Long Beach trucking industry
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.