Weekly Logistics News Headlines: July 8
Class 1 railroads and a dozen rail worker unions are amid a dispute – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants President Joe Biden to step in and help avoid a strike. The group has asked the president in a letter to appoint a Presidential Emergency Board to deal with the situation. FreightWaves reports more.
The Supreme Court has cleared the path for California to enact its AB5 law. The new law places stricter requirements for classifying workers as independent contractors. This will likely shake up operations among the trucking sector where many drive as owner-operators instead of full employees for carriers. FreightWaves reports more.
The Port of Oakland has reduced its free dwell period for incoming containers down from seven days to four days. The move comes as part of an effort to encourage quicker removal of containers from terminals. Splash 247 reports more.
Two years into the pandemic, retail management is still a difficult task. Supply chain disruptions, economic upheaval, and more make it difficult to predict how much inventory a retailer will actually need from season to season. Supply Chain Dive reports more.
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