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February 28, 2018

Lawsuit Filed Against XPO Over Port Truck Driver Wages and Benefits

A lawsuit filed on behalf of three truck drivers against XPO Logistics Cartage in California alleges that they did not receive proper wages and benefits due to being classified as independent contractors instead of employees.

February 21, 2018

Clean Energy, Harbor Trucking Association Partner for Cleaner-Burning Port Trucks

As part of this partnership, Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members and aid help company fleets and individual owner-operators write grants for funding of clean vehicles.

February 8, 2018

Record Year for Intermodal Containers at Nation's Largest Ports

Intermodal cargo is booming at the nation’s ports. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach both reported record levels of cargo. Georgia's Port of Savannah hit its highest annual volume ever, and the Port of New York and New Jersey also shattered its previous annual cargo volume record, set in 2015.

February 7, 2018

Driving Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport Truck [Video]

Kenworth's latest green initiative is the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT) - a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle with a 100-mile range. Kenworth plans to increase the range with greater hydrogen storage capacity, but for now it's well suited for drayage work at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Watch our in-depth look at the ZECT here. 

February 7, 2018

Photos: Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport

Kenworth's Zero Emissions Cargo Transport is a heavy-duty truck with a hydrogen fuel cell-powered battery-electric powertrain, capable of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Photos: Jim Park  

February 7, 2018

Kenworth Offers Sneak Peek at Zero-Emissions Transport Truck

Kenworth's latest green initiative, the Zero Emissions Cargo Transport (ZECT), is a hydrogen fuel cell powered battery-electric vehicle, capable at this point of about 100 miles of travel fully loaded. Equipment Editor Jim Park got to take the truck for a spin.

February 6, 2018

Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 emissions standards from the ports.

January 4, 2018

Harbor Trucking Association Promotes LaBar to CEO

The Harbor Trucking Association has promoted Executive Director Weston LaBar to the position of Chief Executive Officer, which is a new position for the organization.

October 13, 2017

Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck to Run Routes in California

Toyota Motor North America has announced that its Project Portal Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell truck has completed initial testing and development and will begin regular drayage routes at ports in Southern California starting in late October.

October 2, 2017

NFI Acquires CalCartage, Increases Supply Chain Capabilities

With CalCartage’s expertise, NFI can provide heightened specialization in the retail, e-commerce, footwear, and apparel sectors.

June 30, 2017

Draytech Summit Offers Glimpse of Port Trucking's Future

The Harbor Trucking Association held its inaugural Draytech Summit, bringing together port servicing companies and technology suppliers to focus on streamlining operations on every level, from dispatch to planning to driver hours of service.

June 19, 2017

Southern California Mayors Aim for Zero Emissions at Ports

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California, are aiming for zero emissions at the ports or Los Angeles and Long Beach by 2035 as part of their commitment to adopting the Paris Climate Agreement goals in their cities.

May 19, 2017

Harbor Trucking Association to Host Drayage Summit

The Harbor Trucking Association is hosting its first Technology in Drayage Summit on June 28 at The Reef in Long Beach, Calif.

May 2, 2017

Kenworth Developing Hydrogen Fuel Cell T680

Kenworth announced that it is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell version of the T680 day cab for drayage tractor operation at Southern California ports.

November 23, 2016

Clean Air Plan Encourages Cleaner Vehicles at SoCal Ports

Operation of zero- and near-zero-emissions trucks, locomotives and container-handling equipment would expand beginning in 2019 and culminate with wide use of electric trucks by 2035, according to the latest San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan.

September 20, 2016

New Orleans Port Offers Incentive to Get Rid of Older Trucks

The Port of New Orleans has launched its Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program, providing incentives for local, short-haul truck owners to voluntarily replace 20 Class 8 drayage trucks from model years 1993-2006 with 2012 and newer models.

May 20, 2016

Mack Testing Hybrid Drayage Truck at SoCal Ports

Mack Trucks will demonstrate two zero-emission capable drayage trucks as part of a California-based heavy-duty truck development project led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

March 18, 2016

Lawsuits Push Port Trucking Company Into Bankruptcy

Premium Transportation Services, also known as Total Transportation Services, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing its financial troubles related to driver misclassification lawsuits and legal costs.

February 8, 2016

Misclassification Battle Continues at Ports

Every few months, it seems, we report on a strike or protest at the ports about the alleged practice of "misclassifying" drivers as owner-operators rather than employees. Deborah Lockridge has the latest update on this issue in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

September 1, 2015

IKEA and 3PL Provider Launch All-Electric Drayage Trucks

IKEA Distribution Services North America and third-party logistics company National Retail Systems have launched a zero-emissions electric drayage operation in Los Angeles.


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