Drayage

Drayage

Commentary

Unlike McDonald’s, where a Big Mac is the same wherever you go, services provided by ocean carriers are anything but uniform, and that leads to much of the chaos we see today at terminals and inland points when it comes to first- and last-mile operations.

News & Analysis

01 Oct 2014
An industry group working to improve operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey appears to be moving closer to an agreement on how to implement a portwide pool of interchangeable “gray” chassis.
Shanghai, China
30 Sep 2014
Container port congestion has been a hot topic this year, with issues including late ship arrivals; strikes, or fears of strikes, and their impact; terminal projects; and adverse weather conditions popping up across the world. While some congestion is caused by short-term issues, certain world regions may be at greater risk of persistent congestion in the longer term.
Old Dominion Freight Line drayage truck.
29 Sep 2014
Old Dominion Freight Line is expanding its U.S. intermodal drayage network at ports and inland railheads, strengthening the less-than-truckload carrier's connections with global shippers.
27 Sep 2014
One of the unintended consequences of the Los Angeles-Long Beach PierPass program, which includes a traffic mitigation fee on containers that move during the day peak-time hours, is that retailers send their trucks to the harbor at night specifically to avoid the fee.
19 Sep 2014
The Labor Department has awarded $10,225,183 to help 19 states crack down on companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors or fail to report wages that support unemployment insurance.
APL at Port of Los Angeles
12 Sep 2014
When APL earlier this week informed its importer customers that the APL Norway was being diverted from Los Angeles “due to congestion at Global Gateway South,” it caused all importers and exporters that use the Los Angeles-Long Beach gateway to cringe. Would other terminals in the nation’s largest port complex plunge into another round of congestion?
11 Sep 2014
PierPass Inc. is launching a program in Los Angeles-Long Beach that could lower truck turn times for large importers to as little as 11 minutes, compared to the 45 to 60 minutes it generally takes now when terminals are operating efficiently.
11 Sep 2014
Hub Group said it expects its costs to rise at least temporarily with the company’s conversion of its 350 California drayage drivers to company employees in order to settle litigation alleging they were misclassified as independent contractors.
10 Sep 2014
A $20 million federal grant will help the Port of Seattle extend upgrade equipment to handle two post-Panamax vessels at once.
09 Sep 2014
Hub Group Trucking is converting its owner-operator drivers into company employees for its California drayage operations, citing increasing threats of litigation over alleged misclassification of drivers’ employment status.