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Oakland port registers trucks

Port of Oakland on Oct. 28 announced implementation of the Secure Truck Enrollment Program, a component of the port’s Comprehensive Truck Management Program.

STEP was funded through Proposition 1B, a measure passed by California voters in 2006.

“We now have more than 5,000 trucks registered in this system,” said Omar Benjamin, port executive director. The more than 5,000 trucks in the registry all are associated with licensed motor carriers and trucking companies that have signed agreements with the Port of Oakland to be partners in a secure port.

“We incorporated feedback from the trucking industry, truckers, terminal operators, port staff, local community members and state and local law enforcement agencies as we moved forward,” Benjamin said. “STEP needed to be implemented quickly, and the success of the program is a testament to everyone’s cooperation and recognition of the importance of the program.”

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