers. As a result, drivers can get on the road sooner without having to wait around on multiple background checks.

You can learn more about this story at Go By Truck News here.


Stay Connected to Cargobot for the Latest Inland Shipping News

At Cargobot, we aim to keep you informed of the latest developments impacting shippers across the United States. From policy changes to new technologies, we want to make sure you have all the information you need to stay ahead of the competition. 


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