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.