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Port of Long Beach opens first-in-nation EV charging station for heavy trucks

The Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second-busiest seaport, is first in the nation to open a publicly accessible charging station for heavy-duty electric trucks. The service is provided by the port in partnership with EV Connect, a provider of charge-management solutions for electric vehicles. The station, located in the Port’s Harbor District, has two charging units.

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October truck tonnage readings are mixed, reports ATA

The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for October, came in at 116.3 (2015=100), down 2.3% compared to September’s 119.1, which was upwardly revised from an original reading of 118.8. The October SA reading rose 2.8% annually, marking its 14th consecutive annual monthly gain, albeit its smallest gain going back to April. This annual gain was below September’s 5.7% annual gain, and on a year-to-date basis through October, SA tonnage is up 3.9%.

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Editor’s Choice: Tips for Trucking Companies to Decrease Their Insurance Premiums

Note: Today’s post is part of our “Editor’s Choice” series where we highlight recent posts published by our sponsors that provide supply chain insights and advice. This article is from Emerge and offers tips for trucking companies to decrease their insurance premiums. The number of accidents in the trucking industry is up, and so are […] The post Editor’s Choice: Tips for Trucking Companies to Decrease Their Insurance Premiums appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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IANA data points to declining volume in October

Total October volume—at 1,552,029 units—was down 0.8% annually. Trailers—at 68,747—fell 30.1%, for the steepest decline, and topping September’s 28.6% annual decline. Domestic containers—at 700,512—were down 0.9%. And all domestic equipment, which is comprised of trailers and domestic containers, fell 4.4%, to 769,259. ISO, or international containers, were the lone segment to see an annual gain, rising 3.2%, to 752,770.

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Most recent batch of railroad labor votes see mixed results

NCC said that BLET, a railroad labor union representing engineers and trainmen, has ratified its collective bargaining agreement with U.S. freight railroads, concluding bargaining for more than 20,000 rail employees. And it added that voting results for SMART-TD were split up, with its first contract, covering roughly 28,000 employees—comprised of conductor, brakemen, engine service, and yardmen groups (with around two-thirds of membership participating)—not ratifying its contract, coming up less than 1% short. NCCC said that the second agreement, which covers around 1,300 yardmasters, was ratified.

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