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Government-Exacerbated Truck & Trucker Shortages Responsible For California Port Fiasco

Government-Exacerbated Truck & Trucker Shortages Responsible For California Port Fiasco

by Marc Ang Recently, I explored Emily Hibard’s grandfather’s business being forced to sell their old functional trucks to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations. With over 80 container ships sitting idly at the Los Angeles ports, the lack of trucks was one part of the problem. But there are many more government-created issues including labor […]

Senator John Moorlach’s Op-ed: “Keep on Truckin’: Suspend AB 5”

Senator John Moorlach’s Op-ed: “Keep on Truckin’: Suspend AB 5”

      By Senator John Moorlach   ‘It’s absurd to effectively ban “gig” workers while millions are trying to figure out how to make a living from home’ With most Californians hibernating in their homes for “social distancing,” trucking has become even more important. Independent truckers bring us our food, water, medical supplies, clothing and, […]

Slashing Red Tape Speeds Up CCP Virus Response; May Prompt More Permanent Deregulation

Slashing Red Tape Speeds Up CCP Virus Response; May Prompt More Permanent Deregulation

BY MARK TAPSCOTT Commercial truckers hauling essential medical and food supplies were freed from federal rules restricting their driving time when President Donald Trump declared a CCP virus national emergency on March 13. “This declaration will help America’s commercial drivers get these critical goods to impacted areas faster and more efficiently,” said Jim Mullen, acting administrator of the […]

Sacramento’s dismantling of trucking in California

Sacramento’s dismantling of trucking in California

    The Editorial Board California is squeezing the life out of small, independent trucking companies. Gov. Gavin Newsom just signed three bills into law that further tighten the state’s grip on the industry’s throat. As always, large companies will be better able to absorb the fees, regulatory costs and compliance burdens than small companies, […]