Port Truck Battle Drives Off Costco

Carson-based Pacific 9 Transportation Inc. no longer counts Costco Wholesale Corp. as a customer as of late August. Alan Ta, chief operating officer of Pacific 9, declined to give specifics but confirmed that Costco is no longer a client. Costco declined to comment. The retail giant is the first known to have taken action after a push in early August by four Democratic U.S. senators, including Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris of California, who wrote a letter questioning Costco and 15 other retailers about “mistreatment of workers” in their supply chains. “Port trucking companies’ brazen disregard for federal transportation safety standards and workers’ safety and rights is shameful,” the senators wrote.

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