March 4, 2014 - Industry News
Two class action lawsuits were filed late last month against separate California port trucking companies over claims they wrongly classified drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors
Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Wash., has introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, H.R. 4105. The legislation would replace the current Harbor Maintenance Tax, designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports.
Tags: Legislation, U.S. House of Representatives, Freight, Ports, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Port Trucking
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
A new report claims to reveal the “enormous scale and shocking costs of an illegal business practice used by employers in the U.S. port trucking industry”
Tags: Drivers, Teamsters, Port Trucking, Independent Contractors, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators
December 15, 2013 - Industry News
The EPA is announcing the availability of $4 million in grant funding to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing emissions from marine and inland water ports, many of which are in areas that face environmental justice challenges.
Tags: EPA, Intermodal, DERA, Ports, Multimodal
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two container shipping companies have acknowledged they are in talks about a possible merger that would create the world’s fourth largest such shipping fleet.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
November 5, 2013 - Industry News
The South Carolina Ports Authority has announced a new Clean Truck Certification Program to take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
Tags: Clean Truck Program, South Carolina, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
October 18, 2013 - Industry News
Activity at the Port of Baltimore started returning to normal Friday afternoon after an arbitrator's ruling put striking workers back on the job. An arbitrator ruled Friday afternoon the strike by the ILA violated a “no-strike” clause in a national master contract the union signed off on earlier in the year.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Strikes
A strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association continues for a third day at the Port of Baltimore, crippling freight operations.
October 16, 2013 - Industry News
Several media outlets Wednesday morning reported operations at the Port of Baltimore have been shut down due to a strike by members of the International Longshoremen’s Association.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Strikes, Intermodal
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program
Tags: Florida, Freight, Ports
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach surged 16% in August compared to the same month a year ago, with double-digit percentage gains in both imports and exports.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Imports, Freight, Ports, Exports
September 18, 2013 - Industry News
The game plan by the Teamsters Union when it comes to organizing truck drivers serving the nation’s ports is more diverse that it was just a few years ago, according to a new story from the Journal of Commerce.
Tags: Drivers, Port of Los Angeles, Ports, Teamsters, Port Trucking
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have just introduced legislation they say would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Freight, Ports
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED--New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie has rejected legislation regarding the “misclassification” of some truck drivers in the state as independent contractors rather than employees..
Tags: Drivers, New Jersey, Fleets, Port Trucking, Owner-Operators, Ports, Intermodal
August 20, 2013 - Industry News
The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81% since 2005, according to newly released analysis.
Tags: Emissions, Port of Long Beach, Ports
August 19, 2013 - Industry News
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash. and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. have introduced legislation to provide more money for American ports, including many in the Pacific Northwest, by closing a loophole.
Tags: Freight, Ports
August 12, 2013 - Industry News
Two New York legislators are pushing a bill that would allow states to regulate port trucking in ways similar to the Port of Los Angeles program that was rejected by the Supreme Court.
Tags: Drivers, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Fleets, Ports, Owner-Operators, Port Trucking
August 9, 2013 - Industry News
Cargo backlogs continue at the Port of Oakland leaving truckers waiting for hours to pick up containers according to the Contra Costa Times.
Tags: Drivers, Freight, Ports, Owner-Operators
August 7, 2013 - Industry News
Maryland officials announced the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 9.55 million tons of general cargo during its 2013 fiscal year, which was between July 2012 and June 2013.
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
Delays at the Port of New York and New Jersey that started in June are showing no signs of easing, causing cargo to back up at one of the East Coast’s biggest ports.
Tags: Drivers, Ports, Intermodal, New York, New Jersey
July 17, 2013 - Industry News
Truck drivers employed by Australia-based Toll Group at the company’s New Jersey division voted by a margin of nearly 70% to form a union and affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 469, according to a news release.
Tags: Drivers, Intermodal, Ports, Teamsters
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
A new inland port agreement was signed last week by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority and Cordele Intermodal Services to create and expand international markets for regional business.
Tags: Georgia, Intermodal, Ports
June 25, 2013 - Industry News
New figures show container cargo rose by more than 17% in May at the Port of Long Beach, with some of the highest volumes in nearly three years
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Ports
June 13, 2013 - Industry News
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Port of Los Angeles may not impose the placarding and parking requires of its concession plan on trucking companies. This in effect upholds part of the position American Trucking Associations took in pushing for the high court’s review of the port’s concession agreement.
Tags: American Trucking Associations, Port of Los Angeles, Port Trucking, Ports, Intermodal, Owner-Operators, Supreme Court, Litigation
June 4, 2013 - Industry News
Intermodal freight from overseas destined for the U.S. has a new way to make it farther inland without having to rely as much on trucks, through an inland port in Arizona.
Tags: Arizona, Ports, Intermodal
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