Bennie at NV Capitol

CAPITOL GAINS

Recently, Bennie Gamble, VP Nevada for Devine Intermodal made a call on Nevada’s state capitol to talk to lawmakers about issues important to trucking specifically and to logistics as a whole.

At the same time, the American Trucking Associations, “Share the Road” truck and trailer were on site giving lawmakers … READ MORE >

SHIP

TECH TALK

The fertilizer company Yara is building an autonomous, emission-free containership. The ship will transport fertilizer from their production plant in Porsgrunn, Norway to their distribution points of Brevik and Larvik, Norway.

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Cranes Port of Oakland

RAISING CRANE

The Port of Oakland is planning for the future by preparing for the mega ships and their inevitable calls on US West Coast ports.  These behemoth ships require taller cranes in order to reach the top layers of containers on fully loaded ships.  So, to be ready, the port has … READ MORE >

POOL

GET YOURS TODAY

In past newsletters, we have showcased homes made from old shipping containers, but this video demonstrates a new twist on what can be done with retired shipping containers.  A container swimming pool!

Get yours in time for some summer fun.

SPEED

SPEEDERS REJOICE

While it does not apply to trucks, the speed limit in Northern Nevada between Fernley and Winnemucca has been raised to 80 mph! Watch the video above for more details.

For all you speed demons, lead-foots, and autoists…sounds like a summer road trip is in order.

Name That Part June 2017

NAME THAT PART

Do you know what this part is? It is something used in truck or container transportation.

 

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TEXAS TO INCREASE WEIGHT LAWS

The United States’ agricultural and resin shipping communities have long been pushing to increase the 80,000lb maximum truck weight restriction.  Across the country, 80,000lbs is the maximum weight allowed for the combination of truck, chassis, container and cargo as well as the combination of truck, trailer and cargo.

Resin is … READ MORE >

dog bear

FUN FACT

 

NIMBY (not in my back yard) usually applies to an unwanted development in ones neighborhood, but this dog took it to a whole new level.  Check out the video above.

China Silk Road

WHAT’S CHINA UP TO NOW?

Remember the Silk Road of ancient times? China is looking to recreate and modernize the overland trade route.  One Belt, One Road is the what they are calling it, and the plan is to connect Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa via a vast network of roads, ports, railways … READ MORE >

Front row left-right:  Haidy Vazquez, Judy Romero, Amber Sykosky, Lacey Torres
Back row left-right:  Tammy Sanders, Melissa Bruns, Carl Dolk, Karen Vellutini, Kathie Baker, Stephanie Gonsalves

WE’RE #1

Devine takes home the gold!

The California Trucking Association (CTA) held its annual Fleet Safety Award dinner last month. For the second year in a row, Devine takes home the top prize in the intermodal division. This award “exemplifies leadership in keeping California highways safe.”

As you can see from … READ MORE >

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FROM NORTHER NEVADA: RENO SAFETY MEETING

Our commitment to safety was in full force at our Reno Driver Safety Meeting last month.  Quarterly, we gather the fleet at each of our terminals to review safe driving skills and general housekeeping.

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West Coast Dockworkers Hold Day-Long Work Stoppage To Protest Iraq War

MAY DAY, MAY DAY

Oakland’s marine terminals are closed today. The ILWU’s May stop work meeting, normally held on the night shift on the third Thursday of the month, has moved to the day shift on Monday, May 1st to coincide with International Workers’ Day.

For those unfamiliar with this “holiday,” Wikipedia defines it as … READ MORE >