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Judge Reinstates Injunction Against Owner-Operator Ban at Port of L.A.

Posted by Genie Wood on Wed, Oct 27, 2010 @ 02:56 AM

A Judge in California reinstated an injunction Tuesday against the owner-operator ban at the Port of Los Angeles.

The American Trucking Associations filed an appeal seeking the reinstatement of the injunction last month. United States District Court Judge Christina Snyder had ruled August 26 that the port can require big rigs to comply with diesel emissions standards and eliminate owner-operators. Her ruling dissolved an injunction against the ban that had been in place since April of last year.

The American Trucking Associations asked that the injunction remain in place while it appeals Snyder's ruling. Synder agreed, saying that ATA members "are likely to suffer irreparable harm absent an injunction pending appeal."

The Port of Los Angeles introduced a three-year plan requiring motor carriers to transition to an employee-run workforce. The plan requires 20 percent company drivers by 2011, 66 percent by 2012, and a 100 percent employee workforce by the end of 2013.

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