Weston LaBar is the CEO of the Harbor Trucking Association. That’s the trade group that represents the drayage community in the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
On this week’s edition of Drilling Deep, LaBar joins host John Kingston to discuss the group’s recent call for the Federal Maritime Administration to step in and suspend the drayage and demurrage charges that have soared as operations at the port have backed up enormously. LaBar also talks about changes in the harbor operations that led to this situation developing when faced with a surge in import volume.
On the podcast, Kingston also talks about the diesel market, which just got hit with the biggest one-week jump in the basis for fuel surcharges since September of last year.