New requirement for port IDs sparks trucking delay fears

Nov 27, 2006 | 09:38 AM | Sean Barry

Traders have raised concerns over potential trucking delays out of U.S. ports in the wake of a new law requiring all drivers and port workers to carry identification cards.

Trucking companies could face a shortage of drivers as a significant number may be displaced following the introduction of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program, traders said.

Under the new law, identification cards will be required for about 750,000 port workers nationally, including about 110,000 truck drivers. The law is expected to be implemented at certain priority ports by the middle of next year.....

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