IMCC opposes port clean truck program
Oct 9, 2007 3:36 PM
The Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference (IMCC), part of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), has expressed opposition to the Federal Maritime Commission regarding the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach clean truck program, according to ATA information.
The ports are predicting drayage rates will increase by 80 percent as a result of the program, ATA said.
IMCC also endorsed the concerns raised by the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and the National Industrial Transportation League, which requested that the commission also intervene to prevent implementation of the clean air action plan.
Under the plan, motor carriers will have to apply for and be approved as licensed "concessionaires," own their trucks, operate these trucks using only employee drivers, comply with a detailed truck retirement and retrofit program, and pay an assortment of "dirty truck" and application fees.
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