Supply chains are clogged, and the Biden administration aims to address the problem it with a plan for 24/7 port operations on the West Coast.
Labor and equipment shortages may be acutely stifling container throughput in recent weeks, but many industry stakeholders say the problems that led us here are nothing new.
The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association's CEO, Todd Spencer, said in a statement, "excessive detention time and the lack of readily-available, safe parking" need to be addressed before any of the White House's solutions will work.
Matt Schrap, CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association, said in an email that the chassis situation is what's causing port congestion.
Read the stories below to keep up to date with how carriers and shippers are transitioning to 24/7 supply chains, the short-term fixes for bottlenecks, and the strategies stakeholders are using to ensure long-term success.