Long Beach trucking industry

First Students Graduate from LBCC Commercial Driver Training Program

LBCC Commercial Driver Training Program The Commercial Driver Training Program aims to train and certify a minimum of 100 new drivers during its 24-month pilot. Long Beach City College (LBCC) in partnership with the Harbor Trucking Association (HTA) graduated the first cohort of students from the HTA Commercial Driver Training Program on Tuesday.

Industry Experts Expect to Move More Goods Through Port of Long Beach in 2012

port-of-long-beach container traffic Goods movement industry experts and executives convened Wednesday in downtown Long Beach and said there is a growing sense of optimism for cargo’s upcoming “peak season,” the time of year when international trade traditionally ramps up from mid-summer into fall.

January 1 Signals Permanent Ban For Older Trucks at Port

clean-trucks In a little over three years, the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program has helped clean up the busiest drayage truck fleet in the country and cut related air pollution by 90 percent. On January 1, the program will ban permanently the last remaining older, more polluting trucks from Port terminals.

Port of Long Beach Clean Trucks Program Nearing Final Milestone

clean-trucks In the New Year, the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program will hit its final milestone, permanently barring the oldest, most polluting drayage trucks from Port terminals. Although the final ban starts January 1, significant reduction in truck related pollution was reached nearly two years ago.

Port trucking fleet achieves clean-air goal nearly two years ahead of schedule

lng-trucks (Video after the jump!) White will be a popular color for port trucks in 2010. The Port of Long Beach ushered in the New Year with a major Clean Trucks Program milestone, banning thousands of older more polluting trucks and replacing them mostly with the signature white rigs that now service the Port.

Clean Trucks Program nears major milestone in replacing older trucks

lng-trucks The Port of Long Beach Clean Trucks Program is on track to achieve dramatic air quality and road safety improvements as the ongoing changeover of the big-rigs that serve port terminals approaches a major milestone on January 1, 2010.

Settlement between Port of Long Beach and American Trucking Association solidifies Clean Truck Program

clean trucks program expanding The American Trucking Association’s (ATA) Executive Committee and the Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioners have approved a settlement negotiated between Port officials and ATA and trucking industry representatives. The Settlement is based on motor carrier registration process, referred to as a Registration and Agreement, which will replace the Port’s Concession Agreement.

Tomorrow marks first anniversary of Long Beach Port’s Clean Truck Program

clean trucks program expanding At its one-year anniversary, the Port of Long Beach Clean Trucks Program is on track to nearly achieve its goal of an 80 percent reduction in diesel truck pollution, two years ahead of schedule. The Port’s Clean Trucks Program started October 1, 2008, with the aim of dramatically slashing by 2012 air pollution from the thousands of trucks that haul cargo containers to and from Port shipping terminals.

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