July 23, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors, Drayage
June 26, 2015 - Industry News
The Port of Oakland has announced that it is testing sensors to measure how long trucks servicing the port are waiting to enter marine terminals.
Tags: Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking
June 25, 2015 - Industry News
A three-day protest at the Port of New Orleans by independent truck drivers has come to an end after meetings between the truckers and terminal operators.
Tags: New Orleans, Ports, Driver Pay, Port Trucking
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
Truckers at the Port of New Orleans are sick and tired of handling damaged boxes that they don't get paid for and are protesting, according to a local TV station.
Tags: New Orleans, Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking
June 22, 2015 - Industry News
Following an expansion of the Panama Canal in 2016, up to 10% of container traffic to the U.S. from East Asia could shift from West Coast ports to East Coast ports by 2020, according to research by the Boston Consulting Group and C.H. Robinson.
Tags: Ports, Panama Canal, Port Trucking
June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Intermodal
June 8, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, CTA, Congestion, Intermodal, Intermodal Chassis
June 3, 2015 - Industry News
Orange EV has filed an initial order for its T-Series electric terminal truck to be sent to manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago, the company announced.
Tags: Vehicle Ordering, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Orange EV, Ports
May 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Harbor Truck Association has announced that it is supporting a new plan to reduce congestion at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Tags: Ports, Strikes, Port Trucking
May 1, 2015 - Industry News
After a week of striking at port terminals and businesses across southern California, truckers from all of the affected companies have returned to work.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors
April 28, 2015 - Industry News
Port truck drivers from four trucking companies continued picketing at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, disrupting cargo operations across Southern California as far south as the border.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Labor Unions
April 27, 2015 - Industry News
Hundreds of truckers from companies servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have walked off the job to protest what they say are unfair labor practices due to improper employee classification.
Tags: Ports, Teamsters, Strikes, Independent Contractors, Intermodal, Labor Unions
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
Addressing the monumental traffic backups at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Trucking Association called on the ports to adapt to the higher volume and increase gate hours.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey, Intermodal
The Port of Savannah moved 333,058 TEUs in March, setting a single-month record that surpassed its previous high set in October 2014 by more than 21,000 TEUs.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Capacity, Port of Savannah, Intermodal
April 10, 2015 - Industry News
The Port of New York and New Jersey is facing costly delays for truckers and cargo owners as record imports come through, according to a report on JOC.com.
Tags: New York, Traffic Congestion, Ports, Port Trucking
March 13, 2015 - Industry News
The Port of Virginia has begun implementing several policies to ease congestion and address problems for truckers at the busy East Coast port.
Tags: Virginia, Ports, Congestion, Port Trucking, Intermodal
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR, Ports, Research, Port Trucking, Stoughton, China, Railroads
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Ports
February 26, 2015 - Industry News
ACT Research's latest report on trailer order numbers show a strong January, despite a drop from December.
Tags: Trailers, ACT Research, Ports, Trailer Orders
February 23, 2015 - Industry News
The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Friday evening announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering 13,000 workers at all 29 West Coast ports – but problems at the ports are far from over.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
February 20, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Ports, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Labor Unions
February 19, 2015 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Ports, Teamsters, Independent Contractors
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Shipping companies represented by the Pacific Maritime Association are suspending the loading and unloading of vessels during four of the next five days as labor unrest at West Coast Ports continues.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Labor Unions
U.S. retail sales slumped in January for the second straight months, falling 0.8% from the month before, according to a new Commerce Department report and double the amount forecast by many economists.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
Annual cargo volumes handled at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record in 2014, surpassing the previous record set in 2012.
Tags: Intermodal, Ports, Port Trucking, Port of New York and New Jersey
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