Shift in drayage drivers tightening capacity

A historic drayage capacity shift from larger carriers to small companies and owner-operators is complicating efforts by importers to secure capacity and move containers inland.

US delivery employment soars as trucking slips

Seasonality was behind the large increases in courier and delivery employment and a drop in trucking employment last month; beneath the surface, there’s tooth-and-nail competition for labor.

US retailers revise Q1 import forecast lower

Retailers are pulling back somewhat on their growth projection for imports because global supply chain problems will continue to restrict cargo volumes moving through US ports.

Omicron adding to trucking capacity woes

The fast-spreading variant of COVID-19 likely won’t affect trucking as much as warehousing and aviation, but its indirect impact will put more pressure on already high trucking costs.

LA-LB terminals brace for COVID-related labor shortage

Employers and the ILWU fear that the spike in COVID-19 cases that surfaced about two weeks ago in Los Angeles and Long Beach is set to explode over the next two weeks, meaning historic vessel congestion could worsen.