The nation's ports could see a scarcity of container haulers
when the new TWIC cards are finally issued, according to The Wall Street
WSJ points out that many of the 110,000 drivers who
haul containers out of ports like Los Angeles and Long Beach are Hispanic.
While many are working legally, an undetermined number are not.
To get a Transportation Worker Identification Credential, or
TWIC, which will be required for access to the ports, a trucker must prove legal
The Journal quotes a Port of Long Beach terminal
manager as saying, "We need TWIC for security. But it will cause a big