May 2024

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

The terminals in Oakland are closed today, May 1st. Traditionally, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) shifts its standard, third Thursday of the month, second shift, stop-work meeting to the dayside on May 1st to honor International […]

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

The Port of Oakland is bringing back free harbor tours for the summer and fall. The tours will run May through October. Click here for the full schedule, ticketing and more information. It is a great opportunity to […]

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

We are also happy to report the lawsuit between the East Oakland Stadium Alliance (EOSA) and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) has been resolved in the industry’s favor and reverts the Howard Terminal property back to […]

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

In a zombie apocalypse (hey, people wonder), California is the third worst state to be in due to its dense population centers and low access to weapons. On a positive note, Money magazine ranks Sacramento one of the […]

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

In a zombie apocalypse, Nevada actually ranks second from the bottom. While Reno may rank high in its availability of weapons, it’s dead last in availability of food and places to hide. But, on the bright side, if […]

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

Do you know what this part is? Hint, it is something used in truck or container transportation. Play “Name That Part” on our Facebook page. Click here to be directed to our page and place your guess. Good […]

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

The California Trucking Association (CTA) and Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) are not taking the latest blow to their lawsuit against the State of California’s anti-independent contractor law, AB5, lying down. The two associations lost in the […]

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

It is surprising how quickly the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed a month ago and how quickly the reopening of the ship channel is progressing. The Port of Baltimore accepted its first containership earlier this week, and the […]

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

YOU CAN DO IT! Happy Mother’s Day to all the hardworking women and mothers out there. Whether you need a little boost or are giving one, kudos to you! You are appreciated!

May 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 May

The Port of Portland recently announced it will cease container operations and shutter its container terminal effective October 1, 2024. The port was losing money and was not able to come to terms with the state or a […]

April 2024

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

The above three minute video highlights the importance of trucking and truck drivers to the American economy and way of life. The trucking industry moves everything you eat, wear, and use on a daily basis. Please take a […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

Our sincerest sympathies are with all those who lost a loved one in the bride collapse. It is humbling to watch the videos of the accident. We commend the first responders, who with only ninety seconds to make […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

The old adage “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb” is not holding true this year. It certainly came in like a lion with a massive storm that dropped 100 inches of snow over […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

Most trucking companies around the country started with one truck, one driver, and an entrepreneurial spirit. The desire for freedom, independence, flexibility and earning power remain the motivating factors for the 350,000 independent drivers nationwide. Take a look […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

In June 2022, the US Congress passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA-22). This legislation prohibited ocean carriers from “unreasonably” refusing export cargo as well as “unreasonably” assessing demurrage and detention charges. It also gave the Federal Maritime […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

The federal government has entered the fray and has established Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) sales mandates for trucks. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced their Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy Duty Vehicles – Phase 3. The […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

Do you know what this part is? Hint, it is something used in truck or container transportation. Play “Name That Part” on our Facebook page. Click here to be directed to our page and place your guess. Good […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

In the push towards zero emission vehicles (ZEV), the federal government has come to realize they cannot quickly and effectively replicate the 40,000 commercial fueling stations across the country with electric charging or hydrogen stations. Instead, they have […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

Both cars and trucks have significantly reduced emissions since 1988. Tailpipe emissions of heavy-duty trucks have been reduced by 98.5% since that time. The next effect of this reductions is the total emissions of sixty trucks today equal […]

April 1, 2024 | Newsletter 2024 April

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