MANDATES & REGULATIONS

Truck drivers, by nature, are an independent breed. They appreciate the open road and their independence.

That is why the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate is causing concern in the trucking industry. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is meeting with White House officials to caution them against moving forward with this policy. The ATA estimates 37% of drivers would leave the industry if the mandate is implemented. In an industry already short 80,000 drivers, a 37% decline in available drivers would be devastating.

Further on the subject of being an independent breed, California’s AB5 is looming in the background. If not heard by and properly ruled by the US Supreme Court, the law would effectively ban independent contractor drivers in California and force drivers to become employees or leave the once “golden state.”

These proposed mandates and laws are not good news for the already stressed supply chain.

Latest News

PORT OF OAKLAND CLOSED TODAY

The terminals in Oakland are closed today, May 1st. Traditionally, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) shifts its standard, third Thursday of the month, second shift, stop-work meeting to the dayside on May 1st to honor International Workers' Day....

ALL HANDS ON DECK

The Port of Oakland is bringing back free harbor tours for the summer and fall. The tours will run May through October. Click here for the full schedule, ticketing and more information. It is a great opportunity to see the supply chain in action...and it is free.

MOVING ON

We are also happy to report the lawsuit between the East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) has been resolved in the industry's favor and reverts the Howard Terminal property back to Port Priority Use...

IN THIS CORNER, SACRAMENTO

In a zombie apocalypse (hey, people wonder), California is the third worst state to be in due to its dense population centers and low access to weapons. On a positive note, Money magazine ranks Sacramento one of the Best Places to Live based on its job market, housing...

IN THE OTHER CORNER, RENO

In a zombie apocalypse, Nevada actually ranks second from the bottom. While Reno may rank high in its availability of weapons, it's dead last in availability of food and places to hide. But, on the bright side, if you are looking for a job, Nevada is the place to be...

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