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On the heels of California’s new joint liability law, which underscores the responsibility beneficial cargo owners (BCO’s) hold within their supply chains, workers and activists are now turning to BCO’s to ensure their trucking contractors are in compliance with labor standards. Global mining giant Rio Tinto is the latest example of companies that have been trying to clean up their…

The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) dropped the hammer on two of NFI’s flagship drayage companies right before the New Year.  California Cartage Express (CCX) and California Multimodal (CMI) were ordered to pay nearly six million dollars to 24 drivers who filed claims for unlawful deductions, unreimbursed expenses, unpaid minimum wages, and failure to pay meal and rest…

Last year, global supply chain leader NFI purchased SoCal-based Cal Cartage, which NFI had called “the premier U.S. port logistics provider.”  Cal Cartage is by far the largest drayage provider at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach, and NFI would have reasonably expected this purchase to rocket the company to the top of the drayage industry, in part because…

The Los Angeles City Council is preparing to demand the Port of Los Angeles and other City agencies investigate and report on actions to fix labor problems in the drayage and warehouse industries on port property. At a Special Meeting of the Trade, Travel, and Tourism Committee on November 28, 2017, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Joe Buscaino (CD 15) and Mike…

 With infrastructure investment high on national agenda, call for reforms to bring ports into modern era. While rebuilding America’s infrastructure is high on the national agenda, there are few specifics on priority investments nor is there consensus on how to pay for these investments. Still, many would agree that ports are key pieces of our nation’s economic infrastructure. At a…

Latest port driver strike at Ports of LA/Long Beach ties up cargo Late last month, port truck drivers and warehouse workers serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach expanded their protests against false classification as independent contractors and alleged wage theft. (see, "Port truck drivers, gig-economy workers have much in common") The California Cartage family of companies bore…

  Driver classification roundup While the Hanjin bankruptcy has grabbed the headlines over the past few months laying bare endemic challenges to the global supply chain, port and truck driver classification remains an on-going area of contention. Here are the latest developments in truck driver employment classification. The consensus seems to point in a new direction: On October 25, Region…

Government investigations of port trucking companies continue, most recently landing two port trucking company owners in jail. The owners of Metro Worldwide, Inc, which operates at both the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports, were recently arrested for insurance fraud by the Los Angeles County District Attorney on April 28, 2016. According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, Alvin…

State agencies are not the only governmental actors scrutinizing misclassification at port trucking companies. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is now weighing whether misclassification in and of itself constitutes a violation of federal labor laws. Following an investigation, Region 21 of the NLRB recently found merit to charges filed by the Teamsters union that port drayage company Intermodal Bridge…

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