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April 16, 2013

Justices Pose Close Questions in LA Port Case

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.

April 16, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear LA Port Case Today

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.

April 10, 2013

ATA: Trucking is Prepared for Panama Canal Expansion, but Challenges Exist

Trucking is prepared for the projected increases in freight to come from the expansion of the Panama Canal, but the country still faces challenges related to congestion and the condition of our infrastructure, an American Trucking Associations representative said on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

April 10, 2013

East Coast and Gulf Coast Port Workers Approve New Contract

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.

March 4, 2013

California Court Rules Long Beach Drivers Employees, Not Contractors

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.

February 4, 2013

Strike Averted at East and Gulf Coast Ports

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.

January 13, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge of LA Ports' Clean Trucks Program

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

January 10, 2013

Initiative Launched to Speed Cargo Moves at the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach

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

January 8, 2013

Balqon Gets Electric Truck Grant for Port Drayage Applications

Balqon Corp., a developer of electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium battery storage devices, announced $925,000 in funds earmarked for Balqon Corp. by the Department of Energy to develop three on-road electric trucks, Model MX-30 for use at the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

December 28, 2012

East and Gulf Coast Port Strike Averted

Dockworkers and their employers agreed to extend contract negotiations for an additional 30 days after coming to an agreement on container royalties, avoiding a strike that would have shut down 15 East Coast and Southeast ports from Maine to Texas when the contract expired at midnight on Dec. 30

December 21, 2012

Millard Refrigerated Services Locating New Facility in S.C.

Millard Refrigerated Services announced plans to develop and operate a new cold storage distribution facility in Charleston County, S.C. "The facility will give us access to the world-class port in Charleston and provide an efficient hub for our customers along the East Coast and throughout the Southeast," said Lance Larsen, president and CEO of Millard Refrigerated Services.

December 20, 2012

Retailers, Intermodal Trucking Worry About Potential Port Strike

A coalition of more than 100 local, state and national trade associations sent a letter to President Obama yesterday urging action to prevent an East and Gulf Coast port strike next week over intermodal container handling

December 17, 2012

NRF Urges President Obama to Intervene in Port Negotiations

The National Retail Federation sent a letter to President Obama to express the retail industry's growing concern about the possibility of a contract agreement not being reached between the International Longshoremen's Association and the United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd.

December 5, 2012

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Reopen After Strike

Striking clerical workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are back at work this morning, after they agreed to a new contract with terminal operators last night. The eight-day strike crippled the nation's busiest ports

November 26, 2012

Superstorm Sandy

We named Hurricane-turned-Superstorm Sandy one of our top 10 trucking-related news stories for 2012.  The storm that hit the Northeast in late October disrupted fuel supplies, closed tunnels and bridges due to high winds and flooding, damaged and destroyed thousands of trucks, trailers and intermodal containers. 


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