n.— «Unlike the common vision of a trucker, an old white man wearing a cowboy hat drinking a big gulp full of coffee, most truckers in LA are Latino, some are women, and most speak Spanish. They call themselves troqueros.…Troqueros, or owner operators as the trucking companies call them, are denied benefits given to most employees because the companies contend that they are independent contractors and thus not entitled to collective bargaining rights.» —“Los Angeles: Port Truckers Set to Strike May 1st” by John Riley Infoshop News Apr. 12, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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