Drayage

Commentary

If you think drayage is a tough job today, imagine doing it with horses.

News & Analysis

04 Apr 2014
Truck drivers have been back on the job for about one week now at Port Metro Vancouver, but Canada’s largest port remains quite congested, and moving containers into and out of the harbor is a chore.
02 Apr 2014
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Long truck lines and excessive delays at marine terminal threaten present and future growth at the Southern California ports, a trucking association official said today at the annual Pulse of the Ports meeting in Long Beach.
02 Apr 2014
NEWPORT, R.I. — With a shortage of chassis a major contributor to gridlock at the Port of New York and New Jersey this winter, the idea of a portwide chassis pool is gaining traction as one possible element in an overall solution to the port’s growing congestion issues.
02 Apr 2014
A smartphone application that allows truckers to confirm container availability, vessel schedules and other information i
01 Apr 2014
Port Metro Vancouver is confident that the revised 14-point action plan that convinced truck drivers in late March to end their four-week strike will establish the framework for a long-term solution to the port’s frustrating drayage problems.
31 Mar 2014
Pricing for drayage is like many other aspects of the business — chaotic.
31 Mar 2014
Joe Lozano bid goodbye to port drayage work in February after seven years of hauling containers to and from New York-New Jersey marine terminals. He hasn’t regretted his decision.
31 Mar 2014
Teamsters union officials are hailing a National Labor Relations Board district office’s ruling as a breakthrough in their effort to prove port drayage drivers should be classified as company employees.
31 Mar 2014
Drayage is a fragmented industry composed of thousands of small carriers, with a limited number of larger players. That could change as barriers to entry for owner-operators rise and the number of qualified truck drivers drops.
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31 Mar 2014
With the spring retail season at hand, the U.S. economy showing signs of accelerating and the import peak season six months away, there’s growing concern that shippers and their supply chains will feel the impact unless systemic problems with how containers flow from ships through ports to inland destinations are addressed.