Many professional truck drivers who travel in San Francisco will soon be required to take a safety training program as part of the city’s Vision Zero action strategy to meet the goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities by 2024.
Oakland police said they cited at least half a dozen people at a noisy protest Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland by truck drivers who are pushing for better pay and help in complying with new air emissions standards.
Hundreds of truckers at the Port of Oakland walked off the job Monday over issues with what they have called unfair conditions.
A group representing Port of Oakland truckers said it planned to halt work Monday morning to push for better working conditions and payment.
A protest by as many as 120 truckers forced some terminals at the Port of Oakland to close temporarily Monday but Oakland police were working to try to keep all the terminals operational, a port spokeswoman said.
Port of Oakland employees have voted to ratify a four-year contract agreement reached after a 24-hour strike last month that disrupted port operations, union officials said Saturday.
The California Air Resources Board and the California Highway Patrol were both inspecting trucks at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, as part of a month-long campaign to ensure compliance with California’s air pollution laws.
The program’s ultimate goal is to reduce the cancer risk for people who work and live in the port area, which is as much as 3 times greater than the rest of the Bay Area.