The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that truckers, including those at the Port of Long Beach and Los Angeles, can’t be forced into private arbitration agreements.
By Brandon Nixon | They deliver the cargo and goods that keep our shelves stocked with food and household items and our economy humming. They drive through our communities and neighborhoods, down our freeways and streets and alongside our vehicles every day. They are America’s 3.1 million professional truck drivers.
A federal judge officially ruled last week that certain aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ clean truck efforts could not be enforced by the entity, a decision that does not affect the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program, but may have implications for labor issues currently brewing at the nation’s largest industrial complex.
Just a few weeks after graduating the first class of trained and certified short-haul truckers, Long Beach City College’s Commercial Driver Training Program was awarded a $211,733 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to train veterans and military families for jobs in transportation.