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Happening Now: Trucking Association Responds to 24/7 Port of L.A. Operations

Oct 15, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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The Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) has issued a statement in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement that the Port of Los Angeles will operate 24/7 in hopes of clearing congestion at the Port.

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Happening Now: Major retailers resort to chartering ships to avoid delays

Oct 12, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, some of the largest retailers in the U.S. are trying to sidestep import supply chain delays and congestion by chartering their own ships overseas.

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Happening Now: Drayage Rates Jump 32% in September

Oct 6, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in DC Velocity, drayage spot rates in September were 6% higher than August, and 32% higher than September 2020.  These rates are only expected to increase, as further hikes of 10% to 15% are predicted for October.

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Happening Now: Will Vaccine Mandate Keep Drivers Away?

Sep 15, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, trucking companies are concerned that the new federal vaccination and testing mandate which seeks to curb the spread of COVID-19 may keep drivers away from available trucking positions.

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Happening Now: Record number of ships in port at L.A./Long Beach

Sep 13, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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As we head into peak season, supply chain congestion at/near the ports of Southern California is only getting worse – especially when it comes to container ship congestion.

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Happening Now: Drayage Surcharges from C.H. Robinson

Sep 2, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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According to an article in Yahoo! Finance, logistics provider C.H. Robinson has announced that it will begin levying drayage surcharges to its customers. These surcharges are a response to continued congestion-related issues at ports across the U.S.

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New Weber eBook: outsourcing omni-channel order fulfillment to a 3PL

Aug 31, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Vendor Compliance, Logistics Systems, eCommerce Fulfillment, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Labor issues

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Weber's new eBook, A Guide to Outsourcing Omni-Channel Fulfillment to a 3PL, identifies 7 key characteristics you should look for in a 3PL provider that can handle both your B2B and B2C fulfillment ops.  The following is an excerpt of the full (free) eBook, which you can access  below. 

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Happening Now: Warehouse jobs continue to go unfilled

Aug 18, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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A new article in Freight Waves shows that the number of unemployed workers that formerly worked within the warehousing industry is much higher than national unemployment levels.

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Happening Now: Import surge may last into 2022

Aug 5, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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As 2021 has had its share of supply chain challenges – particularly related to container imports – we all are looking for the light at the end of the tunnel and a semblance of normalcy.

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Happening Now: Impact of Driver Shortage on Drayage Ops

Aug 3, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Happening Now

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While everyone is familiar with the current driver shortage, many overlook the fact that drayage operations are affected by this shortage just as much as long-haul, LTL or other modes of trucking.

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