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ITS Logistics November Port/Rail Ramp Index: Potential rail Strike and Oakland port labor issues pose threat to supply chain industry

AJOT | November 21, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail | Ports & Terminals | Logistics

A possible labor disruption across modes could cause further congestion and operational disruptions not seen since 2015
Biggest US rail unions split on labor deal, raising odds of strike

Bloomberg | November 21, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

Members of the nation’s two largest railway unions held conflicting votes on a key labor pact, muddying efforts by the Biden administration to avoid a strike when the labor peace agreement ends next month.
White House is closely watching key votes on rail labor agreement

Bloomberg | November 20, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

The White House is closely monitoring votes by the two largest rail unions set to take place Sunday on a labor deal that President Joe Biden personally negotiated, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Shoppers spend less, leaving companies that deliver goods empty for the holidays

Bloomberg | November 20, 2022 | Maritime | Liner Shipping | Intermodal | Trucking
ATA’s Share the Road program serves up safe driving tips for Thanksgiving travel

AJOT | November 18, 2022 | Intermodal

With an estimated 54.6 million people traveling to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this year, the American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Share the Road highway safety program provided safe driving tips in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday.
FedEx delivery contractors’ threat of Black Friday walkout fizzles

Bloomberg | November 18, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

FedEx Corp. defused a threat by its delivery contractors to walk off the job on Black Friday in protest of dwindling profits as a trade group representing disgruntled logistics-company owners disbanded.
Rail workers angry over schedules: voting on polarizing deal to avoid strike

Bloomberg | November 18, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

Working on the railroad means never knowing when you’ll have time off. That’s the main grievance of workers who are poised to cast their votes in a pivotal test of a White House-brokered labor deal.
The European Union requires climate-friendly trailers from 2024 onwards

AJOT | November 17, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking

BPW products fulfill the requirements for VECTO certification of trailers
Long Beach International Gateway Bridge: Recognized on cyber Monday for improvements to the US supply chain

AJOT | November 17, 2022 | Intermodal | Logistics | Supply Chain

National Roadshow to stop at Long Beach International Gateway Bridge and Port of Long Beach to highlight the essential value of engineering and public works to America’s economy and supply chain
Rail Traffic for the week ending November 12, 2022

AJOT | November 16, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 12, 2022.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a list of priority projects in the Northeast Corridor

AJOT | November 16, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

Inventory promotes transparency on Federal priorities for an integrated and ambitious vision for the Northeast Corridor
UPS completes acquisition of Bomi Group multi-national healthcare logistics provider

AJOT | November 16, 2022 | Intermodal | Logistics

Acquisition Accelerates Expansion of Cold Chain Capabilities Throughout Europe and Latin America
ISAAC honors fleets for drivers happiness, safety & compliance improvement

AJOT | November 16, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | Logistics

Sutco, Mill Creek, Tucker were presented with awards at ISAAC User Conference
National Railway Labor Conference Committee released the following statement:

AJOT | November 16, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

IBB Agreement not ratified; cooling off period continues
Improve alternative delivery procurement with a holistic long-term strategy

AJOT | November 16, 2022 | Intermodal | Trucking | Rail

HDR program management expert shares insights on preparing complex transportation projects for lasting success
WATCH VIDEO: Presidents of the two largest Rail Unions discuss the proposed contract and take questions from engineers and conductors

AJOT | November 16, 2022 | Intermodal | Rail

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLE-T) President Dennis Pierce and SMART Transportation Division President Jeremy Ferguson held a town hall meeting last week on the tentative National Rail Agreement being voted on by members of the two unions.
Performance Team adds EV charging stations in Southern California

AJOT | November 15, 2022 | Energy | Alternative | Intermodal | Trucking

• Energy infrastructure supports electric truck fleet expansion. • Charging stations integrated into warehouse operations.

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