Two workers locking up a blue container

Last week, the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the employer group Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) issued a joint statement on the status of the contract negotiations saying both sides “remain hopeful of reaching a deal soon.”

The ILWU and PMA began negotiating the contract covering West Coast ports on May 10, 2022. During the past ten months, there has been continual attrition of cargo to the East and Gulf Coast ports. Cargo that originates in or is destined for West Coast locations. Cargo, like water, will find the course of least resistance, and it is finding a course that does not rely on the West Coast ports.

Our hope is that “soon” will not be too late to redirect cargo back to the West Coast.

Latest News


Here we are in the early 1950's hauling insulation materials in Northern California. While much has changed in the last seventy years since this photo was taken, three things in this picture remain constant today: We still haul insulation in Northern California, our...


ALCOHOL LEGAL! The small town of Alamo, NV, which is home to 1,100 people, recently voted to repeal prohibition. This vote overturns the 1985 law banning the sale of alcohol. The movie Footloose comes to mind. LOST & FOUND Take a look at the video above. A family...


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 luck!


You may recall, back in 2020, the Intermodal Carrier Conference (IMCC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) brought a complaint to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) against the ocean carriers asserting the ocean carriers were in violation of the Shipping...


The above video is a snippet of Chris Spears, President American Trucking Associations (ATA), testimony on Capitol Hill regarding the impracticality of California's sweeping proposal to require zero emission trucks starting in 2024. Before you listen, let's review a...

Share This