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

01 May 2015
Drivers who walked off their jobs on Monday at three harbor drayage companies in Southern California to protest alleged misclassification and wage theft returned to work Friday, according to a statement by the Teamsters-affiliated Justice for Port Truck Drivers.
harbor truckers at Port of Long Beach
30 Apr 2015
The picketing by independent harbor truckers serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach got some attention in Congress after a congresswoman on Wednesday highlighted their efforts and asked whether the federal government could come to their aid.
28 Apr 2015
By most standards, congestion at the largest U.S. port complex is significantly less than it was during the winter, long truck turn times persist.
28 Apr 2015
Picketing by truck drivers seeking union status continued Tuesday at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, indicating that the campaign by the Teamsters union to organize harbor truckers throughout the harbor is not going away anytime soon.
27 Apr 2015
A Teamsters-supported organization that is attempting to organize owner-operator truck drivers in Southern California said Monday a number of drivers were picketing the yards at several trucking companies, as well as marine terminals in Los Angeles-Long Beach.
24 Apr 2015
Encouraged by a ruling late last year that found drivers at a Southern California drayage company were misclassified as independent contractors, a Teamsters-affiliated group is calling for a strike vote on Saturday by drivers throughout the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.
Port Metro Vancouver, Centerm truck gate
23 Apr 2015
The harbor trucking licensing program at Port Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, took a hit after a federal judge ruled the port’s selection process was unfair and that rejected applications need to be reconsidered.
13 Apr 2015
The Feb. 20 tentative agreement on a new coastwide labor contract was a godsend to harbor truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach, with turn times improving noticeably, according to researcher Val Noronha.
GCT Bayonne container terminal, Port of New York and New Jersey
13 Apr 2015
New York-New Jersey port truckers are demanding longer gate hours and more lenient demurrage rules to ease congestion that has kept drayage drivers waiting for hours in miles-long lines outside the GCT Bayonne container terminal.
New Jersey Turnpike smart sign
09 Apr 2015
Container terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey are fighting a seemingly unending battle with congestion that has accompanied record import volume and is producing costly delays for truckers and cargo owners.