Dick Call on Washington Mar 2015This past month, Richard Coyle, President Devine Intermodal and 2015 President California Trucking Association, joined a delegation for a “Call on Washington DC.” Richard and trucking representatives from California and around the country visited legislators to discuss transportation hot buttons… infrastructure funding, hours of service regulations, and of course the port slowdowns we all suffered through.

On this trip, Richard was also able to meet directly with Mario Cordero, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, to discuss the excessive demurrage, per diem and chassis charges assessed to the industry during the slowdowns. Mr. Cordero was very receptive and empathetic to the plight of the trucking industry as well as cargo owners.