BYLINE: James P. Hoffa
On Nov. 4, Ramon Leos-Placencia was crushed and killed by his own truck while hooking up to a chassis at the APM Terminal in Los Angeles. Tragically, his own 16-year-old son was behind the wheel. What's wrong with this picture? Everything.
Tens of thousands of drivers are fleeing an industry for more lucrative jobs and are being replaced in the ports by drivers who are unlicensed, undocumented or uninsurable, and - in this case - underage.
As the industry struggles with double-digit growth, crises with the environment, national security, road congestion and driver shortages …