Harbor Truckers Protest AB5 Bill

The Harbor Truck Association (HTA) reported that on July 13th, harbor truckers were protesting at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to challenge California’s Assembly Bill 5 (AB5), also commonly referred to as the “Gig-worker bill”. Many companies that hire truckers to move their goods are […]

Ocean Shipping Reform Act Passed House of Representatives

For the first time since 1998, the regulations governing U.S. container trades have received an overhaul. With an overwhelming approval of 369-42, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022, which President Biden is expected to sign soon. TA President and CEO, Chris Spear, said that the Federal Maritime […]

Trucker Recruitment Backed by Biden

The Whitehouse unveiled a new plan earlier this month to ramp up recruitment efforts for new truck drivers. Aiming to improve industry retention and the quality of trucking jobs, the plan intends to increase the number of truck drivers on the road by making it faster and easier to get certified. Officials report that the […]