As California's supply chains continue to face challenges from overcrowded ports, labor shortages, and traffic congestion, the need for coordinated response from California's business community has never been more urgent. That's why we (CBPA and CBRT) formed a new coalition under the Goods Movement Alliance to urge common sense solutions on goods movement issues at all levels of government.
FreightWaves published a piece on the Goods Movement Alliance launch and importance, quoting Matthew Hargrove below:
“Between the docks and warehouses of Southern California and the state’s AB5 law on independent contractors, California plays an outsized role in the U.S. logistics sector.
And now a lot of once disparate groups that were exposed to supply chain issues but had never worked together on shared interests have a new umbrella under which to stand.
It is called the Goods Movement Alliance. Formed in August, the alliance was described by Matthew Hargrove, its co-chair, as mostly an association of associations that has come together because of their interests in supply chain issues in the Golden State.
Hargrove himself is the president and chief executive officer of the California Business Properties Association (CBPA), which includes such supply chain-focused companies as warehouse operators.
“Some of our main members are some of the largest commercial real estate companies,” he said.
While the supply chain events of the past year or two may have been the catalyst for the final push to create the Goods Movement Alliance, Hargrove said in an interview with FreightWaves that the momentum is not new.
“We were getting hit with transportation issues,” Hargrove said of recent events that impacted his members with CBPA. “We were asked by the California Trucking Association to pay more attention to the trucking and greenhouse gas issues coming together.””