Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Oakland Trucks Turn Faster

By Karen Robes Meeks

The amount of time it takes a truck driver to get in and out of the Port of Oakland is getting faster.

The port said truck turn times at its terminals averaged 62 to 72 minutes, lower than the 92 minutes experienced in January.

“It’s an encouraging sign for all of us,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll. “It indicates that we’re operating more efficiently for the benefit of the global supply chain.”

The port credits the faster turn times to measures the port enacted over the last three years, which include adding night shifts to relieve daytime traffic, requiring appointments before drivers can pick up boxes and completing the expansion at TraPac, which saw turn times improve by more than 20 percent since January.