May 21, 2014 - Industry News
After decades of planning and four years of construction, the PortMiami Tunnel will open in a few days for travel in an effort to speed up truck and other vehicle movements in and out of the South Florida facility, following a dedication ceremony on Monday.
Tags: Florida, Intermodal, Port Trucking
May 14, 2014 - Industry News
Having an appointment system for truckers serving the Port of New York and New Jersey is among one of many items being considered by a task force set up by the port to speed up truck movements at the facility.
Tags: Drivers, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
May 13, 2014 - Industry News
UPDATED -- The contract is between employers who operate port terminals and shipping lines, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association, and dockworkers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Tags: Freight, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, also known as CSAV, have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port Trucking
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
The total amount of general cargo at the port’s public marine terminals reached 9.6 million tons, matching last year’s record.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Port Trucking, Port of Baltimore
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
Shareholders of CSAV have approved a merger with one-time rival Hapag Lloyd, creating the world’s fourth largest container carrier.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
Port truck drivers for Pacific 9 Transportation in California have settled their difference against their carrier in labor dispute, giving them employee rights, including the right to form a union.
Tags: Drivers, California, Fleets, Teamsters, Port Trucking, NLRB, Labor Unions, Owner-Operators, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal
March 4, 2014 - Industry News
Two class action lawsuits were filed late last month against separate California port trucking companies over claims they wrongly classified drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors
Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Wash., has introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, H.R. 4105. The legislation would replace the current Harbor Maintenance Tax, designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports.
Tags: Legislation, U.S. House of Representatives, Freight, Ports, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Port Trucking
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
Some trucking operations serving the Port of New York and New Jersey have stated imposing surcharges for delays they are experiencing due to congestion at container terminals.
Tags: Drivers, New York, New Jersey, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
A group representing the nation’s retailers is urging officials with the Port of New York and New Jersey to do something about increasing delays at its terminals.
Tags: Drivers, New York, New Jersey, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port Trucking
The Port of Virginia has announced the formation of the Motor Carrier Task Force to focus on issues at the state-controlled marine terminals that are affecting the ability of truck drivers to efficiently move cargo in and out of the terminals.
Tags: Drivers, Virginia, Fleets, Port Trucking
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators
December 19, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking companies accused by California of intentionally misclassifying truck drivers a independent contractors, rather than employee drivers, say there is nothing the state can do about it.
Tags: California, Fleets, Port Trucking, Owner Operators, Independent Contractors
December 10, 2013 - Industry News
In an effort to streamline traffic at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Freight Advanced Traveler Information Program Demonstration Project will go live on Wednesday.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Traffic Congestion, Port Trucking
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two container shipping companies have acknowledged they are in talks about a possible merger that would create the world’s fourth largest such shipping fleet.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has authorized a program to continue a multimillion-dollar upgrade of the road network at the agency’s New Jersey marine terminals.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Road Construction, Port Trucking
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently released a study on shipping patterns and industry costs that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the Panama Canal expansion.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Panama Canal, Port Trucking
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week unanimously repealed a cargo fee that has been on the Southern California seaport’s books since 2008 but implementation was delayed repeatedly and the fee was never collected.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, California, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Port Trucking
November 18, 2013 - Industry News
Truckers from three companies serving the Port of Los Angeles took to the picket lines Monday for a 36-hour strike that began at 5am, Pacific time.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Teamsters, Port Trucking
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, Ports, Intermodal
August 12, 2013 - Industry News
Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
June 13, 2013 - Industry News
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Port of Los Angeles may not impose the placarding and parking requires of its concession plan on trucking companies. This in effect upholds part of the position American Trucking Associations took in pushing for the high court’s review of the port’s concession agreement.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Port Trucking, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators, Supreme Court, Litigation
May 15, 2013 - Industry News
Two truck drivers working out of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have filed a lawsuit against the trucking company Harbor Express alleging they should be treated as employees, not owner-operators.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, Ports, Intermodal
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