Personnel Shift Causes Freight Crunch at US-Mexico Border

Truckers importing from Mexico into the United States are experiencing severe delays and increased wait-times after the U.S. drastically reduced the number of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel handling Mexican border crossings, reassigning them to assist with the processing of illegal immigrants.  Citing a “large scale surge of migrants [...]

2019-04-24T15:38:19+00:00April 24th, 2019|Domestic, Export, Freight Market, Import|

Is the Truck Driver Shortage Real? Study Questions Industry

If domestic carriers are the bloodlines of American commerce, why has this industry found it so difficult to attract and retain drivers to service U.S. supply chains?  And, were the higher trucking rates in 2018 reflective of this driver shortage? The American Trucking Association (ATA) has pointed to an ongoing [...]

2019-04-18T18:53:29+00:00April 18th, 2019|Domestic, Freight Market, Shipping News|

U.S. Trucking, the Congested Road to Balance in 2019

The shipping market may have finally softened after almost a year of tariff increases and U.S. government trade programs wreaked havoc on inventory levels as companies rushed to import additional product and maintain service levels to consumers.  But the mad rush for warehousing, intermodal, and equipment left domestic trucking carriers [...]

2019-04-03T18:18:56+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Domestic, Export, Import, Shipping News|

Shipper Alert: West Coast Port Congestion Expected through Lunar New Year

As reported earlier this month, U.S. West Coast terminals in Los Angeles and Long Beach are experiencing heavy volumes and severe congestion that is expected to last through the upcoming Lunar (Chinese) New Year. 5 TOP CAUSES OF U.S. WEST COAST CONGESTION 1. EQUIPMENT & CHASSIS For West Coast supply [...]

2018-12-20T20:45:55+00:00December 20th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market, Import, Shipping News, Warehousing|

Intermodal’s PSR Impact on Shippers, Chicago Hit Hard

2019 will be a transitional year for the United States’ rail industry; known for its inefficiencies, U.S. rail freight is on the quest to increase train speeds and improve services by taking steps towards precision scheduled railroading (PSR). In September, CSX, the leading supplier of rail-based freight transportation in North [...]

2018-12-14T19:54:58+00:00December 14th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market|

Los Angeles Pool of Pools Calls for Chassis as Mega Vessels Arrive

Recent events have created a dislocation of chassis in LA/LB Port complex and in part, is due to the lingering effects of the Typhoon in the Eastern Pacific. According to the figures provided, there will be 12 extra loader vessels and 3 up-sized vessels calling the LA/LGB port complex over [...]

2018-12-07T21:29:48+00:00December 7th, 2018|Domestic, Import, Shipping News|

Wildfires Wreak Havoc on California and Supply Chains

Three fast-moving wildfires have raged across California within the past week wreaking havoc on millions of  lives. One of them, Camp Fire, has destroyed Paradise, California and leveled the town’s 26,000 homes, leaving most the residents homeless. The wildfire has become the state’s deadliest and most destructive fire in California’s [...]

2018-11-15T13:34:31+00:00November 15th, 2018|Domestic, Industry Spotlight, Shipping News|

U.S. Shippers Frustrated with Chassis Split Delays

Nationwide, importers are struggling to ensure their freight is picked up efficiently from U.S. ports as chassis inaccessibility continues to rise amid cost increases, limited availability and quality of equipment. The decade-long issue has been an increasing problem at ports and railroad terminals for years, resulting in complex arrangements that [...]

2018-11-06T18:45:09+00:00November 5th, 2018|Domestic, Freight Market, Import|
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