California / Potential port disruption
According to local providers, the trucking community and independent owner-operators are planning for protests at Oakland over California AB5 next week, Monday – Wednesday. It is not clear how much this will impact roads or operations; but we expect some companies will not send drivers to the port if there is risk of harm to drivers or property. California AB5 requires independent contractors to be classified as employees and has a direct impact on drayage providers.
The Los Angeles work-stoppage by independent-owner operators for July 13, 2022 is still being monitored, but you can read more about the planned protest in this article from Freight Waves.