April 28, 2023
Lori Ann LaRocco
The tapering down in freight volumes has impacted not only the railroads but trucking, as well. This has created a truck driver dislocation for some. In response to the decrease in West Coast freight, ITS told American Shipper the company is “rebalancing” its workforce — moving away from California and moving to areas where there is growth.
“We are actively hiring in Texas and the Midwest to respond to the increasing need to move containers coming into Houston, Southeast and Midwest,” said Paul Brashier, vice president of drayage and intermodal at ITS Logistics. “Trucking is needed for both container pickup at the ocean terminals and rail ramps. We’ve also seen an increase in containers traveling inland into Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta.”
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