Archive for January 14th, 2021

Inside California’s colossal container-ship traffic jam

In the movie “Falling Down,” the character played by Michael Douglas is stranded in a Los Angeles traffic jam. He abandons his car, starts walking with briefcase in hand and ultimately has a mental breakdown. Cargo shippers trying to get their containers through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach can relate. The pileup […]

US border closure extended to Feb. 21

The land borders between the United States, Canada and Mexico will remain closed to nonessential travel until at least Feb. 21. U.S. Homeland Security announced the U.S.-Mexico-border closure extension on Tuesday. Commercial trucks will continue to move freely across the borders, as the movement of essential goods remains exempt from the restrictions. “We are working […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Key to Restoring Economic Stability, Experts Say

The incoming Biden administration faces a U.S. economy that appears to be slowing as COVID-19 cases surge. Vaccinations in the U.S. began Dec. 14, and so far, 9.94 million doses have been given, according to a state-by-state tally by Bloomberg News and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated Jan. 12. An […]

Truckers to face end-of-week Midwest blizzard

A blizzard will slam parts of the Midwest over the next couple of days, challenging truckers making deliveries or trying to get home for the weekend. A strong low-pressure system and associated cold front will move into the Plains and Upper Midwest, ushering in cold air, wicked winds, heavy snowfall and spots of freezing rain. […]