Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Drayage Fleets Face Potential Zero-Emission Mandate

drayage trucks Drayage trucks wait in line to enter a shipping terminal at the Port of Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

The push for zero-emission trucks in California has left drayage operators questioning that approach in light of their previous investments in equipment using natural gas fuel, an industry association executive said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
April 26, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics

PortPro Introduces New Drayage TMS

Michael Mecca CEO Michael Mecca by PortPro via YouTube

PortPro Technologies introduced a new transportation management system intended to address the needs of drayage carriers.

October 27, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Independent Contractor Rules Could Disrupt Drayage Operations

David Hensal, John Larkin and Joe Rajkovacz Hensal (from left), Larkin and Rajkovacz by Mindy Long for Transport Topics

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The drayage industry relies on owner-operators and the independent contractor model to move freight, but state action in California and New Jersey could limit the number of owner-operators available to work and disrupt drayage operations.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
September 19, 2019
Business, Top 100

Many Carriers Enjoy 2018 Banner Year for Revenue Growth

Revenue breakdown for trucking sectors

It was a historically great year for trucking in 2018 with robust growth in revenue and better margins, but not all companies saw the benefits of a strong economy.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Technology

Dray Alliance Receives $3.5 Million Investment

Dray Alliance has received $3.5 million in investment financing from David Sacks’ Craft Ventures, according to a company news release.

March 4, 2019
Business, Logistics

Bright Light Partners Expands Logistics, Drayage Footprint

Bright Light Partners has expanded the geographic footprint of its logistics and drayage operations, purchasing First Coast and Mile High Logistics, affiliated firms based in Jacksonville, Fla., that claim more than 1,600 drivers at 60 locations primarily serving the Southeast, East Coast, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast.

June 19, 2018
Business, Logistics

RoadOne Purchases United Global, Making Push Into Chicago Market

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has acquired United Global Logistics, which gives the drayage provider a new presence in the Midwest market, including Chicago.

August 28, 2017

BYD to Deliver Electric Trucks to Southern California Facilities

BYD Motors Inc.

Electric vehicle maker BYD Motors Inc. will deliver 27 battery- electric medium- and heavy-duty trucks to freight facilities in smog-ridden Southern California in a deal that is supported by state grants but is meant to prompt much broader commercialization, BYD said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2017

Kenworth Receives $8.6 Million in Grants for T680 Drayage Truck Projects in California

Kenworth has been awarded three government grants totaling $8.6 million that will support low emissions projects involving Kenworth T680 Day Cabs targeted for use as drayage tractors at Southern California ports.

August 15, 2016

Zero-Emission Electric Drayage Trucks Coming to California

California's South Coast Air Quality Management District, which includes the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, announced that it would receive $23.6 million from the state for a zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project.

May 9, 2016