“We are pleased to present the truck community with a concession agreement and application that reflects a truly strategic approach to air purification, strengthening port security and implementing a port drastic system that will be economically cost-effective and environmentally sustainable for long-distance,” said Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director of Port of Los Angeles, Ph.D. For its part, the port will examine the impact of the shutdown on its clean truck program. “For nearly five years, the Clean Truck program has played a crucial role in reducing harmful emissions from trucks in the Port of Los Angeles by more than 90 percent,” said Phillip Sanfield, a port spokesman. Sanfield noted that the concession agreement was a key component of the program and stated that the port was reviewing the shutdown “to determine the impact it has on our current ability to provide a clean, safe and secure truck system in accordance with Court of Justice guidelines.” A central element of the Clean Truck Program, the Concession Program, establishes a contractual relationship between the Port of Los Angeles and licensed engine carriers (CMLs). All LMCs who regularly call port container terminals must have an outstanding or approved concession agreement. Dealers are responsible for the operation of trucks that meet a number of increasingly stringent emission standards, compliance with vehicle safety and maintenance standards, and driver safety training. If available, dealers can apply for grants/financing to help them provide trucks specific to the Drayage service. To date, POLA has concession contracts with nearly 900 LMCs. In a victory for trucking interests and supporters of federalism, the U.S. Supreme Court today launched a significant portion of the Port of Los Angeles` pollution reduction program, directives, restrictions and penalties for the most popular shipping company in the country. Groups within the truck industry believe that the agreement is illegal and anticipated by interstate laws because it harms roads, fares, services and is unlikely to fall under the jurisdiction of local governments. Trucking companies will no longer be able to employ independent contractors and will be required to recruit staff to operate corporate trucks. They also believe that the ports two reports driving conflicting employees, making it very difficult for drivers and truck companies to work from both ports.
It can turn out to be a logistics swamp. The Port of Los Angeles, also known as “America`s Port,” is strongly committed to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy and the quality of life of the region and the nation that serves them. The Port of Los Angeles, which has received numerous environmental awards, including the 2007 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Award of Excellence in Clean Air, is committed to innovation in cleaner, more environmentally friendly business methods. As North America`s largest shipping port in terms of container and cargo volume, the port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The port is a department that owns the city of Los Angeles, which supports itself and does not receive taxpayers` money. The Port of Los Angeles – A clean port. A better future. The Port of Los Angeles also approved the CTP Drayage Services Concession Agreement (“Agreement”) to accelerate the transition to clean trucks. It requires, among other things, that companies be allowed to employ only employee drivers until 2013, but it also prohibits all independent drivers from operating within the port.
These drivers currently account for about 90% of the drivers serving the port. The agreement is highly controversial among industry insiders. If you are not registered with the California Air Resources Board Drayage Truck Registry (ARB DTR), you will be prevented from completing a Day Pass application.