Long Beach Business Journal: Recommended Changes To PierPass Program Released

Englander Knabe & Allen senior vice president Alex Cherin is quoted in a recent Long Beach Business Journal article entitled “Recommended Changes To PierPass Program Released“:

Alex Cherin, executive director of the California Trucking Association (CTA) Intermodal Conference, was generally in favor of the recommendations. “We appreciate the effort that the terminal operators and PierPass took to review some of the feedback that they’ve received from stakeholders over the last couple of years,” Cherin said. His organization, as well as other supply chain stakeholder associations, have previously expressed discontentment with the current PierPass system due to congestion caused when terminals switch between day and night shifts, as well as cost impacts associated with night time work.

“The trucking community is generally supportive of the option that would spread out the traffic between both the day and the night shifts and then use sort of a robust appointment system,” Cherin said, noting that he supports the idea of a flat fee. “Of course, the devil is in the details and we want to make sure that the appointment structure that they put together is viable and you know can be delivered,” he added. Cherin said the recommendations could be implemented within the next few months.

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