Long Beach Port Launches Traffic Text Alert Tool

Trucks at the Port of Long Beach
Trucks at the Port of Long Beach
Trucks at the Port of Long Beach’s TTI container terminal. Photo courtesy of Port of
Long Beach.

Drayage truckers can now receive information, alerts and updates about adverse traffic conditions within the Port of Long Beach through a new opt-in texting notification system.

The port’s new “Truck Alert” program delivers text messages with a specific focus on serving truck drivers delivering cargo to and from Long Beach, America’s second-busiest container seaport.

Without using spaces or hyphenation, users can text the keyword TruckAlert (not case-sensitive) to 79516 to subscribe for notifications about road closures, crashes and other conditions at the Port, along with a suggested detour. To be removed, subscribers can text STOP to 79516.

“Truck Alert is designed to reduce road congestion by providing truck drivers an opportunity to improve scheduling and enhance turn times during the unprecedented cargo surge we’re experiencing,” Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero explained. “This new program will enhance our ability to move cargo quickly, safely and efficiently through the port.”

The Truck Alert service is free, but standard text messaging rates may apply.

“Providing this service to our truck drivers is another way we are strengthening every link in the supply chain,” Long Beach Harbor Commission President Steven Neal explained. “Truck Alert will build upon our renowned customer service and strengthen our relationship with our partners in the trucking industry.”