Month: December 2020

Long Beach works to boost dual transactions

Only about 20% of all truck visits to Los Angeles and Long Beach marine terminals involve dual transactions, which is exacerbating congestion at the Southern California gateway. That’s spurring the Port of Long Beach to partner with its terminal operators on an initiative to ensure that at least half of all trucker visits to the […]

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LA-LB Chassis Providers Pilot New Stop/Start Site

Chassis providers are piloting a temporary stop/start yard for the return of bare chassis, as well as empty containers awaiting return to Asia, in an effort to mitigate mounting congestion problems at Southern California ports. The Pool of Pools — the entity established by intermodal equipment providers (IEPs) Direct ChassisLink, TRAC Intermodal, and Flexi-Van Leasing […]

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US Trucking Employment Gaining but Still Sagging

The number of US truck drivers operating is recovering, but a large year-over-year shortfall in the number of trucking employees continues to act as a constraint on available truck capacity. For-hire trucking added 7,700 jobs in November, bringing the number of trucking jobs added since April to 69,300, according to data not adjusted for seasonality […]

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No easy fixes for US rail in 2021

Intermodal shippers expecting easy fixes to rail reliability issues that plagued 2020 are apt to be disappointed next year. While intermodal executives are eager to sit with railroads and cargo owners in 2021 to discuss what can be done to solve the supply chain congestion, there are no easy solutions. And universally accepted ideas — […]

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