Drayage

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.

Webcasts

Midyear Trucking Report: Is a Rally or Retreat Ahead?
Aug 25, 2016 2:00PM EDT

Commentary

Although growing volumes challenge ports and terminal operators, only shippers are asked to pay for programs like extended gate hours despite the fact that the growing volumes that make such programs necessary result in increased revenue for terminal operators.

News & Analysis

28 Jul 2016
The opening of the first bathroom solely for female truck drivers in one of the busiest terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey this month has highlighted the growing numbers of women drivers in drayage, which could prove vital to ameliorating the driver shortages plaguing the industry.
20 Jul 2016
In trucking, warehousing and, in fact, in a number of industries, worker misclassification is possibly the hottest topic today in labor relations.
18 Jul 2016
Trucks slowed to a crawl, and stopped entirely, creating an extensive traffic snarl at the Port of New York and New Jersey at lunchtime Monday.
14 Jul 2016
Truck lines in Los Angeles-Long Beach got slightly longer in June.
Traffic outside JNPT, pictured, has flowed more smoothly in the wake of a number of productivity boosting measures the port has put in place. Credit: JNPT.
13 Jul 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust is seeking shipper and trade support as it gets ready for a final decision on its truck toll.
Streets scenes like the one pictured did not exist outside the Port of Long Beach before the PierPass system went into effect, but shippers question the cost increases the program has since instituted..
11 Jul 2016
Mario Cordero reacted quickly to an announcement of a traffic mitigation fee increase at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
Long lines such as this one to enter the Port of New York and New Jersey are common around the U.S. and have more drayage drivers turning to "street turns," which help truckers avoid time-consuming trips into terminals to return or pick up boxes.
08 Jul 2016
A U.S. trade group has launched its own online portal to boost efficiency in the drayage sector.
01 Jul 2016
Shippers are OK with paying an extra to help fund night gates at the Port of Oakland.
30 Jun 2016
New direction for trucker-owned chassis cooperative.
29 Jun 2016
“It’s not as bad as it was, I’d put it that way.”