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Starting Monday, Oakland port will require truck appointments

Beginning June 6, truckers will need an appointment to pick up imported containers at Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal.

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More truckers join strikes at LA-area ports, want classification as employees

Truckers at a fourth Los Angeles drayage company began striking last week, continuing a months-long protest by port drivers at LA-area ports who want to be classified as employees, not contractors.

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Scandal that shorted truckers pay rocks Canada’s Vancouver port

British Columbia’s first container tucking commissioner has resigned after audits revealed Port Metro Vancouver truckers were shorted pay. Meanwhile, truckers suing the office over compensation filed a separate lawsuit against PMV’s new emission standards.

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California bill encourages carriers to report misclassification of drivers

California lawmakers are considering a misclassification amnesty program for drayage companies that would relieve port drayage companies from liability for penalties associated with misclassification of drivers as independent contractors if the company enters into a settlement agreement with the state before 2017.

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Obama sends Labor Secretary to aid in ongoing labor talks at West Coast ports

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez joined West Coast labor talks after port gridlock was exacerbated by another suspension of weekend vessel work.

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Truckers seek investigation of LA port company

Total Transportation Services Inc. truckers want California officials to inspect for health violations at the company’s Carson yard and for Los Angeles port representatives to also intervene.

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Port truckers practice art of the strike

Los Angeles port truckers are quickly becoming proficient in the art of picketing. No, they are not on strike, but have been practicing on an almost weekly basis – just in case.

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You gotta know when to hold ’em, when to fold ‘em

Anyone who’s been to an intermodal port or seen the container ships that serve them knows there is no shortage of big colored boxes being stacked like giant Lego walls. They’re also shuffled all over the place, too often empty due to global imbalances in world trade. That deadhead costs the industry $7 billion a year, experts say. The Wall Street Journal reports, with an enviable headline, “Foldable Shipping Containers Try to Stack Up,” on a ...

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Study: Air quality improves at Port of Long Beach

The cleaner air is due to better technology, not from a slowdown in cargo.

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