Inland Empire logistics

Freight Volume Increases Continue at ONT

May 15, 2020

Ontario International Airport is not seeing much passenger traffic these days. Instead, ONT is one of the only in our region to see an increase in freight volume two months in a row. KVCR's Megan Jamerson.

75,000 tons of mail and packages. That’s how much freight was loaded at Ontario International Airport in April. Representing more than a 26 percent increase from last year, airport spokesperson Steve Lambert says it’s a good sign for the Inland Empire’s economy.

The Inland Empire is one of the biggest hubs for logistics, also known as goods movement, in the nation, with scores of retailers locating their warehouses in the region. How that concentration of warehouses is affecting air pollution and people's health was the subject of a recent cover story in GRIST, an online magazine that covers the environment. KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff has the story.

Environmental and labor groups are demanding a community benefits agreement for the proposed Eastgate Air Cargo Logistics Center in San Bernardino, citing concerns over jobs, air quality, traffic and more. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

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An environmental protection lawsuit has been filed against the construction of a warehouse project in Bloomington. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.

A Riverside County jury has awarded a $17 million settlement to a Riverside warehouse security guard who was severely injured by a runaway forklift.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

California Roads Could Soon Generate Power

Aug 5, 2016

California has more than its fair share of heavy truck traffic. With nearly 400-thousand miles of roads and ongoing heavy truck traffic, the California Energy Commission is testing out a new technology that could capitalize on the energy created from heavy trucks moving across our highways. KVCR's Natalya Estrada has this report.

Redlands Company To Fill 500 Jobs

Aug 4, 2016

Radial, the logistics company formerly known as eBay Enterprises, is set to fill 500 positions in Redlands. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

Inland Empire job seekers are in luck. Logistics company Radial is looking to fill 500 positions in their Redlands facility. 

With companies already gearing up for the holiday shopping season, a spokesperson for Radial tells the press enterprise the company sorely needs more employees. Previously known as eBay Enterprise, the warehouse radial operates in Redlands, and helps fulfill orders from the companies' commercial clients. 

Amazon has opened a sixth California warehouse. This one is in Rialto. KVCR's Rick Dulock reports.

Last night, the Moreno Valley City Council took a step that will permanently alter the city.  After three years of meetings, studies, and forums, Moreno Valley Councilmembers voted 3-2 to approve the World Logistics Center.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has more.

UC Riverside's Center For Environmental Research and Technology hosted a big forum on the future of the Inland Empire's growing logistics industry.  Officials in both the private and public sectors and others interested in the business of of moving and storing goods examined various issues surrounding the growth of logistics in the IE, including concerns about traffic and transportation.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem has Part 1 of 2 reports from the UCR Logisitcs Forum

Last week's UC Riverside forum on the future of the Inland Empire's logistics industry included both champions and critics of the industry's impacts on the region.  In Part 2 of his reporting from the forum, KVCR's Matt Guilhem recounts the dueling points of view expressed by a familiar advocate of the logistics industry -- IE Economist John Husing -- and a prominent critic of the industry -- longtime IE environmental justice activist, Penny Newman.  While Husing touted the economic and social benefits of the growing logistics sector, Newman offered a scathing critique of labor and environ

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, describes to KVCR's Ken Vincent how the local logistics industry is turning into a major driver of the IE's economic growth.

Southern California was once a hotbed of industry:  agriculture, aerospace, and manufacturing just to name a few.  As these fields were outsourced, the open space of Southern California -- particularly the Inland Empire -- was primed for a new focus:  logistics.  Last week, the first regional summit on the industry was held in Pomona.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem was there and has this report.

John Husing, Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, continues his conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent on problems at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach affecting the logistics economy in the IE.  In this segment, Dr. Husing reviews the lessons learned from delays in shipping goods over the holidays two years ago that made for a more efficient holiday shipping season this year.