Port of LA/Long Beach face more trucker protests while PNW remains quiet for now

Meanwhile, the Port of Vancouver BC, is trying to keep truckers content by addressing other areas of concern.

By ·

Independent truckers and Teamsters continue to demonstrate at Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach terminals, although cargo operations have not been disrupted, said port spokesmen. That may change tomorrow, however, when the coalition “Justice for Port Truck Drivers” stages what they promise to be a “massive rally.”

At issue in Southern California is what truckers maintain are unfair labor practices — being treated as independent contractors rather than employees.

Meanwhile, the Port of Vancouver BC, is trying to its truckers content by addressing other areas of concern.

“We continue to work with the federal and provincial governments, on the completion of the Joint Action Plan,” says John Parker-Jervis, the port’s Media & Government Affairs Advisor.

A few key accomplishments from Vancouver’s side include:

·      Night Gates: the implementation of night gates at three of Port Metro Vancouver’s container terminals, easing congestion by spreading container truck traffic into two shifts a day.
·      The completion of the GPS program: All trucks licensed to access the port have now been outfitted with GPS technology, allowing for real time data to assist with operational decisions, and to identify where backups and congestion occurs, as well as provide accurate information of wait times on terminal for truck drivers.
·      The Drayage Confidence line has been established, providing a 3rd party managed line where truckers can report issues of concern, for example from instances where they feel the minimum rates have not been paid, to general issues with the Truck Licensing System (TLS).


About the Author

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Article Topics

Container · Seaports · Teamsters · All Topics
Latest Whitepaper
Supply Chain Visibility: Illuminating the Path to Responsive, Agile Operations
Supply chain visibility is not an end, but a tool. It is the means to achieving true supply chain effectiveness, agility and ultimately, corporate profitability.
Download Today!
From the December 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
Trade and transport analysts see rates rising across all modes in accordance with continued expansion of domestic and international markets. Economists, meanwhile, say shippers can expect revenue growth in transport verticals to remain in the 3%-plus range.
2018 Customs & Regulations Update:10 observations on the “digital trade transformation”
Moore on Pricing: Freight settlement and your TMS
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
2018 Rate Forecast
Join our panel of top oil and transportation analysts for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
2018 Rate Outlook: Economic Expansion, Pushing Rates Skyward
Trade and transport analysts see rates rising across all modes in accordance with continued...
Building the NextGen Supply Chain: Keeping pace with the digital economy
Peerless Media’s 2017 Virtual Summit shows how creating a data-rich ecosystem can eliminate...

2017 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year: Mallinckrodt; Mastering and managing complexity
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships...
2017 Alliance Awards: Recognizing outstanding supply chain partnerships
In an era where effective supply chain collaboration is both highly valued and elusive, Logistics...