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SC truckers not facing wage issues that led to Calif. lawsuits, agency head says

Truckers move through the gates at the Port of Charleston’s Wando Welch Terminal in this file photo. While trucking firms are being sued in California for alleged wage violations, the head of South Carolina’s trucking association says labor relations in the Palmetto State are good. File

While California trucking firms are being sued for allegedly misclassifying workers and violating federal wage laws, the head of a South Carolina trade group that advocates for commercial drivers says the Palmetto State is largely free of such abuses.

“My perspective is that the situation here in South Carolina and Charleston is not nearly the same as what’s happening on the West Coast,” said Rick Todd, president of the South Carolina Trucking Association.

“The West Coast situation is more political than le...

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