NRDC Attack on City of Long Beach is Baseless and Inaccurate
January 5, 2010 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Arlington, Va. – Today the NRDC announced it was filing suit against the City of Long Beach to overturn a settlement with the ATA that ended litigation over the Port of Long Beach truck concession plan.
Long Beach settled the lawsuit after the U.S. District Court of Appeals declared the concession plan illegal.
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‘Big battle’ mounts over bigger big rigs
June 5, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Debate is heating up over an issue likely to strike terror in the heart of any driver who has spied an 18-wheeler looming in the rearview mirror as he scrambles into the slow lane: whether even bigger big-rigs should be allowed on the nation’s highways.
Federal law limits the weight and length of 18-wheelers on the [...]
PORT COMMISSIONERS TO VOTE ON TRUCK POLLUTION
June 2, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
Port of Oakland commissioners are scheduled to vote today on a comprehensive truck management program aimed at reducing emissions from trucks that do business at the port.
Port spokesman Robert Bernardo said one element of the plan is to ban old trucks manufactured in 1994 and earlier because they emit high levels of diesel.
The proposal, which [...]
Truckers say new regs won’t jam borders
May 30, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Americans returning from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and parts of the Caribbean will need more than a driver’s license to get back into the USA beginning Monday — and efforts are underway to prevent that from turning into a truck backlog at the borders.
Commercial truckers in this border state, home of one of [...]
Energy Putting U.S. Trucking on a Diet
May 18, 2009 by Truckdrivernews · Leave a Comment
SAN FRANCISCO — The backbone of U.S. commerce, given America’s vast distances and reliance upon highway transportation, is the combined fleet of 500,000 U.S. long-haul trucks. And to many Americans, the macho trucking life holds a certain romance. It has, to be sure, its drawbacks, not least the pollution from all those rumbling diesels. But [...]