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Oakland Trucker 511 Port Traffic Information System
OT- 511 OT-511 is a project of West State Alliance with support from the MTC (511 SF Bay) and the Port of Oakland.
Program Goals Improve intermodal transportation efficiencies Reduce time and expense lost to traffic, extended wait times and schedule interruptions Provide means to help truckers organize for economic benefit and political influence
Kinds of Information Port traffic Terminal wait times MTO service interruptions/incident reports Changes to posted schedules of marine terminals Bay Area highway conditions and traffic routing Trucker service announcements of all kinds
Information Sources OT-511 aggregates and disseminates vital information for port truckers from the following sources: Port of Oakland Oakland marine terminals Shipping lines Local media outlets Transportation agencies Government regulators Trade associations Lunch truck gossip/rumor mill
OT-511 is “Following”…
Informal Survey Objective – Expand range of information delivered via OT-511 to enhance usefulness for Port truckers What additional kinds of information are most desirable? Daily fuel prices Chassis shortages & container availability Container rows too busy to move at MTOs Location of CHP in Port area Winning Lotto numbers
Registration/Twitter Sign Up Text START to You will receive a text message from Twitter. Reply with SIGNUP to begin. You will receive a second text message asking for a username. If you do not have a Twitter account, reply to this text with name of primary motor carrier, plus your initials or numerical sequence: 1,2,3, etc…
Follow OT-511 SMS Text Compose a new text message to with FOLLOW OAKLANDOT511. You will receive a confirmation indicating you are following OT511 Twitter feed.
“OT-511 helps me a lot. I reroute my trucks when there’s congestion at the terminal.” Juan Z – Dispatcher
Charlie G – Owner Operator “When there’s an unexpected terminal shutdown, I call my dispatcher and ask him to arrange a different move so I don’t waste time in line.”
“OT-511 helps me know when there’s an accident on#880 and that #580 is open. It saves time.”
“OT-511 is your own eye on the terminals. It’s my ‘fortune teller’ helping to ease the rumors before I get to the Port.”
Ricardo RG – Owner Operator “It’s great to hear about early closures at the Port to avoid per diem and demurrage charges. This is an excellent service.”
“Without OT-511 information, I would have worked for free not knowing the marine terminal was closed.”