Surface Transportation Board Severely Disappointed in Class I Railroads

The four major U.S. Class I railroads are under heavy scrutiny by the Surface Transportation Board (STB) for not providing enough information regarding their rail service recovery plans. The STB  issued a requirement for all four railroads on May 6th to submit a rail service recovery plan in response to shippers’ concerns about deteriorating rail […]

Cargo Moving Thanks to Threat of Fees

According to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, threats of penalty fees are just as effective as the fees themselves. The container dwell fee announced by the White House late in October 2021 declared that ports would be implementing a fee of $100 per each day extra at berth. A fee that was, […]

GPA Expands Container Capacity

The Covid-19 pandemic dragged infrastructure issues directly into the spotlight, one of them being the dire need for capacity expansion at ports; An issue that was exacerbated by equipment shortages, labor shortages, and various supply chain disruptions. The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has unveiled a plan to increase container capacity at the Port of Savannah […]

Trucker Recruitment Backed by Biden

The Whitehouse unveiled a new plan earlier this month to ramp up recruitment efforts for new truck drivers. Aiming to improve industry retention and the quality of trucking jobs, the plan intends to increase the number of truck drivers on the road by making it faster and easier to get certified. Officials report that the […]

2021 Freight Recap & 2022 Projections

TLC’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Joe Hassenfratz, sits down with the host of The View from Jamestown Podcast, Ben Sawicki, to discuss the state of frieght over the past year and to discuss predictions for 2022.

Promises Plateau for Port Congestion

The highly contested port fee plan, backed by the Biden administration with the intention of motivating container movement, is starting to lose its grandiose. Since the announcement, long-dwelling containers at ports were down by 50%, though the implementation date for the fee itself has been pushed back more than five times already. “My money says […]