Costco has dropped Pacific 9 Transportation as one of it’s carriers due to alleged labor abuses by the trucking company.
“The series revealed how port trucking companies in southern California have spent the past decade forcing drivers to finance their own trucks through company-sponsored lease-to-own programs they could not afford.
The longer drivers worked, the more trapped they felt. After just a few months, drivers typically had paid thousands of dollars towards a truck.
If drivers quit or got fired for any reason, most of them lost the truck and everything they had paid in. Many worked 20 hours a day to keep up with their truck payment and feed their family.”
The complete USA Today article can be found here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2017/08/29/costco-drops-trucking-company-accused-labor-violations/612743001/