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Carrier ArcBest First Steps Towards Dimensional Piricing

To Our Valued Customers:   Please be notified that ArcBest (ABF Freight) will be taking their first steps towards moving to Dimensional Pricing and away from Classification Pricing.  For now, whatever pricing, CMC or Current Tariff is the higher charge, that pricing will apply to the shipment.   What you will need to do is put the dims for each pallet shipped on the BOL (H x W x L and weight, class) if this information is not on the BOL, then the carrier will dim the shipment out themselves and adjust pricing accordingly, if applicable.  What you will need […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Dear Valued Customers, The following is provided for your information: Holiday Schedule The following offices will also be closed in celebration of their local holidays, as shown below: Guam Liberation Day July 21 Japan Marine Day Mountain Day July 17 August 11 Singapore National Day August 9 India Independence Day Ganesh Chaturthi August 15 August 25 Philippines Ninoy Aquino Day National Heroes Day August 21 August 28 Malaysia National Day August 31   Please remember that certain offices are across the International Dateline. The dates above are their dates, not the actual U.S. date.

By |July 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Maersk Hit By Cyber-Attack

Based on information available through the public arena, Maersk has been hit globally by a cyber-attack.  Maersk and their subsidiaries are currently impacted. We do not know when their systems will be back up but as of 1422 HRS PST 6 27 2017 their official statement is in the link below. Please note, we have already been notified by NY and LAX that APM terminals are non-operational, and currently their website is down.  More information will follow-   We will continue to update everyone as the situation progresses.   http://www.maersk.com/en https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/06/27/technology/27reuters-cyber-attack-maersk.html https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-maersk-idUSKBN19I1NO https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-27/ukraine-russia-report-ransomware-computer-virus-attacks

By |June 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

So Cal Truckers End Strike After Marching on L.A. City Hall

The five-day strike by driver and warehouse workers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach came to an end on 6/23/2017 after a rally was held on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall.  This was followed by workers delivering a potation in which the claim to have nearly 10,000 signatures.  The workers are asking both the mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach to assist in ending the practice of drayage truckers being classified as non-employees be the companies that hire them.  The labor action was just the latest in more than a dozen that have been […]

By |June 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Teamster Presence and Activity Continues to be Respectful

No issues, Teamster presence and activity continues to be respectful and the Port Police Task Force is working diligently to deliver the coexistence goal the POLA-POLB outlined prior to the beginning of the week.   ~ Here is the Teamster information;   TRAPAC         NO Teamster presence/activity WBCT           NO Teamster presence/activity EVERGREEN   YES Teamsters are present with PICKETING activity – Gate CONGESTION and HEAVY traffic – DELAYS APL              YES Teamsters are present – NO active PICKETING or disruptions APM             YES Teamsters are present – NO active PICKETING or disruptions CUT              YES Teamsters are present – NO active PICKETING or disruptions YTI              […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Los Angeles – Long Beach Port Protest Has Little to No Effect on Flow

Harbor truckers supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters picketed the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach on Monday, targeting XPO Logistics at multiple locations in Southern California.  Teamster spokeswoman Barbara Maynard said that the picketing and job actions will be extended to other Southern California trucking companies and warehouses on Tuesday, and the efforts will continue through the end of the week.  The Teamsters efforts is to promote the expansion of the employee-driver model, which would make it easier for the union to organize or unionize the drivers, are intended to pressure the targeted motor carriers to properly classify their […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Fuel-Tax Increases

The California state legislators passed a $52.4 billion, 10-year transportation bill to repair the state’s decaying roads and bridges.  The revenue will come via a hefty increase in gas and diesel taxes.  The plan calls for a 20 cents-per-gallon tax increase on diesel fuel, bringing it up to 36 cents.  Gas tax would increase to 39.8 cents per gallon from 27.8 cents today.  The taxes will be implemented in a 3-year process which calls for a 6 cent increase the first year followed by a 3 cent increase each of the next two years.  The increases are effective November 1, 2017.

By |April 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Knight & Swift To Merge

Two of the largest asset based carriers are merging and will become the largest truck-load carrier in the country under Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, Inc.  The $6 billion deal will combine ownership, however the plan is to keep the trucking operations separate at this time.  They will operate a combined fleet of 23,000 tractors, 77,000 trailers, and 28,000 employees.  With a  combined revenue of $5.1 billion this will allow them to reinvest in the companies through purchasing technology, insurance, and equipment, which is vital for growth. Industry analysts suspect the time is right for more consolidations in the trucking industry such as this […]

By |April 28th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Central Freight Lines Purchases Wilson Trucking

As of 4/3/2017, it is official that the purchase of Southeastern based Wilson Trucking by Southwestern based Central Freight Lines has been finalized.  Wilson Trucking was established in 1926, in Fisherville, VA.  They were a third generation privately held LTL carrier with 29 strategically located terminals located in the Southeast allowing them to service a 9-state footprint of VA, MD, WV, TN, NC, SC, GA, MS, FL and the DC area.  Central will continue to serve these states and provide the same services that Wilson Trucking customers enjoyed, such as LTL, time-critical shipments and distribution services. This purchase will allow Central […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Asian Public Holidays

China May 1   Labour Day May 28-30   Dragon Boat Festival Hong Kong May 1   Labour Day May 3 Buddha’s Birthday May 30  Tuen Ng Festival Indonesia May 1  International Labour Day May 11 Waisak Day May 25  Ascension of Jesus Christ June 26-27  Idul Fitri Malaysia May 1  Labour D May 10  Waisak Day June 3  King’s Birthday June 25-26  Hari Raya Aidilfitri Singapore May 1  Labour Day May 10  Vesak Day June 25-26  Hari Raya Puasa Taiwan May 1  Labour Day May 29-30  Dragon Boat Festival Thailand May 1 National Labour Day May 10  Visakha Bucha Day Vietnam April 29 […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments