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Ari Hoffman

Ari Hoffman

For Seattle City Council District 2

I am a truck driver. Not a big rig, but my company uses box trucks and pickups to deliver event rentals all over Seattle. Half my time is spent in traffic, looking for a rest stop, for a bathroom, or a quick bite to eat while trying not to fall asleep from the long hours of driving is a issue in my day-to-day work life. And my company is recreational unlike the essential drivers who are responsible for delivering our food, our gas, and the everyday items that most of us take for granted. We need to make sure that we implement practical solutions that fight congestion so trucks can move freely. We need to make sure we have parking for the rigs and that the rigs are protected from damage and theft. We need to make sure we have proper facilities for drivers while they are at the ports. I am sure that when all stakeholders are at the table, we can find practical common-sense solutions that can make life easier and more prosperous for everyone.

HoffmanForSeattle.com

Nina Martinez

Nina Martinez

For Seattle Port Commission Position 2

Having watched my grandfather and father fight for workers’ rights, I believe in the need to protect the people who serve, often unseen, our city, county and greater society. My father was an independent truck driver and I grew up understanding the work of the truck driver. I know the challenges of owning a truck and costs associated. As your Port Commissioner, I will listen to your concerns and bring your voice to the commission as your advocate. I believe we need rest areas and facilities designed for personal breaks. This is especially important when truckers have to wait in line for hours at a time. I believe we need more efficient ways to move goods to and from the Port. But, rather than dictating to the truckers what you should do, I want you to inform me of what you need from me. Your hard work and the dignity in which you go about your work deserve the up most respect from all of us. Thank you.

ElectNinaMartinez.com

Round Table

Micki Purcell

Executive Vice President of Round Table Financial

Round Table Financial is a nationwide business funding service committed to helping young, and growing trucking companies discover and take advantage of hidden and untapped capital potential. A leader in providing cash flow solutions to trucking companies, we obtain working capital to meet cash flow needs & allow our clients to operate more effectively, and efficiently, get more customers, more sales, and see more profits! We also recognize the challenges Port Truckers and small drayage companies face, and have chose to support and endorse Pier Trucker Association! We would like to help Port Truckers grow their businesses and support the initiatives that will allow them to be more successful!

RTFinancialGroup.com

Phil Tavel

Phil Tavel

For Seattle City Council District 1

Seattle depends on its Port, and the Port depends on its Port Truckers. The Port of Seattle should be identifying ways to make it easier on Port Truckers, not more difficult. Unfunded mandates and unnecessary equipment requirements are not the path to improving our Port. I support the Pier Truckers Association’s advocacy for fair, productive policies that protect our Port Truckers and our environment without creating an undue burden on Port Truckers. To that end, I support the aims and goals of the Pier Truckers Association and will welcome any input on how the City and Port can improve working conditions and/or expectations for Port Truckers, without whom our Port would not be able to function.

TavelForSeattle.com