Asian imports turn up the heat for vans on the West Coast
OCTOBER 30, 2018
Demand for vans continues to heat up on the West Coast, boosting load-to-truck ratios in California, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah. Ships arrived late, and containers were unloaded and drayed to warehouses late, so that cargo is finally heading east and north. The load-to-truck ratio is a sensitive, real-time indicator of the balance between demand and capacity. to Stockton , possibly due to expanded capacity at the Ports of Stockton and Oakland.