Drayage

Drayage

Commentary

There are a number of ideas to solve the congestion overwhelming Los Angeles-Long Beach and ports nationwide, but it will take cooperation from all stakeholders to bring about true progress.

News & Analysis

21 Nov 2014
Recent case law involving the independent contractor model in trucking indicates that companies must cover all bases in order to convince the courts and government agencies that owner-operator drivers are not direct employees, a Southern California attorney told the Harbor Transportation Club this week.
21 Nov 2014
Truckers are complaining about a tariff change that restricts their ability to collect detention payments for excessive wait times and subjects them to $50 fees for avoidable trouble-window visits at most Port of New York and New Jersey container terminals.
21 Nov 2014
A Teamsters-affiliated group in Southern California on Friday said it halted picketing that began this week at facilities operated byPacer ACartage, Harbor Rail Transport, LACA Express, QTS and WinWin Logistics.
chassis at Maher Terminals in New York
20 Nov 2014
Industry officials in the Port of New York and New Jersey have agreed on a plan to create a “gray” chassis pool that would allow truckers to freely interchange chassis throughout the port as soon as early 2015.
19 Nov 2014
The Port of Long Beach today will be the focus of attention by a Teamsters-affiliated group that is attempting to organize drayage drivers in Southern California.
Trucks
18 Nov 2014
The step Los Angeles and Long Beach marine terminal operators are taking to reduce congestion — keeping gates open continuously from early morning till late at night and adding shifts weekly -—will prove to be more effective than eliminating the PierPass traffic mitigation fee, as some groups are asking for, said John Cushing, president of PierPass Inc.
18 Nov 2014
The Teamsters union Tuesday expanded its organizing efforts in Southern California to include drayage companies that service the intermodal rail sector, but striking truck drivers didn’t hamper cargo movements.
18 Nov 2014
The Port of Virginia reported its seventh operating profit in eight months amid record volume in October, but CEO John F. Reinhart said more work is needed to reduce congestion and improve operations at terminals.
LA containers
17 Nov 2014
Harbor truck drivers in Southern California on Tuesday will add two more drayage companies to the three that they went on strike against Monday. The drivers, who have been striking drayage companies in Los Angeles-Long Beach on and off during much of the year, are claiming wage theft and misclassification, and are seeking to be organized by the Teamsters union.
15 Nov 2014
In an effort to beat back congestion that has paralyzed the Southern California port complex, the Port of Long Beach in two weeks will open a temporary 30-acre site for empty containers aimed at freeing up chassis.