The Los Angeles ports update sets more aggressive goals for reducing air pollution from port operations.
Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a schedule for trucking companies next year to begin phasing in employee drivers.
Meanwhile, port officials will recommend an adjusted implementation schedule for the agreement the association is disputing.
A federal judge has ruled for Port of Los Angeles to enforce its Clean Truck Program.
Representatives are co-sponsoring a bill that would amend federal law to allow ports new authority over trucking.
Diesel particulate matter emissions in 2009 dropped by 37 percent from 2008 and nitrogen oxide emissions fell 28 percent.
Southern California port Clean Truck Programs were discussed at a Congressional hearing as to whether trucking law should be changed.
The American Trucking Associations’ lawsuit against the Port of Los Angeles completed oral arguments.
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