Clean Trucks program

Clean Ports bill floated in Congress

The Clean Ports Act, introduced for the third time in as many years in Congress, would give states and local jurisdictions more authority over interstate commerce.

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Apnea proposals could disqualify drivers, cell phone ban begins, Senate bill would mandate EOBRs, third Mexican carrier completes audit and more industry news items are featured.

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Court orders Long Beach port to do more work

The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club went to court over the port’s plan to cut out some provisions.

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Long Beach port adds Class 7 trucks to program

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners voted to expand the Port of Long Beach’s Clean Trucks Program to include Class 7 rigs.

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ATA to appeal port truck ruling

A federal court ruled Los Angeles’ port can enforce its Clean Truck Program, which ports nationwide hope to use as a model.

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Update: More congressmen support ports bill

Representatives are co-sponsoring a bill that would amend federal law to allow ports new authority over trucking.

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Los Angeles port says emissions dropped

Diesel particulate matter emissions in 2009 dropped by 37 percent from 2008 and nitrogen oxide emissions fell 28 percent.

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Merits of port truck programs debated

Southern California port Clean Truck Programs were discussed at a Congressional hearing as to whether trucking law should be changed.

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Congressional hearing set on Clean Trucks Program

A U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a May 5 hearing to assess programs at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.

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The cross-border trucking program with Mexico, a driver screening Web site, the Illiana Expressway, IdleAire and truck-only toll lanes in Florida are among the issues featured.

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