Goodbye, Blue Monday — Animal Magnetism

Goodbye, Blue Monday! Thanks as always to The Other McCain, Pirate’s Cove, Whores and Ale and Bacon Time for the Rule Five links! Here’s an interesting piece, primarily a letter from a truck driver detailing some of the problems with Left Coast ports.  Excerpt: The seaports in California are the chief ones finding themselves crippled, […]

Goodbye, Blue Monday — Animal Magnetism

Ports traditionally have had well-developed Unions whose strength are legendary. The ones in California are unfriendly to the point of refusing non-union trucks to enter the port; thus rendering an extremely high percentage (perhaps as high as 90%) unavailable to haul containers. There is no union for Owner-operators, so they are excluded entirely. The enormous trucking companies such as JB Hunt, Schneider, and FedEx are non-union companies also.

Loading onto railcars and shipping the containers to the Arizona state line to change them onto trucks would be a viable solution, but the clear and most sensible one would be for California politicians to remove their heads from the sand and relax the regulations.

Government creates more problems than it solves.

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