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Ship in Southern California? Our new Freight Insights Report is for you

Convoy News, Freight Research, ShippersPublished on October 27, 2021

Here’s how the San Pedro Bay port congestion is impacting facility and truckload operations in the Los Angeles market, according to Convoy’s proprietary freight data.

The freight market in Southern California has emerged as the cornerstone of the U.S. economy. Yet, in recent months, container ships have faced record volume and record delays at the San Pedro Bay ports. So have truck drivers. 

Just how much is the port congestion affecting truckload freight in Southern California?

The Los Angeles metro is one of Convoy’s strongest markets. So Convoy’s director of economic research, Aaron Terrazas, dug into our proprietary truckload freight data, along with publicly available transportation and economic data and research, to find out. 

The result: our Southern California Freight Insights Report.

Market-specific reports like this are possible because of the amount of freight data we’ve amassed across our digital freight network. Drivers in our network use the GPS-enabled Convoy app for carriers, which captures more than 1,000 unique data points throughout the life of a shipment. 

In Southern California, we have more than 80,000 app-connected drivers, serving more than 5,000 facilities that belong to shippers across the Fortune 500. 

Read our Southern California Freight Insights Report to learn about:

  • The driver shortage in Southern California — or is there one? 
  • Tender rejection rates and where they stand compared to 2020.
  • Dwell times and how they’ve been impacted by Southern California market challenges. 
  • Accessorial fees — which loads are incurring fees and one way to curb those costs. 
  • New regulation targeting truck emissions — how it will impact which providers you work with. 
  • And more. 

Download the free report today.

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Aaron Terrazas

Aaron Terrazas is Director of Economic Research at Convoy where he researches and comments on freight markets and what freight reveals about the broader economy. Prior to joining Convoy, Aaron was a Senior Economist and Director of Economic Research at Zillow. Before that, he was an Economist at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy in Washington, D.C. He was educated at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. Aaron has been a runner since age 13 and is a sucker for all endurance sports.
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