Owner operator trucking professionals that have been operating a trucking transport in the Port of Los Angeles might see a little light at the end of the legal tunnel they see before them. The legal battle that has been brewing between the American Trucking Association and the Port of Los Angeles could take several years before any final decision is reached according to many legal eagles watching this affair. A little light appeared in the tunnel before the American Trucking Association the other day as a preliminary injunction against the concession banning owner operator trucking professionals from operating within the Port of Los Angeles was granted.
The legal battle will surely escalate now and the Port of Los Angeles will have to spend more money it doesn’t have during a time when many report that the port could be in serious financial hot water. The port was apparently able to access public funds in its battle to implement its concession against owner operator trucking in the Port of Los Angeles and has to date spent many millions on litigating this affair. The legal costs are probably just beginning to pile up though as it appears that we’re probably going to see this legal battle go a few rounds that will take years to complete. The tax payers can look forward to a large legal bill and very little could be accomplished other than wasting time and money in the end. Hopefully, the two parties involved come to their senses and work something out that allow them to reach common ground before this legal affair gets out of hand. Otherwise this legal battle could get a little heated and it could lead to complications for all involved.