|In effect, what this 2020 determination and settlement created was an inability of half the nation’s truckers from picking up anything from the Port of LA or Port of Long Beach. Virtually all private owner operator trucks and half of the fleet trucks that are used for moving containers across the nation were shut out.|
BINGO! I wish I could rec that post a hundred times. It would be a national news headline if the MSM would do their job.
I came across an article earlier (can't find the link now) detailing how much air pollution was being released by all those container ships jammed up offshore with their engines (powered by bunker oil fuel) constantly running. Idiocy is an over worked term, but it certainly applies to the bone head policies responsible for clogging up the ports.
As an aside, an interstate trucking outfit I had dealings with a few years ago, cancelled all of their CA routes and contracts because their trucks were no longer CARB compliant.