Nissan and Walmart say they have effective plans to minimize impact of West Coast port delays.
A temporary yard for empty containers could be available for truckers by the end of the month.
The ocean carriers say no major changes are planned until after the end of first quarter of 2015.
DHL pilot with its customer Ricoh showed augmented reality technology increased efficiency in picking process, with uses in transportation and last mile delivery also possible.
Strong container and steel volumes led the way for a record year at the port.
Turnover rate among large U.S. truckload carriers increased 1 percent to an annualized rate of 97 percent in the third quarter of 2014.