Supreme Court hears case against Port of LA’s Clean Truck Program

| April 18, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court this week heard a case brought by the American Trucking Associations against the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Truck Program, instituted in 2008, that places stricter standards on trucks delivering and picking up cargo from the port and includes some bans on independent contractors by specifying drivers must be company employees.

ATA sued the port in 2008 saying the program violated the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 that prohibits state and local governments from creating and enforcing laws, regulations or provisions that relate “to a price, route or service of any motor carrier.”

ATA says it is concerned about the rule itself, but also says rules like this could set a precedent leading to “a patchwork of regulations” that would place unreasonable burdens on the movement of goods.”

Overdrive sister site CCJ has the full story on the court case — Click here to read it.

  • Curtis Belk

    need to also go after CARB and the refer unit rule that requires all US refers to comply and that shippers and brokers comply with this new regulation

  • HeavyHaul4u

    Customers of mine are alllready shipping to Tacoma & Seattle because of this, Keep scaring them off Commiefornia!

  • Bill

    Mexico is building 2 large ports to take away Californicates shipping business, the ships will bypass californicate and unload for half the cost in Mexico… that is more businesses being lost do to the greed and over charging of the Calif. legislature… I will be glad to see Calif. go down the tubes, it is the highest TAXED State in the Nation, I am so glad I moved out of that Corrupt State… California SUCKS !!!

  • martymarsh

    One scam after another, but if you think ATA is innocent you might want to give it a little more thought.

  • kiko kika

    i heard big trucking company want to weed out a small owner operator so they can take over the whole port talking about gangman style.. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.