Truck weight reform legislation known as the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, which is pending in Congress and likely to be considered in 2015 as an amendment to the next highway reauthorization bill, would help shippers address the capacity crisis by giving each state the option to raise truck weight limits on appropriate portions of its interstate highways.
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27 Mar 2015
Terminal operators and equipment managers on the West Coast intend to form a discussion agreement that will allow them to work with industry stakeholders such as shipping lines, motor carriers and railroads to reduce congestion and improve cargo velocity.
21 Mar 2015
Net orders for trailers in the U.S. dropped for the second month in February, but manufacturers will be busy for several months fulfilling an immense backlog of orders.
11 Mar 2015
Mario Cordero, chairman of the U.S Federal Maritime Commission, told the Harbor Trucking Association in Long Beach and TPM last week there is reason to believe that terminal operators will do their best to improve turn times at U.S. ports this year.
11 Mar 2015
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners agreed to extend until the end of September use of a near-dock storage yard for loaded and empty containers. The 30-acre site at the undeveloped Pier S facility was designated a temporary equipment storage yard and was schedule to close on March 31.
05 Mar 2015
The gray chassis pool in Los Angeles-Long Beach has been operating for only four days, but the harbor trucking community likes it.
27 Feb 2015
Penske Truck Leasing and sister company Penske Automotive Group are expanding their heavy-truck leasing business in Australia, targeting operators with older trucks.
26 Feb 2015
Terminal operators are committed to return West Coast ports to normal operations as quickly as possible, but their ability to eliminate the backlogs of containers and vessels that are choking their facilities will be capped by constraints on the availability of dockworkers, harbor truck drivers and chassis.
24 Feb 2015
Don't be fooled by a seasonal drop in net trailer orders in January — a stronger economy and changing equipment strategies are contributing to a "vibrant" trailer market in the U.S., as FTR sales data show.
23 Feb 2015
Transportation company spending on equipment helped boost an equipment financing index to three-year high in February despite lower equipment spending in the energy field.
19 Feb 2015
Six years into the recovery, larger U.S. truckload carriers are finally beginning to expand fleets, not just swap older vehicles for new ones.