Drayage

Drayage

Commentary

There is an expression, “Build It and They Will Come." For the truckers, it’s “Open It Up And They Will Come."

News & Analysis

25 May 2015
If harbor trucking companies and marine terminal operators hope to survive in the cutthroat port environment, their numbers must be reduced. The industry needs fewer, larger, better-capitalized companies, according to a Southern California trucking executive.
trucks in line at Port of Los Angeles
22 May 2015
If marine terminal operators had their way, the days of individual truckers entering their facilities in search of specific containers would be over, replaced by a model in which containers are peeled off the top of a stack and delivered to truckers without regard to consignee or destination.
21 May 2015
The Harbor Trucking Association of Southern California has formed its own chassis pool to ensure its member companies will have access to the equipment they need even when terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach are experiencing equipment shortages or dislocations.
Port of New York and New Jersey, Maher Terminals
21 May 2015
Demurrage and per-diem detention fees at gridlocked U.S. ports have turned into a multimillion-dollar hot potato. Cargo interests, truckers, ocean carriers and marine terminals are locked in noisy, seemingly nonstop argument over responsibility for the fees. It’s a complex problem with no easy solution — but plenty of finger-pointing.
20 May 2015
In an attempt to ensure sufficient availability of chassis during the summer-fall peak-shipping season, the Port of Long Beach Thursday will meet with potential bidders interested in managing a peak chassis fleet.
14 May 2015
While besuited port industry executives milled about hotel ballrooms at the Virginia International Trade Symposium Thursday, truck-driving men and women in shirtsleeves marched in protest on the streets outside.
drayage truckers at Port of Long Beach
14 May 2015
Southern California truckers who said they were improperly charged late fees for containers they couldn’t return on time to gridlocked ports received mixed decisions in the first arbitrators’ rulings on their cases.
08 May 2015
The same developers that debuted a Web app to cut down on truck drivers’ empty runs are about to launch a new truck-focused traffic app.
06 May 2015
Direct ChassisLink has expanded its Direct ChassisLink pool in Southern California and has contributed to the pool formerly included in the Grand Alliance pool. The Direct ChassisLink pool now has 28,000 units in Los Angeles-Long Beach.
05 May 2015
An employee-based trucking model backed by venture capital that was announced Monday in Los Angeles-Long Beach is expected to gain traction in harbor drayage, but it won’t dominate the industry any time soon.