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Weber Logistics’ Top 3 Most-Read Blog Posts of 2023

Dec 28, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in West Coast Distribution, logistics in California

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As we bid farewell to another eventful year in the logistics industry, we take a moment to reflect on the content that resonated most with our readers. In 2023, our blog covered a wide range of supply chain topics, but these three articles garnered the most attention.

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Drayage Companies in California Must Meet New CARB Requirements as of January 1st

Dec 14, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Drayage, logistics in California

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With the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations taking effect on January 1st, 2024, it's crucial for businesses to ensure their drayage providers are compliant. These regulations aim to significantly reduce emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, including drayage trucks, contributing to cleaner air and a healthier environment.

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Alcohol Warehousing in CA: What to Look for in a 3PL Provider

Nov 30, 2023 / by Jim Marcoly posted in west coast warehouses, Warehouse operations, 3PL Outsourcing, logistics in California, food and beverage

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California, renowned for its wine country and craft beverage scene, presents unique challenges and opportunities for business that require alcohol warehousing. In this article, we examine the key characteristics that your 3PL provider should have to safely and efficiently store and distribute alcoholic beverages from its warehouse.

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West Coast Supply Chain News Brings Cautious Optimism

May 31, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Southern California Ports, West Coast Distribution, Port Logistics, west coast warehouses, Warehouse Rates, logistics in California

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Around this time last year, every article about the West Coast supply chain painted a dire picture. There was an armada of ships waiting to enter the Ports of L.A. and Long Beach; there was no warehouse space to be had; and trucking capacity was scarce. Because of these and other factors, logisticians began to look seriously at non-West Coast options for their freight and distribution.

A year later, however, the news is changing. And for the better.

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An update on West Coast port negotiations

May 18, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Southern California Ports, West Coast Distribution, Port Logistics, Drayage, logistics in California

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The eyes of concerned logisticians remain focused on the ongoing West Coast port contract negotiations between the longshoremen’s union and the region’s shipping ports. The longshoremen have been without a contract since July 2022 and the expectation was that an agreement would be reached by the time the contract expired.

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What can 3PL companies in Southern California do for your supply chain?

May 2, 2023 / by Maurice Joseph posted in Southern California Ports, west coast warehouses, Transportation Strategies, Warehouse operations, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Mexico logistics, logistics in California

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Southern California is home to many things: Hollywood, beautiful weather, and storied sports franchises. More importantly to you, however, it’s a launch pad for reaching your Western US customers and home to the 3PL providers that help you do it. In this article, we’ll review some of the main services that 3PL companies in Southern California can provide for your business, as well as some things to look for when selecting a provider.

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What California’s AB5 law means for the trucking industry

Feb 23, 2023 / by Weber Logistics posted in Southern California Ports, Transportation Strategies, Drayage, logistics in California

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Does your company hire truck drivers in California? If so, are the drivers your employees or independent contractors? If you said, ‘independent contractors,’ you’ll want to double check that. California’s AB5 law affects truck driver classification in the state so that drivers you think you’re hiring as independent contractors may actually be seen as employees in the eyes of the law.

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4 ways that 3PLs can help with supply chain optimization in 2022

Jan 13, 2022 / by Bob Lilja posted in West Coast Distribution, Logistics Management, Third Party Logistics, logistics in California

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Now that logistics disruptions have become the new normal, at least temporarily, U.S. companies have been reevaluating their supply chains, seeking optimization in both the short and long term. In this article, we’ll look at supply chain optimization efforts that companies are currently undertaking and explain how third-party logistics (3PL) providers can help.

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Finding California Inland Empire Distribution Center Now Next to Impossible (without a 3PL)

Nov 30, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Inland Empire Warehouse, logistics in California

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If your company is looking for a distribution center anywhere in the US right now, you’re going to need a lot more money than you did before, and maybe some luck. And, if you’re looking specifically for a California Inland Empire distribution center, money and luck alone probably aren’t going to cut it, unless you’ve got a lot of time. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the Inland Empire distribution landscape and tell you how 3PL providers can be invaluable allies to your search for a DC.

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A primer on overweight container logistics on the West Coast

May 27, 2021 / by Weber Logistics posted in Drayage, overweight, logistics in California

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If you weren’t already convinced of the value of overweight container logistics, 2020 and now 2021 should have made it clear. It’s one of shippers’ most reliable tactics in mitigating the headaches and extremely high rates associated with the current ocean shipping landscape. In this article, we’ll examine these overweight container shipping benefits, with a specific focus on U.S. West Coast shipments.

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