December 2023

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

As we close out our 100th year, we reflect on where we have been and where we are going. The entrepreneurial spirit Jim Devine embraced in 1923 when founding Devine & Son Trucking Co., Inc. remains with us […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

To satisfy America’s Thanksgiving demand, roughly 46 million turkeys are shipped during the month of November. That number equates to 26,000 refrigerated full truckloads of turkey moving across the country. WOW! So, if you went to the grocery […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

We featured Jamal Hinton and Wanda Dench a few years back. In 2016, Wanda sent a text with Thanksgiving dinner details to a number she thought belonged to her grandson. The number actually belonged to then 17 year […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

The Oakland Athletics are getting ever closer to a new home in Las Vegas. The owners of the thirty Major League Baseball teams voted unanimously to approve the team’s move. The City of Oakland has not given up […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

The proposed A’s stadium and development project at Howard Terminal created acrimony between the Port of Oakland and industry stakeholders. We lost ground and confidence during that controversy, but now that the friction looks to be behind us, […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

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 […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

The rhetoric coming from the International Longshore Association (ILA) leadership is heating up the closer we get to 2024. The current contract governing 45,000 longshore workers on the US East and Gulf Coasts is set to expire on […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

Since we are recognizing our 100th this year, we have become fascinated by other experiences involving 1923. Here is one: George de Urioste was always intrigued by the story of his grandfather’s 1923 Hudson Speedster, a custom car […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

In addition to the lawsuit filed by the California Trucking Association (CTA) against the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) rule, the Western States Trucking Association (WSTA) has also filed two lawsuits. One against CARB […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

The California Trucking Association (CTA) was joined by the Owner Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) in its lawsuit against California law AB5. As a refresher, AB5 seeks to squash entrepreneurialism by reclassifying all independent truck drivers as employees. […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

The trucking industry is honored to deliver the National Christmas Tree. This year, the tree came from the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia and made stops at nineteen communities along the way to the West Lawn of […]

December 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 December

The trucking industry is also honored to provide the transportation to Wreaths Across America. Each year more than 390 motor carriers deliver more than 525 truckloads of wreaths to more than 3,100 locations in all 50 states. Volunteers […]

November 2023

November 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 November

In the 2020’s, we saw the expansion and upgrade of our electric yard goat fleet. The yard goat is the perfect application for electrification. Goats operate in a closed, dense circuit amplifying their environmental benefits. They have easy […]

November 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 November

We like Halloween at Devine. We dress up and laugh at each other and ourselves. Heck, you have to be a little bit crazy to be in logistics, and we let our crazy show on Halloween. This year, […]

November 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 November

SSA Terminal in Oakland has announced it will increase the Extended Hour Gate Fee from $35 to $40 effective January 1, 2024. The terminal cites rising operational and labor costs as the reason for the increase.

November 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 November

A recent research study shows congestion on US highways cost the trucking industry $94.6B in added costs, 1.27B hours of lost productivity and 6.7B gallons of wasted fuel. WOW!

November 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 November

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.

November 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 November

The California Trucking Association (CTA) filed a federal lawsuit against the California Air Resources Board (CARB) seeking an injunction against the implementation of CARB’s Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) regulation. The ACF regulation requires medium and heavy duty trucks […]

Devine Truck at the California State Capitol Museum
November 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 November

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is not stopping with the Advanced Clean Fleet (ACF) regulation. They are also pushing forward with the Clean Truck Check. It is like a smog check for trucks. The current regulation requires […]

November 1, 2023 | Newsletter 2023 November

After about fourteen years of being on the market, battery electric vehicles (BEV) are beginning to show signs of wear on the US consumer with demand for BEVs experiencing a precipitous decline. Anxiety over the price tag, limited […]

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