truckersatTWGWest State Alliance founded the Trucker Work Group (TWG) in 2007 as the result of an initiative by independent truckers to improve relations with Port of Oakland administration. The group is co-chaired by a representative each from the Port and from the trucking industry who together select program topics and speakers. TWG 1st Meeting

In its 7 years of existence, TWG has become an exemplary vehicle for communication among drayage truckers and other stakeholders involved in local goods movement. Regular monthly meetings provide Port truckers unprecedented access to information from the Port administration, marine terminal operators, shipping lines and government regulators.

DamianbreenTWG emphasizes a spirit of cooperation among these diverse interests and promotes the resolution of issues in ways that respect the interests of local truckers and the goods movement industry. TWG provides a forum for other community interests to be heard in discussions affecting environmental conditions and the economic and social welfare of West Oakland neighborhoods impacted by Port transportation.

From the beginning, TWG has benefited from a strong relationship with West State Alliance by utilizing our board of directors as the steering and planning committee for program development and co-chair selection. WSA looks forward to developing its leadership in the West Coast trucking industry and utilizing the Truck Work Group as a pivotal element in continuing to improve relations between the Port and the local truckers.