Truckers working the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland who were withholding their services from some trucking companies went back to work after winning increased fuel surcharges and some higher payments.

According to the Journal of Commerce, many of the companies the drivers were protesting against in Southern California agreed to increase fuel charges to 6 or 7 percent. They also increased their rates by $5 to $10 per container moved.
The single company involved in northern California, Pacific Rim Transport, agreed to an increase in the fuel surcharge and other demands.
The protest by the owner-operators was a spontaneous action against specific trucking companies. The Teamsters union, however, lent its support and advice.
The Teamsters Port Organizing Committee has set a harbor-wide rally for drivers in Los Angeles-Long Beach for Sept. 26. Drivers in Oakland also plan a rally for that date.