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L.A. Port Truck Drivers Lose Work To Coronavirus

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Cranes stand idle at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)
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The spread of the novel coronavirus is rippling through the world economy, and the impact is especially strong for workers at L.A.’s ports — the busiest in the country.

With parts of China locked down to fight the infection, traffic at the Port of L.A. declined 23% in February compared to the same month last year.

Many truck drivers who haul goods out of the port have lost work. But some have more security than others.

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