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 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 15, 2013 - Industry News
The EPA is announcing the availability of $4 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports, many of which are in areas that face environmental justice challenges.
Tags: EPA, Intermodal, DERA, Ports, Multimodal
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.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
Activity at the Port of Baltimore started returning to normal Friday afternoon after an arbitrator's ruling put striking workers back on the job. An arbitrator ruled Friday afternoon the strike by the ILA violated a “no-strike” clause in a national master contract the union signed off on earlier in the year.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Strikes
October 16, 2013 - Industry News
Several media outlets Wednesday morning reported operations at the Port of Baltimore have been shut down due to a strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Strikes, Intermodal
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program
Tags: Florida, Freight, Ports
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach surged 16% in August compared to the same month a year ago, with double-digit percentage gains in both imports and exports.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Imports, Freight, Ports, Exports
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have just introduced legislation they say would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Freight, Ports
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 20, 2013 - Industry News
The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to newly released analysis.
Tags: Emissions, Port of Long Beach, Ports
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
July 17, 2013 - Industry News
Truck drivers employed by Australia-based Toll Group at the company’s New Jersey division voted by a margin of nearly 70% to form a union and affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 469, according to a news release.
Tags: Drivers, Intermodal, Ports, Teamsters
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
June 4, 2013 - Industry News
Intermodal freight from overseas destined for the U.S. has a new way to make it farther inland without having to rely as much on trucks, through an inland port in Arizona.
Tags: Arizona, Ports, Intermodal
May 31, 2013 - Industry News
Opponents of an "employee misclassification bill" passed Thursday by the New Jersey state Senate say they will continue to work to make sure the measure does not actually become law. The legislation creates a presumption that a work arrangement in the drayage trucking or parcel delivery trucking industries is an employer-employee relationship.
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators, Teamsters
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
April 16, 2013 - Industry News
The long and tumultuous matter of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program came to a head in the Supreme Court Tuesday, with Justices conducting a spirited discussion with opposing attorneys.
Tags: Clean Truck Program, Supreme Court, ATA, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers, Owner-Operators
The Supreme Court today will hear arguments in American Trucking Associations’ case against aspects of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Trucks Program. The oral argument will be the culminating moment in a case that has been working its way through the courts for more than four years.
Tags: ATA, Clean Truck Program, California, Ports, Intermodal, Drivers
April 10, 2013 - Industry News
Fears in trucking about the possibility of a strike by longshoremen at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports can be laid to rest with the approval of a new labor contract by dockworkers.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators
March 4, 2013 - Industry News
A California Superior Court ruled last week that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.
Tags: Drivers, California, Port of Long Beach, Intermodal, Ports, Owner-Operators
February 4, 2013 - Industry News
A looming strike at East and Gulf Coast ports has been avoided as the months-long labor negotiations finally reached a tentative agreement.
Late Friday, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen, who has been moderating the negotiations since last year, issued a statement indicating that a tentative agreement had been reached regarding the Master Agreement between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association.
Tags: NRF, Ports, ILA, USMA, Strikes, FMCS
January 13, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the American Trucking Associations' suit against the Port of Los Angeles' Clean Trucks Program, with a ruling expected by July
Tags: Intermodal, California, Ports, Supreme Court
January 10, 2013 - Industry News
PierPass Inc. announced an initiative to reduce the number of transaction problems when trucks pick up or deliver containers at the marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
These problems, exceptions from normal processes that result in the issuance of "trouble tickets," lead to substantial delays in container movement through the terminals
Tags: Intermodal, Ports
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