Port of Oakland, City working to reduce impact of trucks

Since November, Port of Oakland and City officials have been circulating a draft plan to reduce the impact of transport trucks on local streets. Called the West Oakland Truck Management Plan, it’s intended to improve the quality of life for the area’s residents. Among the plan’s objectives: • Reduce disruption for residents and businesses in West Oakland from truck traffic and truck parking. • Increase safety near designated truck routes. • Have truck drivers ... [+]

Werner Sponsors Marine Bowl

Werner Enterprises is proud to be a sponsor of the 11th annual Military Bowl at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Monday, Dec. 31. Werner’s Operation Freedom 13 driver, Quinton Ward, will be recognized with a special on-field ceremony celebrating his designation as the 2018 Transition ... [+]

14 Port-Related Projects Awarded $229.23 Million in BUILD Infrastructure Grants

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced on December 11 $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding to 91 projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The grants, 14 of which will go to port-related projects, are made through the Better Utilizing Investments to ... [+]

Port of Oakland sees second trucker turn to all-electric cargo rig

A second trucking firm at the Port of Oakland has turned to battery-powered big rigs. Impact Transportation said that it has purchased a $275,000 all-electric truck for yard operations. It’s the latest step in the Port’s quest to phase out diesel-powered freight hauling. Impact ... [+]

Gate capacity at VIG expands by 30% as new lanes open

In late September, week four new inbound truck gates were placed into service expanding capacity at the Virginia International Gateway terminal’s gate complex by 30%. The gates -- 14, 15, 16 and 17 -- were put into service on Thursday, Sept. 27, as part of the ... [+]

New Freight Forecast Projects Continued Growth for Trucking

American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its Freight Forecast – freight volumes are projected to increase 4.2% in 2018 and increase 35.6% by 2029. “Freight Forecast is our look at the future of the freight economy – how it is growing, how it is ... [+]

Intermodal Advances with Strong Q2 Growth

Total intermodal volumes advanced 6.2% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2018, after posting 7.2% growth in the first quarter, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report. International intermodal volumes increased 4.8%, domestic containers 6.1%, and trailers led ... [+]

ATA Supports Common Sense Hours-of-Service Reform Legislation

The American Trucking Associations praised Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas), along with Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) and Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), for introducing the Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety Act, or HOURS Act, that would provide common sense hours-of-service relief and flexibility for professional truck drivers while ... [+]

Cargo Sustainability in North America’s 2nd Great Railway Boom to be Debated at Multimodal Americas

North America’s transforming cargo infrastructure, from the second great railway boom to strong growth in inland waterway transport, will go under the limelight at the inaugural Multimodal Americas show this fall in Toronto, Canada. Experts from leading logistics companies from across the globe will convene at ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.7% in May

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.7% in May after rising 2.7% in April. In May, the index equaled 113.8 (2015=100), up from 113 in April. ATA revised the April increase from the originally reported 2.2% to 2.7%. Compared ... [+]