The Road to Drayage Driver Independence

The Road to Drayage Driver Independence

Prior to federal deregulation of the trucking industry in 1980, relatively few large motor carriers dominated harbor drayage, and most of those companies had Teamsters drivers. After deregulation, thousands of smaller trucking companies entered harbor trucking. In the cutthroat-pricing environment that evolved, trucking companies relied increasingly on independent contractors to haul containers to and from the ports.

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