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Sluggish West Coast port operations have pushed congestion problems to the East Coast. The shift is creating limited chassis availability and delays for drivers in returning empty containers.
The Port of New York and New Jersey reported in August that traffic spiked by 34% compared to before the pandemic, and a container dwell fee is looming there as well.
Meanwhile, officials detailed Wednesday how a $20 million federal grant will help improve truck access and traffic congestion at the Port of Los Angeles. While that overhaul may take time, it's a hopeful note for trucking firms eager for solutions.
Our roundup looks at the spate of issues companies have faced in recent months when it comes to port trucking, and how both the public and private sector hope to address the issue.