Drayage is the retrieval of shipping containers from ports and hauling them to inland locations such as rail heads, distribution centers, or stores. It is one of the most important, yet fraught, parts of the supply chain. Many ports in the U.S. struggle to position chassis efficiently, and chassis shortages are a key contributor to port congestion. The issue of chassis maintenance and repair is also a sticking point in employer negotiations with longshore labor unions.

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22 May 2017
Such a move already has support on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have been weighing options to strengthen Federal Maritime Commission safeguards against collusion among carriers in the world’s three major VSAs.
19 May 2017
Although the harbor drayage community has known about the clean-truck mandate since 2008, only 46 percent of the trucks that pick up and deliver containers in Seattle and Tacoma are compliant.
18 May 2017
“We’re angry that the port authority is acting like a real estate broker instead of trying to help the industry.”
16 May 2017
In recent weeks some terminals have been struggling to handle a surge in new business.
05 May 2017
More accurate predictions on chassis demand are needed to reduce equipment dislocations at container terminals.
03 May 2017
TRAC, Flexi-Van, and DCLI now operate competing pools that don’t share equipment.
25 Apr 2017
Installation of the new Tideworks Technology system at San Juan follows the rollout of the system last September at Crowley’s Port Everglades, Florida terminal.
17 Apr 2017
Shippers and logistics operators at recent conferences didn't expect a massive capacity crunch to follow the rollout of an electronic logging mandate this year, but truckers warned there will be an impact.
13 Apr 2017
The operator of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s first ever terminal gate appointment program is expanding the 4-month-old pilot initiative.
11 Apr 2017
Forward Air has expanded its US Midwest-focused drayage footprint to the Southeast.