The American Trucking Associations joined supply chain stakeholders in calling on the Biden Administration for a resolution to the ongoing West Coast port labor negotiations. A letter sent to President Biden from 238 national, state, and local trade associations details how the situation is creating economic uncertainty, affecting freight flows, and causing shipments to be diverted away from West Coast, where import volumes recently fell to their lowest level since the 1980s.
“Given the turmoil of the past several years, what our supply chain needs to see right now is continuity. Unfortunately, these ongoing negotiations – seemingly with no end in sight – are adding yet another stress factor that is complicating our industry’s ability to keep goods moving in a reliable and timely fashion,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “For the sake of our country, it’s time to bring these negotiations to a close."