Reports of truck drivers planning to boycott freight movement into or out of Florida have sparked a social media frenzy. The planned boycott is in response to a recently passed state law targeting undocumented immigrants, which mandates that employers verify the work authorization of their employees. The bill is scheduled to take effect on July 1.
This development has raised concerns, particularly for the Port of Tampa Bay, Miami, and other ports in Florida that serve as vital gateways to Latin America. The potential boycott by truck workers in the state could significantly impact the movement of freight between Canada and the US into Mexico and South America. As the situation unfolds, we will closely monitor the developments and ensure our customers receive timely updates.
1. Truckers threaten to boycott Florida over migrant crackdown, Freight Waves, May 15, 2023. Accessed May 22, 2023.