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is a leading logistics and material handling holding company, based in Rancho Dominguez, CA. GMI was created in May of 2007 through the mergers of Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), North America Conveyor (NACI) and W&H Systems. The GMI mission i...
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TTSI Official: Most Drayage Drivers Wish to Remain Independent | TTSI - Total Transportation Services Inc.
Vic LaRosa, president of TTSI, estimated that 80 percent of the drivers he deals with at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach prefer to own and operate their trucks rather than to be direct employees of a drayage company.
As an indication that drivers at most ports prefer to be independent businesspersons, LaRosa
told a conference of the Transportation Lawyers Association
Friday in Los Angeles that in many cities hundreds of employee driver positions go unfilled.
Although the employee driver model is seen infrequently at seaports, many retailers, grocery store chains and manufacturers have employee drivers who drive company-owned trucks.
Owner-operators in those port cities could apply for those positions, but most prefer to remain independent, LaRosa
In fact, there is a nationwide driving shortage in many areas of trucking, including over-the-road trucking where the employee driver model is more common, he
Ever since trucking deregulation, most harbor drayage companies have found that the costs associated with unionized, employee drivers make it impossible to compete in the cutthroat harbor trucking industry.
While increased wages are a factor, loss of productivity is the main obstacle to having employee drivers, LaRosa
for a period attempted to operate some trucks with employee drivers provided by temp agencies, but the company ended up losing $1 million because of a drop in productivity, he
TTSI & Vision Motors Named Top Winners at 2012 Edison Awards | TTSI - Total Transportation Services Inc.
"We are extremely honored to have been awarded this recognition," said Vic LaRosa, President and CEO of TTSI.
Stop Trouble Tickets Before They Stop You | TTSI - Total Transportation Services Inc.
Vic La Rosa, President/CEO of TTSI, along with other leaders in the industry discuss ways to avoid trouble tickets at the ports of LA and Long Beach.
Cleaner Cargo Trucks Coming to Port of Los Angeles | TTSI - Total Transportation Services Inc.
TTSI president Victor La Rosa (center), alongside mayors Antonio Villaraigosa (left) and Bob Foster (right), jump-starts the Green Truck Initiative with his announcement of TTSI's 12 month program to replace dirty diesel freight trucks with a totally green truck fleet.
TTSI President Vic La Rosa announced his company's commitment to create a "totally green truck fleet" over the next year to support major shippers, including Target, the second largest goods importer to the United States.
explained that funding grants from the San Pedro Bay Ports and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will help offset the cost of the new trucks.
The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit | TTSI - Total Transportation Services Inc.
Vic La Rosa, President of TTSI, spoke at The U.S. Freight Sustainability Summit in Washington DC, leading a discussion that focused on how TTSI is finding new and innovative ways to reduce emissions, save energy, lower fuel costs and move goods sustainably.