December 2022

Two workers locking up a blue container
December 1, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 December

We are hoping for a Christmas miracle as the negotiations drag on between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). Since the contract expired on June 30th, we have seen labor actions […]

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December 1, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 December

Meet Brad and his 92-year-old Grandma Joy. Back in 2015, the two set out on a mission to visit all 63 National Parks. They have visited 62 thus far and are on track for number 63. Hear their […]

Picture of a bunch of people dressed up as Santa Claus under the Reno arch, holiday lights.
December 1, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 December

HOLIDAY FUN The Santa Crawl will be in held in Reno on Saturday, December 10th. Details here. Don a Santa costume or festive attire and have fun!

December 1, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 December

WORLD CUP CONTAINERS The FIFA World Cup is underway in Qatar. How does a small desert country accommodate the 1.2 million fans expected to visit the country to attend games? In shipping containers, of course. Take a look […]

Picture of a truck part for a monthly contest
December 1, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 December

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

areal picture of container yard
December 1, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 December

Congress used the 1926 Railway Labor Act to invoke their authority to intervene in railroad labor negotiations. The House approved legislation to force union members to accept the terms of the negotiated contract. Once passed by the Senate, […]

aerial view of oakland a future stadium by the bay
December 1, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 December

Some Congress members are concerned about giving Oakland federal grant funding to pay for the Oakland A’s stadium. Given the recent supply chain crisis, these Congress members are not eager to hand over limited port property for a […]

November 2022

A bunch of ladies standing in front of office celebrating halloween in costumes
November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

Our first post-pandemic Halloween celebration was all about happy thoughts…ponies, rainbows, butterflies, cartoon characters and 80’s icons. Fun times!

Picture of a dog in a blue hallow monster costume
November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

Dogs in costumes…who does not love that?!? Adorable and fun! Push through to the 48 second mark to skip the opening commentary.

November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

It has been a fun week in Oakland. Wednesday morning November 2nd, Local 34 (clerks) picketed outside the terminal gates. Local 10 (crane operators) did not cross the line and eventually went home. The pickets started at Everport, […]

Picture of a clock with caption that says Fall back
November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

Reminder…it is time to move your clocks back one hour on Saturday night. We will get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night, and we will be enjoy it again on Monday morning when the alarm goes […]

Women dancing on a pole
November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

OVERCOMING ADVERSITY Sans the jokes about pole dancing and its connection to Reno, this story is quite inspiring. Livelong athlete, Christine Hotchkin, suffered two strokes and made a remarkable recovery to earn a spot representing the United States […]

Rainbow behind Devine truck
November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

ENVIRONMENTAL BLINDNESS We are coining a term for those who push through environmental regulations without practical consideration to the whole chain of events…Environmental Blindness. First, we stand by our statement, “We are not opposed to clean air. We […]

November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

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

November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

When your husky is determined to fit in the baby carrier…. This fellow knows the one in the carrier gets the most attention, so why not give it whirl and see if it works?

November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

One good thing that has come out of the supply chain crisis is government funding for port infrastructure improvements. The US Department of Transportation has announced it will award $703M in grants, including to the Port of Oakland […]

November 4, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 November

Sacramento recently ranked sixth in the nation as a “Foodie City.” Very cool. We were already the Farm-to-Fork capital and are pleased with our new ranking. How did we get here and rank above some famous foodie cities? […]

October 2022

October 3, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 October

California’s AB2406, sponsored by Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, supported by the California Trucking Association (CTA) and passed by both houses of the state legislature, was signed into law by Governor Newsom last Friday. Moving this bill forward is […]

October 3, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 October

A RIDE FIT FOR A QUEEN During World War II and upon turning 18, Princess Elizabeth insisted on joining the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS). There she trained to be a truck driver and a mechanic.

October 3, 2022 | Newsletter 2022 October

Fall is a great time of year in Northern California and Northern Nevada. The weather is pleasant, the trees are turning, and the outdoors are calling. For ideas about what to do in the area this autumn, take […]

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