California Governor focuses on container storage sites

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An executive order signed by California’s Governor, Gavin Newsom, aims to take pressure off the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach by directing state agencies to look for additional container storage space. The executive order also seeks to identify additional truck routes that would be exempt from the state’s gross vehicle weight limits. It’s not clear how much that would help, given truckers have been frustrated with chassis scarcity and what they say are restrictive appointment requirements and poor service from terminals, rather than weight restrictions. Along with the short-term measures, Newsom said the state’s finance department will look to identify items for California’s next budget to address funding for port infrastructure, clean truck efforts, and workforce training.

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