• Drayage We service Arizona, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, West Texas and Northern Mexico from the ramps at the BNSF & UPRR, and International Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.


  • Port of Phoenix Our expertise and commitment to your logistics needs enables us to specialize in difficult shipments, which may require border crossings, multiple carriers or special equipment to get the job done.


  • Why Absolute? It was not enough to just include "Absolute Quality" in our mission statement, we have made it WHO WE ARE! Our customers appreciate our commitment to ABSOLUTE quality drayage.


  • Our Commitment We'll do ABSOLUTELY anything we can to avoid problems for our customers such as demurrage, per diem, detention or late appointments.



  • Your Success YOUR success is OUR success and we know it, that's why we work so hard for you and why we are still here.




Economic Blast

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had decreased moderately in October, declined further in November. The Index now stands at 90.4 (1985=100), down from 99.1 in October. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.6 percent in October to 124.1 (2010 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in September, and a 0.1 percent decline in August.

Quotable

" "Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world."
– Thomas Carlyle

Ramp/Dock Report: December 2015

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released on Friday the final version of its coercion
rule, one of a number of regulations that could impact U.S. truck capacity moving forward. The rule allows for the government to take legal action against not only motor carriers, but also shippers, receivers, and transportation intermediaries, such as brokers and freight forwarders, if they are found to have coerced a trucker into violating road safety standards such as hours-of-service regulations.

Coercion is defined as a party motivating a trucker to violate federal safety regulations by threatening their employment status or future work opportunities. Penalties for those found guilty of coercing drivers include civil fines of up to $10,000 per offense and the possibility of losing operating licenses and authority. Some in the industry have said that coercion is not a big issue and that coercion complaints are not all that common.A decision on whether BNSF Railway will be allowed to build an intermodal container transfer facility considered crucial to growth at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach could be made next spring. The decision hinges in part on a hearing last week on procedural issues involving a project that has been under study for the past decade.

BNSF's proposed 153-acre Southern California International Gateway (SCIG) would be constructed about five miles from the largest U.S. port complex. The location is adjacent to Union Pacific Railroad's Intermodal Container Transfer Facility that has been in operation since 1986. Intermodal yards such as the ICTF and SCIG transfer containers between vessels and trains.

Lessons from the Past

I have often written about King Solomon of ancient Israel.

This guy was reported to be the wealthiest, wisest and most powerful king Israel and Judah ever had. He wrote most of the Book of Proverbs, Song of Songs, and my favorite, Ecclesiastes!

In Ecclesiastes Chapter 7, beginning at verse 27 through verse 29, it reads (New International Version):

"Look," says the Teacher, "this is what I have discovered: "Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things- while I was still searching but not finding- I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all. This only have I found: God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes."

I know I will pay dearly for quoting this scripture, as I have a hard time understanding the moral and only Solomon could elucidate, but I always love hearing from you all, so any opinions are appreciated!

Have a joyous holiday season with a prosperous new year and for those who know the reason for the season; Merry Christmas!