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June 27, 2016

Panama Canal Opens Larger Locks; Impact on U.S. Logistics Unclear

After many delays, the larger locks of the Panama Canal opened this weekend, allowing larger ships carrying intermodal shipping containers coming from Asia to access East Coast and Southeast ports. While there has been much speculation that this could shift cargo traffic away from the busy West Coast ports, how exactly things will play out is yet to be seen.

June 17, 2016

NY-NJ Ports Pushed to Reinstate Older-Truck Ban

Key New Jersey politicians along with activist groups, including the Teamsters union, on June 16 pushed for launching a more aggressive program to replace older trucks operating at the Port of New York and New Jersey to reduce the impact of air pollution on nearby residents, per a Journal of Commerce news story.

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.

May 9, 2016

Program Grants Amnesty to California Carriers That Misclassify Drivers

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office is accepting applications for an amnesty program that will allow carriers to reclassify drivers as employees and avoid liability for misclassifying them as independent contractors.

April 26, 2016

Port Trucking Company Ordered to Court Over Unfair Labor Practices

In what's being called a historic case, the Los Angeles office of the National Labor Relations Board is looking into whether port trucking company Intermodal Bridge Transport engaged in unfair labor practices toward its drivers by misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

March 24, 2016

Rough Seas Ahead: How Changes to a Maritime Treaty May Affect Trucking

A storm brewing at the waterfront over containerized cargo may have a substantial impact on trucking interests further inland. The debate centers around who, exactly, is responsible for weighing cargo containers.

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.

March 15, 2016

Port Traffic Expected to Return to Normal Patterns

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should see its traditional buildup toward the summer, despite difficult comparisons with last year’s unusual patterns, according to one report.

March 15, 2016

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Slip Again, Key Price Indicator Rises

Retail sales in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive month during February, according to a new preliminary Commerce Department report, raising some concerns about overall economic growth this year.

January 8, 2016

Commentary: Four Lessons to Learn From 2015

We’ve all heard the saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s one to take to heart looking back at 2015.

December 23, 2015

Port Drivers Awarded $6.9 Million in Back Pay

The California Labor Commissioner’s office has awarded 38 truck drivers $6.9 million in back pay after ruling that the drivers had been improperly classified as independent contractors.

November 2, 2015

Port Strike Ends in California

After five days of picketing, the most recent job action by port truckers has come to an end at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

October 28, 2015

Port Drivers Strike Again Over Misclassification Issue

This week, truck drivers went on strike at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach over employee misclassification and wage theft.

October 22, 2015

Focus On... TransPower's Electric Class 8 Tractor [Video]

True zero-emissions freight transportation is closer to reality than you might think. We recently had a opportunity to test drive one, a TransPower electric Class 8 truck, and found it to be a very functional alternative to a diesel tractor.

September 24, 2015

Crux Systems App Tracks Freight Orders

Crux Systems released an app that provides truck drivers, marine terminals and freight brokers with insight into delivery order status, container availability, routes and processing.

August 28, 2015

Southern California Ports to Adopt Appointment System

To reduce truck congestion, a cargo appointment system will be adopted by 10 terminals operating out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

August 18, 2015

Intermodal Freight Slows Shift to East Coast

As intermodal freight enters peak shipping season at the nation's ports, West Coast ports appear to be slowing the diversion of freight to East Coast ports. At the same time, East Coast ports are working to extend their inland reach, according to published reports.

August 5, 2015

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma Agree to Alliance

The ports of Seattle and Tacoma voted Aug. 4 to formally launch the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which unifies the cargo operations of the two Northwest ports in a bid to attract more cargo to the region.

August 4, 2015

N.Y/N.J. Ports Set Record Pace for Cargo Volume

Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey hit a record pace during the first six months of 2015.

July 23, 2015

Contractor/Employee Debate Heating up at Ports

Are drivers who handle the drayage of intermodal containers into and out of the nation's ports employees or independent contractors? The controversy was visible this week at ports on both coasts.

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