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Port trucking companies' responses to the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement's (DLSE) flurry of decisions closing out 2015 took a new twist.  Instead of appealing the decisions, the three companies involved - Pacific 9 Transportation, Fargo Trucking and WinWin Logistics - let all but a handful of the more than 100 decisions stand. The companies' inaction essentially made the…

According to maritime consulting experts Drewry, west coast ports are not yet ready to handle regular calls from 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent unit capacity vessels.  One of the reasons Drewry gives for ports being unprepared is the desperate need to improve the efficiency of the port trucking system.  But on December 26, CMA CGM’s 18,000 TEU Benjamin Franklin became the largest containership…

Pacific 9 Transportation drivers have begun the 14th week of their indefinite Unfair Labor Practice strike. Picketing by drivers and their supporters have impacted marine terminals operations that have allowed Pac 9 trucks through their gates when there has been active picketing. After the beginning of this latest strike, the California Department of Labor Standards and Enforcement (DLSE) held hearings…

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