The Port of Los Angeles has reported no cargo traffic disruptions during the first day of an indefinite truckers strike over wages and working conditions at three area drayage companies.
Port owner-operators in Los Angeles and Savannah, Georgia are protesting to demand employee classification instead of independent contractor status.
The owner-operators were protesting low pay, overweight loads and condition of chassis they pull owned by freight companies.
California legislation in effect would ban owner-operators from working state ports.
Report made recommendations to improve efficiency, including reviewing the Traffic Mitigation Fee structure
The $28 million program is designed to encourage owners of pre-1994 drayage trucks that regularly serve the port to buy newer vehicles.
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