Though Los Angeles, California has long been known for its colossal entertainment, real estate, and tourism industries, the growth of the city and surrounding area began in far less glamorous fields. Officially incorporated in 1850, Los Angeles originally got its economic start through agriculture and oil. Farming, particularly citrus trees, thrived in the 1930s and 1940s, and petroleum, first discovered in the area in 1892, helped fuel Los Angeles into becoming the country’s largest oil producer by 1923. The unveiling of the finished port of Los Angeles in 1909, coinciding with the completion of a large wharf by the Southern Pacific Railroad, officially brought Los Angeles into the modern global trade market, and soon the port surpassed San Francisco’s as the busiest on the west coast. World War II brought an influx of population as people migrated from around the United States, particularly from the South, to work in the wartime industries flourishing in the region. Los Angeles became a leader in high tech aircraft construction and shipbuilding, a status that only expanded during the subsequent cold war era. This manufacturing boom, coupled with a flourishing agricultural economy, made Los Angeles one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Today, L.A. is the second largest city in America and a west coast economic and shipping powerhouse. Boasting a labyrinthine Interstate Highway transportation system jutting out in all directions, the largest port on the west coast, and a gross national product that exceeds all but the most profitable countries in the world, Los Angeles has embraced the global economy and become an import/export hub for a variety of shipments and cargo in nearly every mode of transport.
Market Capacity represents the balance between the number of shipments from a given market and the available trucks in that market. Tight Capacity signifies more shipments than available trucks, and indicates a higher chance of late shipments or cancellations. Loose Capacity signifies that there are more available trucks than current shipments in that market, indicating a greater likelihood of on time shipments and no cancellations.
Below is the contact information and terminal location of the local freight shipping providers. Rather than being redirected from a generic national support line, the contact information provided includes specific location-based office numbers, so that you are able to get in touch directly with the appropriate local office to answer questions about your shipments.