Port Fines Will Do Nothing to Alleviate Backlog

By Paul Benfer, Kinetic Supply-Chain Services – The announcement of a $100 daily fine at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will do nothing to aid the situation on the ground.  And it’s not exclusively an issue in Southern California.  Just about all of the...

House of Representatives Set to Vote on the PRO Act

By Paul Benfer – The Protect the Right to Organize Act seeks to take California’s AB5 bill and make it a federal law by amending the National Labor Relations Act of 1947. What the sponsors are really seeking to do is continue their assault on small...

OOIDA and SBTC File Petition on Freight Broker Transparency to Enhance FMCSA 371.3 Requiring Reporting of Gross Margins on Shipments

By Paul Benfer – Perhaps I missed something, but when did a regulation demanding that owner-operators accept whatever rate a broker offered become law? When discussing 371.3 it is important to remember it was written in 1980 at the birth of trucking deregulation...

Coronavirus & The Ramifications of Port Congestion in the U.S.

Are you prepared for the coming Containergeddon or Portpocalypse?  If not, you better audit your organization’s program for managing container drayage, as the experts predict significant port delays once the backlog of containers hit our shores.  Bill Mongelluzzo...