Port of Los Angeles

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June 8, 2015

So Cal Port Truckers: Inspection Program Causing Congestion

The California Trucking Association recently came out against a new chassis equipment inspection process at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, saying they are causing congestion problems for truckers.

June 5, 2015

Bill Would Authorize Governors to Intervene in Port Strikes

A bill introduced on June 5 would expand the powers granted by the Taft-Hartley Act regarding labor disputes at U.S. ports allowing state governors the intervention powers currently reserved for the President.

February 20, 2015

California Port Carrier Feeling Lockout's Pinch

Shippers Transport Express works from the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, but in the midst of stalled labor negotiations and shutdowns, all the fleet can do is wait.

February 19, 2015

Teamsters to Assist Truckers if So Cal Ports Shutdown

The Teamsters Union announced an effort to provide unemployment benefits to truckers working from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in the event of a shut down.

February 9, 2015

About 100 California Port Truckers Approve New Labor Contract

After only three days of bargaining, about 100 port truck drivers employed by the trucking company Shippers Transport Express, who were reclassified as employees the first of the year and later voted to be represented by the Teamsters Union, approved a collective bargaining agreement on Sunday.

January 22, 2015

Labor Unrest Causes West Coast Ports to See Mixed Volumes

Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6% in 2014 over the previous year, marking the third busiest year in the port’s history, just behind 2007 and 2006 levels

January 12, 2015

Shippers Transport Drivers Join Teamsters at SoCal Ports

Port truck drivers from a major drayage firm serving the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been reclassified as employees and joined the Teamsters Union.

November 12, 2014

Newer Trucks Serving Port of L.A. Contribute to Overall Emissions Decline

Following the implementation of programs at the Port of Los Angeles to reduce emissions from trucks, ships, trains and other equipment, a new report shows the facility has made big strides in cutting back on air pollution.

November 10, 2014

Cass Freight Index Shows ‘Turmoil’

Some freight is having trouble entering the country and moving quickly to final end users while, the “transportation ecosystem is finding itself in turmoil” as freight shipments, particularly imports, climb in anticipation of a stronger holiday shopping season this year.

October 20, 2014

Cargo Volume at Port of Los Angeles Highest Since 2008

The increased volume reflects peak season volumes and larger vessels calling at the facility, according to port officials.

September 24, 2014

Justice Department Gives OK for Container Chassis Pool in California

The U.S. Department of Justice will not challenge a proposal by Flexi-Van Leasing Inc. and Direct ChassisLink Inc. to enter into a chassis use agreement at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California.

September 16, 2014

Cargo Container Volume Mixed at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

The Port of Los Angeles in August saw overall volume increase 6.7% compared to the same time last year, but it fell at the nearby Port of Long Beach.

September 15, 2014

PierPass Program Reduces Truck Turn Times at SoCal Ports

PierPass Inc. has launched a new test program called the Free-Flow Program to reduce the time trucks spend picking up containers at marine terminals.

September 2, 2014

PierPass Diverts 30 Millionth Truck from So Cal Ports

PierPass announced that its OffPeak program reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

August 19, 2014

Southern California Import Container Volume Stagnates, Contract Talks Blamed

Import cargo volume at the nation’s busiest port complex barely increased, if at all in July, due to shipper concerns about contract talks involving longshoremen working at West Coast ports.

August 8, 2014

Truck Electrification System to be Tested at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

The South Coast Air Quality Management District has selected a company to install a catenary system, essentially overhead electrical lines, which supplies trucks with electric power, similar to how modern day trolleys or streetcars are powered on many city streets, while still offering the same flexibility as diesel trucks.

July 14, 2014

Port Truckers End Strike After Five Days

After a five-day unfair labor practice strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, striking port truck drivers voted unanimously to agree to a “cooling off” period late Friday after it was requested by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti.

July 7, 2014

Los Angeles/Long Beach Port Truckers on Strike

Port truck drivers from three of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms began indefinite strikes on Monday morning over claims of unfair labor practices at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

June 20, 2014

NLRB Charges Trucking Company with Dozens of Labor Law Violations

The National Labor Relations Board is charging a California trucking company committed more than 50 labor law violations against its drivers. The action is against port trucking company Green Fleet Systems, which hauls containers in and out of the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.

April 28, 2014

Port Truckers Staging 48-Hour Strike

Port truck drivers from four of Los Angeles’ leading drayage firms planned to go on a 48-hour strike at marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, beginning Monday.

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