AWARD WINNING DRIVERS

Our drivers are the cream of the crop.  Seven of the “best of the best” were honored recently at California Trucking Association’s Annual Driver Awards Banquet.

We salute you, gentlemen, and all that you do to ensure the safety of yourselves, the cargo you carry and motoring public.

WE START THEM YOUNG

The Children’s Museum in Portsmouth, VA has a hands-on exhibit where kids (and parents/grandparents) can load and unload a container ship.  It is a great way to expose the public to the positive contributions of logistics.  We think it is pretty darn cool…so did little Allison.  She is the … READ MORE >

FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT

YES, VIRGINIA, INTERMODAL TRUCKING WILL BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED BY ELD’S

We have been asked by many of our customers if the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate going into effect on December 18th will affect the movement of their ocean containers.  The short answer is yes.

The longer answer is … READ MORE >

A BADGE OF HONOR

The Girl Scouts have a new badge to earn…Women in Trucking.  The program entitled “Trucks Are for Girls” provides participants exposure to trucks as well as the impact trucking has on their lives. The goal is to educate … READ MORE >

OAKLAND, QUEUE THE HAPPY DANCE

Last night, the Port of Oakland’s Board of Commissioners gave the final approval to turn 180 acres of the former Oakland Army Base into the largest in-port, state-of-the-art logistics center.

The port has partnered with CenterPoint Properties to develop a $52M logistics facility, which will, in Phase I, offer … READ MORE >

NAME THAT PART

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

 

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FROM THE NORTHERN NEVADA

WIND IS NO JOKE

The above picture was taken in Wyoming prior to the Thanksgiving holiday and is a good reminder that winds are a serious issue for trucks.  Trucks are top-heavy and prone to getting blown over in high winds and wind gusts. We face this weather issue, … READ MORE >

FUN FACT

The need for speed.  Swedish automaker Koenigseeg won the World’s Fastest Production Car title when their Agera RS clocked 284.2 mph on a Nevada roadway.

Click on the picture above for an in-car video of what 280 mph speed feels like.

NOT SO FUN FACT

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Air Action Plan 3.0 targets the industry (logistics) that accounts for less than 1% of Southern California’s total NOx, PM10, PM2.5, DPM and SOx emissions. What about the industries that produce the remaining 99+% of these pollutants?  Do you hear that? … READ MORE >

CALIFORNIA FUEL TAXES JUMP

The above two photos were taken one day apart at a nearby gas station.  The photo on the left depicts fuel prices yesterday, October 31st, and the one on the right is today’s, November 1st, fuel prices.  Why the steep increase? Because California’s legislature and governor approved SB1, … READ MORE >

CLEAN AIR ACTION PLAN GOES TO A VOTE TOMORROW

The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are forging ahead with their Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) requiring zero-emission trucks and terminal equipment. The plan, which has come under fire by everyone in the industry except for the two ports, will be put to a vote by the … READ MORE >

HALLOWEEN BRINGS OUT THE CRAZIES

Well, it certainly taps into our inner crazy at Devine.  We love the holiday and dress up to prove it.  We had werewolves, Elsa, Cat in the Hat, beauty queens…you get the picture.

Fun was had by all!