PierPass Inc. announced an education campaign to remind trucking companies to have proper information before dispatching drivers to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif.
According to a survey by PierPass, the most common cause of problems at the two ports — which make up the largest U.S. port complex — are tied to incomplete information about import container deliveries or export booking problems.
“Trucking companies can avoid most trouble tickets and reduce turn times by checking with the terminals’ Web-based systems before coming to the terminal gates,” said PierPass President Bruce Wargo.
Checking with the online systems allows dispatchers to confirm the availability of a container before prematurely sending a truck to the terminal, Wargo said in a statement.
PierPass is distributing fact sheets to trucking companies and has released an online video about how to reduce the amount of time a truck spends at a terminal.