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Shipping container crushes car in Los Angeles

Shipping container crushes car in Los Angeles
A shipping container toppled onto a car in a Los Angeles neighborhood near the port. (Courtesy: CBSLA)

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department is keeping a close eye on traffic in the city’s Wilmington neighborhood after a shipping container fell from a moving truck onto a parked vehicle, pancaking it.

No injuries were reported.

The incident comes as hundreds of trucks are entering and exiting the port to help ease the backlog of goods. Dozens of cargo ships are anchored off the coast waiting to unload at the clogged port.

Many residents around the port have put up signs re-directing truck traffic around their neighborhood streets.

“The trucks should not be going through the residential street and we need to put a stop to that getting a truck route,” Valerie Contreras of the Wilmington Neighborhood Council told CBSLA.

“Also, there are too many trucks coming to Wilmington meaning there are too many storage yards and facilities and we need to make sure is regulated.”

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Interesting on how peope are easy to fail to remember, how trucks are the major support of they life, before anyone is born, truck and truckers are part of it, during anyones life, 100%, truck and truckers are supporting ones living, even after ones death, we are there, supplying everything to everyone, before beginning ones life to after ones departure to the enternal life, yet, 99% of people discriminate truck and truckers, advocate against us, think everything is truckers fault, again failuring to appreciate everything they need, have and even waste, because of truck and truckers. Worse among them is shippers,brokers,receivers, and dispatchers who abuse, ignoring that truckers are humans and have needs, most places dont offers toilet or even water for drivers, and if we dare to ask we are treated with such inhumanity thats embarrassing. On the road, 4wheelers, think they can do anything and everything,pulling all cainds if stunts and teasing,provoking a already stressed by FMCSA /DOT stupidity and ignorant rules and regulations, its frustrating to see how unappreciated truckers are, we are under paid,overworked and rules only applies if FMCSA decides to, on so called essential issues they are quick to ignore they own rules and regulation. So people dont want trucks on they road, they parking lot, etc? Well what about regular people start to hall they own stuff. Impossible right? What about business who dont want truckers around start haulling they own goodies, or shippers and receivers who mistreat drivers starts to be fined and eventually, runned of business? WhT about truckers shown little more respect for each other and them selfs, united for better industry, less corruption , better ways to run trucks, botton of line. TRUCKERS ARE HERE BEFORE ANYONE ELSE, AND WILL BE HERE AFTER EVERYONE ELSE. SO PLEASE IF YOU DONT WANT STAND BY THOSE WHO MAKE EVERYTHING POSSIBLE FOR YOU, UNDER GOD, JUST LET US DO OUR JOBS, STAY AWAY FROM TRUCKS ON THE ROAD, GIVE US THE SPACE WE NEED TO KEEP WORKING, IF YOU WANT TO GIVE US DE MIDDLE FINGER, GIVE US A THUMBS UP INSTEAD, YOU WILL BE SURPRISE HOW YOUR DAY WILL GET BETTER.

WONDER WHY THEY SAY IT IS A DRIVERS SHORTAGE GOING ON. ITS NOT, NEVER WAS, WHATS GOING ON IS A HUGE TURNOVER OF DRIVERS, DUE, UNDER PAY, BENEFITS, EQUIPMENT, RESPECT, LOCK OF CARE, ETC. We drivers are the most dangerous work line out here, the most needed worker, without truck and truckers, people wouldn’t have a way to survive, anything one may need or want a truck was involved to make it happen. So SHOW SOME RESPECT.. TREAT TRUCKERS LIKE WE DESERVE, PAY US BETTER, GIVE US BENEFITS, LOWER OUR ROAD EXPENSES AND STAY AWAY FROM TRUCKS.. STOP PLAYING GAMES YOU CANNOT WIN.WE ARE DRIVERS YOU NEED US EVEN AFTER YOU DEATH.

True. I am sitting and not working because of hours and pay. We should not have to work a 14 hour day and drive 11 hours always trying to beat the clock for poor wages. Consider what truck drivers are responsible for. Nurses are also in this same category. Nurses work long hours the doctors and hospitals are paid extremely well.

1000% percent I thought I was the only driver needed to mention that also. Everything mentioned above is true. We are human!!! RESPECT !!!! I may not be the only driver think all the dame drive thru only should close their doors. I don’t grab much fast food but if stuck at a shipper or receiver awhile, and fridge low I’ll try find something close by it happened one day walked up to the door and it was locked they came to the door and said drive thru I said I’m in the big truck turned away and walked off so I did too back to the truck. This my favorite one here restroom for employees only truckers use the portables outside wow. We are fed up with it all !!!!

When I became a first-seat driver in January 1994, I knew what life I had chosen. Almost 28 years at it now, and I’m still satisfied with what I do. I’m single with no kids and no spousal support. About my only gripe is having to limit my speed to 59 mph in Kalifonia when a huge pickup with huge tires pulling a 38-foot RV trailer flies by me at 78 mph and CHP does nothing. The cops won’t ticket them because they’re POV. We get ticketed because we’re commercial vehincles. I want the civilians ticketed for speeding just as we are…

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