Tag Archives: OMSS

OMSS staff Luis Carbajal (far right) talks to independent trucker Ben Tam as Herbert Landaberry (far left) and logs his information. For the past week, driver information has been logged manually until electricity is accessible at OMSS' new site. Photo by Ashley Chambers

City Puts Big Rigs Back on Streets

As big rig trucks begin to park more and more on city streets, the need remains high for the parking spaces formerly provided by Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) and its owner Bill Aboudi, who [...]
Andreas Quintanilla, an owner operator that parks at OMSS, holds up the flyer he received this week notifying Army Base businesses to move their property before the city's scheduled eviction on Sept. 13. Courtesy of OMSS.

Eviction in Effect for Army Base Businesses "A third world country would give us better support than they’re doing," says Aboudi

“We’re asking them to take [their truck], move it and park it somewhere else, ” John Monetta, City of Oakland The eviction notice served by the Alameda County Sheriffs Department to Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime [...]
Thousands of truckers, some that use OMSS space for parking every day, will resort to parking in the West Oakland community if the city does not come up with a solution. Photo by Ken Epstein

City’s Inaction Forces Polluting Trucks to Park on Neighborhood Streets

As the deadline approaches for Oakland Army Base businesses to move, West Oakland residents are complaining about the increase of heavy truck traffic and parking in their neighborhoods.
Bill Aboudi (left) of OMSS talks to Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Craig Wong, who is serving him an official Notice to Vacate by Friday Sept. 6. Sitting in the sheriff's car is Deputy Kristian Kettlitz. Photo by Ken Epstein

Army Base Jobs and Small Businesses Win Reprieve Last Minute Negotiations to Keep Big Rigs Out of West Oakland

Community members scored a big victory this week in their ongoing struggle to keep big rig polluting trucks out of West Oakland. Bill Aboudi of Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) finally signed a lease to [...]
Lynette Gibson-McElhaney, District 3

Part 1: McElhaney Speaks on Army Base Jobs, Censure Vote Dispute

Lynette Gibson McElhaney is the newest minority member on Oakland’s city council. Representing District 3, a large portion of her district is West Oakland, an area filled with native Oaklanders looking for change and leadership. [...]
Bill Abodi, OMSS

Army Trucking Company’s Survival Now in Port’s Hands

Down to the wire, the City of Oakland and community members are close to saving Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS), a nationally recognized truck yard that provides parking and one-stop support for 3,000 big rigs [...]
Photo courtesy of Port of Oakland

More than 250 Jobs and 18 Family and Minority Businesses at Risk

There is a well known African proverb – when elephants fight, the grass gets trampled – that seems to sum up the experience of Bill Aboudi’s Oakland Maritime Support Services (OMSS) and the 18 small [...]