FROM NORTHERN NEVADA

USA PARKWAY EXTENSION OPENS

Reno/Sparks is growing!  New businesses, new warehouses, new technologies, and new people are flooding into the area.  The Tahoe Reno Industrial Center (TRIC), about 15 miles east of Reno, is home to quite a bit of this new growth.

To support their prosperity, the State … READ MORE >

CALL ON WASHINGTON

Devine is active in our communities, in our states and at the national level. Recently, as part of a delegation representing Nevada, Bennie Gamble (VP, Nevada) made a call on lawmakers in Washington DC.

We are doing everything we can to instill the importance of logistics to our legislators.

THE DEFINITION OF HUBRIS

Hubris [hyoo-bris], noun, excessive pride or self-confidence, arrogance, see southern California ports.  (Okay, we added that last part.)

Last month, we highlighted the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) requiring zero-emission trucks and terminal equipment, but it warrants further discussion.

The cost of … READ MORE >

FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT

ELD’S BRING SIZABLE RATE INCREASES

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) will be mandatory on December 18, 2017, and there is no doubt this change will impact your supply chain.  The use of ELD’s will constrict truck capacity and lead to rate increases. It is estimated truck rates will increase by … READ MORE >

ILWU ORGANIZING EFFORTS

The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been focusing on organizing the superintendent role at marine terminals. This position has traditionally been a management function, but the union has been successful in bringing those responsibilities under their umbrella at two terminals in … 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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FUN FACT

OKTOBERFEST

Just in time for Oktoberfest celebrations, here’s a story about converting a refrigerated ocean container into a mobile tap room.  Fitted on the outside of the container are 78 tap handles from 40 Maine brewers.

Just like any ocean container, the Maine Beer Box can be transported by … READ MORE >

ROUNDHOUSE EMPTY YARD CLOSES

SSA’s terminal in Oakland had an off-site location to return and pick up empty containers, the Roundhouse. The purpose of the Roundhouse was to improve turn times and cargo flows.  After nearly a year and a half of operations, SSA has decided to close the Roundhouse citing the implementation … READ MORE >

CONSPIRACY THEORY

The earth is flat!  All the pictures and reports of a round earth are a conspiracy! Or, so rapper B.o.B. believes.  Take a gander at the attached video and, if you are so inclined, support his “Go Fund Me” campaign seeking $1,000,000 for satellites to prove his naysayers wrong.

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FROM NORTHERN NEVADA

MUM’S THE WORD IN THE DESERT

There is a festival out in the Black Rock Desert (200 miles north/northeast of Reno) held every year at this time where freedom of expression rules. Interestingly enough we have been banned from using the festival’s name. So much for true freedom of … READ MORE >

FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT

TEXTALYZER

Just like a breathalyzer tests a driver’s breath to gauge the level of alcohol in his system, a textalyzer will gauge whether or not a driver has been tapping or swiping their phone.

After an accident, law enforcement can plug the driver’s phone into the device to check … READ MORE >

TRIVIA

Question:  What is the Latin word for “elsewhere?”

Hint:  This word is often used when a person under suspicion of a crime was somewhere else when the crime was committed.

Answer:  Alibi