Assessing the Implementation and Impacts of the Clean Truck Programs at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, Hearing Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, May 5, 2010 [open pdf - 11MB]
From the statement of John Holmes: "Using a system of progressive bans of trucks by model years, our Clean Truck Program is phasing out older trucks and replacing them with trucks that meet U.S. EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] 2007 standards. The new trucks, which now are an average of five years old, generate 80 percent less harmful diesel emissions than their older counterparts. We have also implemented a concession program to require direct accountability from the trucking companies to the port. These truck concessions, similar in concept to taxicab concessions at airports, give us something we never had before the Clean Truck Program: a direct relationship with the hundreds of motor carriers doing business on our property. The concessions provide the port with a more effective means of enforcement of emissions, safety, and security requirements." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jose M. Covarrubias, John Holmes, James Jack, Frederick H. Johring, J. Chris Lytle, Melissa C. Lin Perrella, Fred Potter, Joe Rajkovacz, Howard Coble, Peter A. DeFazio, Jane Harman, Gary G. Miller, Harry E. Mitchell, Jame L. Oberstar, Laura Richardson, Robert Digges Jr., John J. Duncan, Kurt Nagle, Hubert Wiesenmaier, Julie Sauls, Joel D. Anderson, Robyn M. Boerstling, Kelly Kolb, Brian Griley, Robin Lanier, R. Bruce Josten, Brian Griley, Mazie K. Hirono, Jrrold Nadler, Charles T. Carroll Jr., and Rick Gabrielson Target.
Serial No. 111-110
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