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YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> More than a decade ago, Blanchard’s Haulage embraced a burgeoning Performance Based Standards scheme to find an innovative solution to a dimensional transport dilemma. The end result is a fleet of distinctive 8×4 Volvo crane trucks that have provided a critical solution for a major customer while still delivering much needed versatility. For the best part of 45 years Blanchard’s Haulage, based in Grafton in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, has partnered with Volvo Trucks Australia to obtain efficiencies and innovations in performance as it goes about delivering the best solutions for clients in infrastructure and the pole transport industry. Robert Blanchard, the Executive Officer of Blanchard’s Haulage, considers it a ground breaking business – and with good reason. Although the association with Volvo can be traced back to 1972 when the company purchased its first truck from the commercial vehicle manufacturer, it has consistently looked to adopt new technologies including the latest safety suites offered in the 1990...

Truckers are getting in and out of the Port of Oakland faster, thanks to recent improvements

Truckers are getting in and out of the Port of Oakland faster, thanks to recent improvements at the port’s marine terminals, officials said this week. The port reported average truck turn times of between 62 minutes and 72 minutes at Oakland marine terminals in May, down from a high of 92 minutes in January. Turn times measure how long it takes freight haulers to drop off or pick up cargo containers. Faster turn times mean that customers get their cargo quicker and that freight haulers can make more trips every day, port officials said. “It’s an encouraging sign for all of us,” Port of Oakland Maritime Director John Driscoll said in a statement announcing the improvements on June 6.  ”It indicates that we’re operating more efficiently for the benefit of the global supply chain.” Port officials attribute the turn time improvements to a series of steps the port has taken over the past three years, including: After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in, you will be asked to log in or register. Feedback: What did you think of this article? We’d like to hear from you. DC VELOCITY is committed to accuracy and cl...