Statement Regarding Truckers Protests Over AB5
“We understand the frustration expressed by the protestors at California ports,” said Danny Wan, Executive Director, Port of Oakland, “But, prolonged stoppage of port operations in California for any reason will damage all the businesses operating at the ports and cause California ports to further suffer market share losses to competing ports.”
AB5 is state law adopted in 2019 that the courts have affirmed when the United States Supreme Court denied review of the law. The State is now offering resources to help truckers comply with the law.
“Truckers are vital to keeping goods moving,” said Wan, "We trust that implementation of AB5 can be accomplished in a way that accommodates the needs of this vital part of the supply chain.”