The Importance of Experience for Drayage Drivers

by Michael Kotendzhi | Trucking
The Importance of Experience for Drayage Drivers

Drayage in itself isn’t extremely complex, essentially a driver will pick up a load and conduct transportation to its’ final destination. However, port drayage is more complicated with confusing seaport terminals and differing rules.  
Shipments are assigned to one of various terminals located inside a port. These port terminals come with their own set of rules pertaining to appointments, hours of operation, container pickup, chassis usage, and so on. It can be expected that ports regularly notify carriers of rule changes that are in effect on the same day. In order to be time efficient and avoid wasting money, it’s important for your 3PL to have experienced drayage drivers that can adapt quickly to these changes. Without this experience, drivers can be wasting hours navigating around complex ports. 
If you’re looking for a company that values your time and money, 18 Wheels Logistics is the right fit for you. We house the infrastructure, resources, and experienced staff at all levels of the supply chain to help you optimize your business. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, 18 Wheels Logistics’ drayage drivers are seasoned experts in distribution and navigating complex port terminals. Additionally, we can assist you along your supply chain in all things warehousing, co-packing, and trucking. 

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.