Beginning last Saturday and continuing for at least the rest of 2017, New York State Police have implemented a severe inspection crackdown on all trucks servicing the cargo facilities at JFK Airport. They are being thorough and heavy handed in their searches. Rather than placing vehicles out of service, they are just impounding them, regardless of the trucks being full of freight or not.
Companies servicing JFK should make sure all DOT information is up to date. It is alarming to see State Police enforcing Port Authority property, but the inspections are legitimate. At this moment, we do not know what prompted this State run inspection blitz.
JFK handles about 1.4 million tons of air cargo annually and there are hundreds of long and short-haul trucking companies that use the cargo facilities. Delaying and impounding freight during the holiday season at the number one airport in North America (in terms of cargo value) is perplexing. Just this past Monday, Cyber Monday, digital transactions reached a record $6.59 billion, up almost 17% from a year ago.
Companies who service JFK and want to double check their DOT numbers and status should contact Steve Hawk at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hawkcompliance.com.