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Days of reckoning for Calif. owner-operators as fleets cut ties over new labor law

By James Jaillet and Todd Dills -
Posted Nov 25th 2019 1:10PM

Prime Inc., which contracts with nearly 6,000 owner-operators, is offering its California-based owner-operators the option to either move out of the state or transition to company driver if they wish to continue operating with the fleet after the state’s sweeping new labor law takes effect Jan. 1.

The fleet, one of the largest in the country, said it will provide owner-operators with relocation packages if they wish to move and remain owner-operators. A Prime spokesperson did not elaborate on how many operators would be affected...