Colin Campbell, Transport Dive

Colin Campbell

Transport Dive

Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Colin:

Yellow tonnage drops 25% in Q4

The carrier attributed the decline to a loss of retail and industrial business during the quarter. → Read More

Port of Long Beach supports push for single appointments system

Trucking groups have called for an easier way to access terminals after missed appointments contributed to port congestion at the height of the pandemic. → Read More

FedEx Freight plans more furloughs

The company will offer some employees permanent transfers to other markets where it has hiring needs. → Read More

FedEx Freight tests dimensional LTL pricing

The pilot program takes into account the space a shipment requires in a truck, as well as the weight and shipping speed. → Read More

Driver shortage eases slightly in 2022 but relief likely temporary, ATA reports

The industry is short about 78,000 drivers, an improvement from last year’s 80,000-person gap estimate, the group’s chief economist said. → Read More

How the trucking industry is helping feed a million Floridians after Hurricane Ian

Operation BBQ Relief drew volunteer drivers from across the country to deliver much-needed food supplies in the storm’s aftermath. → Read More

Shipper initiative targets zero emission trucking fleets by 2040

Ikea, Unilever and Maersk are among the founding members of a push to phase out the heaviest, most polluting freight vehicles. → Read More

As East Coast delays rise, Port of LA director appeals to shippers: ‘Come to Los Angeles’

The 109-ship queue to enter the U.S.'s largest container port had dropped 88% as of July. → Read More

Port Authority of New York, New Jersey plans dwell fee to cull empties

Ocean carriers will be subject to a fee beginning Sept. 1 as the port looks to better handle record import volumes. → Read More

BNSF extends westbound shipping embargo into August

The railroad plans to incrementally loosen the embargo due to recent velocity gains. → Read More

Before Oakland, AB5 protests disrupted Los Angeles, Long Beach ports

Protests — and looming enforcement of the California labor law — already have shippers asking about rerouting cargo out of the state. → Read More

ILWU negotiations: White House watching 'as closely as they can be'

Union and management leaders are committed to reaching a new contract and not impeding the flow of goods, Port Envoy Gen. Stephen Lyons said. → Read More

Empty containers buoy Port of Los Angeles cargo volumes to June record

Despite inflation and recession concerns, the results show "Americans are still spending on goods,” Executive Director Gene Seroka said. → Read More

'NO TO AB5': Hundreds of California port truckers protest labor law

The work stoppage has had no impact on port operations, but officials are monitoring the situation, Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka said. → Read More

Trucking groups to request stay of enforcement for California's AB5 law

A coalition of more than 70 industry groups will express concerns with enforcement of the landmark labor law in a letter to the governor this week, according to a California Trucking Association official. → Read More

Waiting for 'Lady Day': A Billie Holiday book's supply chain saga

On the planned release date, pre-ordered copies sat inside a container aboard the Evergreen ship stuck in the Chesapeake Bay. Their voyage offers a glimpse into today’s ocean freight challenges. → Read More

Chassis constraints create 'unprecedented' situation at ports: TRAC Intermodal

Truckers are taking three times longer to return chassis than they did before the pandemic, the company says. → Read More

Biden calls for three-month federal gas tax holiday

Lifting the federal 18-cent tax per gallon of gas and 24-cent tax per gallon of diesel for three months would “give Americans a little extra breathing room,” the White House said. → Read More

P&G taps Microsoft for cloud services to boost production efficiency

Pilot programs are already underway to improve diaper and paper towel manufacturing, the companies say. → Read More

'The rip-off is over': Biden urges shipping reform during Port of Los Angeles visit

The president warned carriers that new regulations could be coming as he called on Congress to pass the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022. → Read More