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Voters approve infrastructure funding initiatives in several states

New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas, Louisiana and Rhode Island voters approved measures in Tuesday's election to provide funding for infrastructure projects in their respective states.

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Van freight ‘unseasonably strong,’ reefer holding — rates haven’t followed up with volumes

The past couple of years have seen the Fall freight season dwindle in intensity, but it's lasted through December and January due to e-commerce. In this weekly spot market update, intel on just what markets are benefiting dry vans and reefers.

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Major maritime carrier woes could propel truckload rates in some lanes

Data from loadboard DAT reveals lane-specific effects since Hanjin’s late-August bankruptcy. Key lanes out of the Los Angeles market have seen rates spike in recent weeks as load-to-truck ratios soared on the heels of Hanjin ships docking and unloading at L.A.-area ports.

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Truckers will soon be able to work Port of Oakland on Saturdays

The Port of Oakland intends to become one of the few U.S. ports to offer off-peak shifts by adding full Saturday operations.

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Port news: 6-mile line of trucks prompts call for port changes, truckers fight gridlock fees on West Coast

Port gridlock on both sides of the U.S. — and its impact on trucking — sparked push back from trucking groups seeking to fight unreasonable traffic and wait times and fees deemed unfair.

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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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