PierPass Terminals Embrace Appointment Systems at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach

PierPass announced that 10 of its member container terminals have agreed on a coordinated initiative to establish appointment systems for trucks. This is important news to reduce waits for drayage truckers.  It’s one of the major causes of delays for cargo getting where it’s going.

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Source: PierPass Terminals Embrace Appointment Systems at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to Control Congestion | Business Wire

Soft trucking spot market largely decoupled from contract market

Apparently large carriers and shippers are increasing rates to help hire good drivers and pay more.   This article says shippers are also more willing to help with delays to turn equipment more quickly.

Source: Soft trucking spot market largely decoupled from contract market | AS Daily Newsletter | AS Daily | American Shipper

Nationwide Truck Parking Needs

US Department of Transportation has completed a study on availability of truck parking.  It’s not promising.  With the required more frequent rest periods, truckers have to be able to park.  They could actually be in violation if they pass by a place thinking it is too early.  Quite a mess.  Whose problem is it to fix?

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USDOT ‘Jason’s Law’ Survey Reaffirms Nationwide Truck Parking Needs | Department of Transportation.

The actual report in HTML is below.  You can also download the 100 page pdf from the site.

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Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey Results and Comparative Analysis – FHWA Freight Management and Operations.