Donna Littlejohn

Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Hail Supply Chain Progress

Port of Los Angeles Port of Los Angeles

In January, a record 109 ships awaited entry into the combined ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, often stretching to south Orange County. On Aug. 11, that number stood at nine ships.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
August 15, 2022
Government, Business, TCA

Truckers’ AB 5 Protest Fueled by Lack of Clarity

 Protesters block a truck from entering the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. Protesters block a truck from entering the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., July 18. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Protests over California's AB 5 law could have a dramatic impact on the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oakland, where more than 70% of truckers are owner-operators.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
July 18, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Port Automation Hurts Economy, Says Study Funded by Longshore Union

Ports of LA-Long Beach Containerships off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. (Tim Rue/Bloomberg News)

Automation at the Long Beach Container Terminal and the Port of Los Angeles’ TraPac terminal has eliminated 535,848 hours and $41.8 million in wages annually for dockworkers, even as production at ports that are automated is typically lower than at those that aren’t, according to a new study.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
June 30, 2022
Business, Equipment, Fuel, TCA

Zero-Emission Truck Trial OK’d for California Ports

Volvo and Freightliner battery-electric trucks displaying NFI and Schneider branding Volvo and Freightliner battery-electric trucks displaying NFI and Schneider branding on display at ACT Expo Aug. 31, 2021. (Advanced Clean Tech)

Long Beach harbor commissioners on April 25 approved an agreement — hailed as groundbreaking — that will deploy 100 battery-electric trucks owned and operated by Schneider and NFI to the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Donna Littlejohn | Los Angeles Daily News
April 26, 2022