PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE

Northern California has a long road ahead to recover from the devastating fires that hit Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties.  It is has been a disastrous fall for many around the country and our thoughts are with you all.

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RICE FIELDS ARE FOR THE BIRDS

Northern California’s rice fields not only produce world-class rice, they are home to millions of birds and other wildlife.

 

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FROM THE DRIVER’S SEAT

ELD’S SHRINK CAPACITY, EXACERBATE DRIVER SHORTAGE AND INCREASE RATES

We have covered the disrupting effects of electronic logging devices (ELD’s) in our newsletter over the past few months.  The requirement will decrease capacity in an already tight market, which is resulting in price hikes.  Rather than have us rehash … 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 NORTHERN NEVADA

WILD HORSES COULDN’T DRAG US AWAY

Wild horses are common place in Northern Nevada, especially out in the industrial area of the Tahoe-Reno Industry Center (TRIC).

Paul Enos, CEO Nevada Trucking Association, recently captured them in suburban South Reno.  Click on the picture above for a short video.

FUN FACT

The semi-final game ended with a score of 2-2.  A penalty shoot-out began resulting in a score of 19-19 until….

Lesson learned:  It’s not over ’till it’s over.

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.

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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.

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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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