West Coast ports making moves to lower truck wait times in potentially months-long backlog clearance

Several of the 29 ports on the West Coast are taking measures to hasten the process of clearing the cargo backlog that’s built up in recent months due to strained and months-long labor negotiations between port managers and port workers.

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Labor news: West Coast ports near shutdown, Teamsters withdraw Con-way vote

Labor disputes continue to plague West Coast ports, and according to the Pacific Maritime Association, 29 ports on the country’s Pacific edge could shut down within days unless a deal is struck between them and port workers.

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South Carolina port truckers must register for clean truck program before year’s end

After Dec. 31, the South Carolina Port Authority only will admit trucks registered in its Clean Truck Certification Program.

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Tale of two CA ports in recent protest actions

Los Angeles port truckers picketed an area trucking company Aug. 27, while the previous week, Oakland port independents ended protests after leadership agreed to reach out on their behalf.

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Clean Ports bill floated in Congress

The Clean Ports Act, introduced for the third time in as many years in Congress, would give states and local jurisdictions more authority over interstate commerce.

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Supreme Court will hear ATA case against Port of Los Angeles

ATA's lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles' and its 2008 requirements of carriers in regards to using only company drivers and not independent contractors is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Mid-Atlantic states seek to replace older drayage trucks

The Mid-Atlantic Dray Truck Replacement Program will offer $15,000 to short-haul truckers to cover the down-payment on a new vehicle.

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ATA seeks court action

The American Trucking Associations is seeking a summary judgment for its challenge of the Port of Los Angeles Concession Plan.

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