We have been a SmartWay Partner for some time and are pleased to announce we have been named a SmartWay High Performer.

What is a SmartWay High Performer? While thousands of companies partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) each year, High Performers are those who take the lead and achieve significant efficiencies.

We are proud to receive this designation and acknowledgement of all we do to put to an environmentally conscious, efficient and safe fleet on the road. In their own words, the EPA congratulates and “commends Devine Intermodal for its continued efforts as a SmartWay Partner and its contribution to a more efficient, productive and sustainable freight industry.”

Very cool!!!

Meanwhile…back at the California Air Resources Board (CARB) ranch, there continues to be a push to force the adoption of zero emission vehicles (ZEV) in the trucking industry by 2024. It does not seem to matter to these regulators there is not the infrastructure, equipment, range or truck tare weight to make it a practical option, much less attainable in such a short timeline.

Case in point, when California suffered from the heatwave last month, power companies asked terminal operators not to plug berthed vessels into shoreside power. The incident was not the first such request. It happens yearly.

By all means, let us rely on a sketchy electrical grid to move freight within the state. By all means, let us rely on sketchy technology that is neither proved nor reliable at the exclusion of intermediary steps which are both.

Have we not learned the lesson of what happens when supply chain fluidity is negatively impacted?

Latest News

PORT OF OAKLAND CLOSED TODAY

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 Workers' Day....

ALL HANDS ON DECK

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 see the supply chain in action...and it is free.

MOVING ON

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 Port Priority Use...

IN THIS CORNER, SACRAMENTO

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 Best Places to Live based on its job market, housing...

IN THE OTHER CORNER, RENO

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 you are looking for a job, Nevada is the place to be...

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