Happening Now: California Drayage Driver Frustration Mounts

West Coast and California Logistics

According to FreightWaves , recent comments from drayage drivers at California’s major ports reveal that they are “drowning” in supply chain challenges such as long wait times, appointment system issues, and other inefficiencies.

Fulfillment in California: examining your options

Amware Logistics and Fulfillment

That’s what people – well, at least logisticians – think about at the mere mention of California. Sun, fun, and logistics. And it makes sense that logistics pros love the Golden State.

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Northern California wildfires damage BNSF’s rail infrastructure

The Supply Chain Journal

Multiple wildfires in Northern California have caused “significant damage” to BNSF ’s rail infrastructure in the area, and the threat isn’t over yet. BNSF ( NYSE: BRK.B ) suspended rail operations between Stockton, California, and Klamath Falls, Oregon, because of wildfires in the region.

Union Pacific reopens Dry Canyon Bridge in Northern California

The Supply Chain Journal

Union Pacific ’s Dry Canyon Bridge in Northern California has reopened after damage from wildfires in late June. The bridge is north of Redding, California. Related links: Northern California wildfires damage BNSF’s rail infrastructure.

Humongous Dixie fire threatening more California towns

The Supply Chain Journal

The humongous Dixie fire in Northern California is still burning out of control as firefighters battle uncooperative weather conditions. Related: Dixie fire spreading, now second biggest in California history.

Wildfires halt Union Pacific, BNSF trains in Northern California

The Supply Chain Journal

railroads Union Pacific and BNSF have been grappling with wildfires in California and Oregon that have closed portions of their networks. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in parts of the Northwest, Great Basin and Northern California areas. Western U.S.

Truck Spills 150,000 Tomatoes Causing California Crash

Supply Chain Brain

A truck spilled more than 150,000 tomatoes across Interstate 80 Highway in California Aug. 29, bringing traffic to a standstill

Record shattered: 61 container ships stuck waiting off California

The Supply Chain Journal

There were an all-time-high 61 container ships in the queue in San Pedro Bay on Wednesday, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California. Kip Loutit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California, told American Shipper.

Self-described ‘shaman’ arrested in California wildfire arson

The Supply Chain Journal

Authorities have arrested a self-described “shaman” who they believe intentionally set the latest wildfire in California. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) officials said Alexandra Souverneva, 30, of Palo Alto, was under arrest on suspicion of starting the fire.

Weekend of high winds, high heat in Southern California

The Supply Chain Journal

Truckers will have to deal with windy, hot weather if they’re heading to the busy freight hubs in Southern California. Highway 101 has reopened in both directions from Goleta to California Route 1 (Pacific Coast Highway). Major lanes of concern in California.

Dixie fire spreading, now second biggest in California history

The Supply Chain Journal

Over the weekend, the Dixie fire in northern California became the second-largest wildfire in the state’s history. According to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), only the August Complex fire was larger.

Major US highway in California reopens near Alisal wildfire

The Supply Chain Journal

The Alisal fire started Monday afternoon near the Alisal Reservoir in Southern California’s Santa Ynez mountains, forcing a shutdown of part of a major highway. Alisal fire in Southern California, Oct. Related: Weekend of high winds, high heat in Southern California.

Computer electronics thefts may spike in California as holiday approaches

The Supply Chain Journal

Incidents of computer electronics theft in California soared 443% between September 2020 and this month, compared with the same 2019-2020 period, CargoNet said. Trucking Truckload Truckload Carriers California cargo security cargo theft CargoNet COVID-19

California regulators predict 100 hydrogen fueling stations by 2023

The Supply Chain Journal

California is leading the way on hydrogen fueling stations in the U.S. The state is expected to have capacity to fuel 250,000 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) at 176 open-retail hydrogen fueling stations by 2026, according to a recent California Air Resources Board (CARB) report. .

California Supreme Court settles pay rate for missed meal, rest and recovery periods

The Supply Chain Journal

The California Supreme Court recently addressed what the proper rate for paying missed meal, rest, and recovery periods is under California state law. Under California’s Labor Code, Section 226.7(c), At issue in this litigation is the interplay of two areas of California law.

California legislation targets Amazon, but all warehouses would be impacted

The Supply Chain Journal

A bill that could have a major impact on California’s giant warehouse sector is headed toward a full vote by the state Senate, with Amazon seen as its primary target. Rachel Michelin, California Retailers Association.

New regulations target truck emissions at Southern California warehouses

The Supply Chain Journal

A process four years in the making to regulate the emissions of truck traffic in and out of Southern California warehouses reached its end earlier this month with the adoption of a new rule that the warehouse industry says will ratchet up costs in the sector.

Amazon Keeps Prices "Artificially High," California Alleges

Supply Chain Brain

State Attorney General Rob Bonta on Sept. 14 announced the antitrust suit challenging Amazon merchant agreements that bar sellers from offering lower prices on other sites and impose stiff penalties if they do

Ryder to close California distribution center

The Supply Chain Journal

Ryder System announced it is permanently closing the company’s operation in Tracy, California, and will eliminate 132 jobs by Dec. The Ryder facility in Tracy was part of a distribution operation for PepsiCo, according to a filing with the California Economic Development Department. “We

Ferocious California wildfire spreading toward Lake Tahoe

The Supply Chain Journal

An explosive California wildfire that has forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes, as well as devastated a mountain community , is threatening the nearby Lake Tahoe basin, which straddles the California-Nevada line.

California to require electric vehicles for most Lyft, Uber drivers

The Supply Chain Journal

The drive to electrify the nation’s rideshare and on-demand delivery companies took a step forward on Thursday when the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved a vehicle electrification plan for transportation network companies (TNCs).

Ship at anchor off California ports may have caused major oil spill

The Supply Chain Journal

Up to 144,000 gallons of oil is estimated to have spilled from a pipeline off scenic Huntington Beach, California, and within eyesight, an armada of commercial ships are stuck waiting at anchor or drifting. Oil slick off California (Photo: U.S. Coincidence?

ACT Expo: California subsidies make battery-electric trucks a sweet fleet deal

The Supply Chain Journal

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) are paying most of the $27 million cost of the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI). LONG BEACH, Calif. Schneider National Inc.

CTA’s last hope to protect California trucking from AB5: US Supreme Court

The Supply Chain Journal

The California Trucking Association has asked the U.S. But the wording of the order that allowed the injunction to remain in place said that if the Supreme Court denied certiorari, the stay against AB5 in California’s trucking sector would end immediately.

News Alert: AB5 free to be enforced in California’s trucking sector

The Supply Chain Journal

An injunction that stopped the California trucking industry from coming under AB5, the state’s law governing the use of independent contractors, has been overturned. California will now be free to enforce its preempted law,” Bennett said.

Update on the Southern California Logistics Services Market

West Coast and California Logistics

When it comes to Southern California logistics, there’s never a dull moment. Southern California Ports West Coast Distribution Port Logistics Third Party Logistics Warehouse operations eCommerce Fulfillment Inland Empire Warehouse Labor issues Drayage rail transportation Peak Season Shipping Distribution logistics in California

California Port Reopens as Protesters Moved to New Site

Supply Chain Brain

California’s Port of Oakland has fully resumed operations after truckers protesting a gig-work law blocked access for five days and disrupted the flow of goods at the key shipping hub

Why One Southern California Trucker Stays Independent

Supply Chain Brain

Hector Padilla comes from a long line of Southern California truckers, but it wasn’t until going to school and dabbling in aviation that he decided to follow in the family tradition

FreightWaves Classics: I-8 runs an interesting course in California and Arizona

The Supply Chain Journal

Interstate 8 (I-8) is an interstate highway that stretches from the southern edge of Mission Bay in San Diego, California, to its junction with I-10, just southeast of Casa Grande, Arizona. In 1966, the California Highway Patrol estimated that winds reached 100 miles per hour in the area.

FreightWaves Classics: I-5 runs from Mexico to Canada (Part 1 – California)

The Supply Chain Journal

Interstate highways whose route numbers are divisible by 5 usually represent major coast-to-coast or border-to-border routes (for example, I-10 runs from Santa Monica, California, to Jacksonville, Florida, from the Pacific to Atlantic oceans). Interstate 5 in California. Overview.

Southern California’s Notorious Container Ship Backup Ends

Supply Chain Brain

The queue of container ships waiting for berths at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach fell to just four vessels this week

California Sues Amazon, Alleging Antitrust Violations, Inflated Prices and Stifled Competition

Supply Chain Brain

California is suing the e-commerce giant over practices the state says inflate prices, stifle competition and violate antitrust laws.

Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary to operate bulk transfer facility in central California

The Supply Chain Journal

A subsidiary of short line operator Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) has acquired and will operate a bulk transfer facility serving the Central Valley of California. The existing facility is a 91-acre industrial park in the heart of California’s dairy industry in Reedley, according to G&W.

ACT Expo: NFI installing super-fast chargers for Southern California electric fleet

The Supply Chain Journal

Working with Electrify America, a $2 billion entity created by Volkswagen as part of billions in fines and settlements paid in the aftermath of its Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, NFI will install 34 direct current (DC) fast-chargers in Ontario, California. LONG BEACH, Calif.

California Throws 70,000 Truckers in Gig-Work Legal Limbo, Risking Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

About 70,000 truck owner-operators who form the bedrock of California’s transport industry are in limbo as state-level labor rules start applying to them, creating another choke point in stressed U.S.

The Daily Dash: Trucking loses reprieve from California independent contractor law

The Supply Chain Journal

In today’s edition, we highlight the end of an injunction in California that had kept an independent contractor law from applying to trucking, as well as a funding round for Arrive Logistics and more. The Daily Dash is a quick look at what’s happening in the freight ecosystem.

XPO settles 2 California worker classification cases for nearly $30M

The Supply Chain Journal

XPO has settled a pair of worker classification cases in California that will pay out close to $30 million to a group of almost 800 drivers. District Court for the Central District of California last week.

Supply Chain Crisis May Have Caused California Oil Spill

Supply Chain Brain

The gridlock of container ships outside the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may have been the cause of a major oil spill off the coast of California, according to authorities

Bulk carrier Trimac acquires California-based cement hauler

The Supply Chain Journal

Canadian bulk carrier Trimac Transportation announced late Monday the acquisition of Southern California cement hauler Double Eagle Transportation. Based in Hesperia, California, family-owned Double Eagle operates a fleet of 96 tractors and 124 dry bulk pneumatic trailers.

California congestion nears new high, East Coast gridlock worsens

The Supply Chain Journal

It’s only mid-August — the early days of peak shipping season — but the record for container ships anchored off California is already on the verge of being broken. Southern California congestion soars. California congestion previously peaked in the first quarter.