Wait times outside terminal gates has long been a complaint by the motor carrier community. Wait times have traditionally been calculated from the marine terminal ingate to their outgate with no account for the time trucks spend waiting to get to the ingate.
The Port of Oakland is installing Bluetooth sensors within the port area to measure just that. The sensors will pick up anonymous signals from mobile devices and measure the time from the first signal ping to the ping at the ingate.
We welcome this new technology and are looking forward to seeing that data.