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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:10 PM
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Oakland Port Bans Aging, Emissions-Belching Trucks
Oakland Port Bans Aging, Emissions-Belching Trucks

The Port of Oakland has begun its ban on trucks with pre-1994 engines. The ban also applies to trucks with 1994-2003 diesel engines that have not yet been modified to comply with California Air Resources Board Level 3 diesel particulate filters, reports FleetOwner.

The first day of the ban resulted in 8 percent of trucks being turned away from the port. By the second day, only 6 percent of trucks were rejected, said Bruce Wargo, coordinator of program compliance with the Oakland Marine Terminal Operators.

Trucks that qualify to enter the port receive a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag that validates each truck on entry.

About 2,800 trucks routinely enter the port.

Just weeks ago, the Port of Oakland faced a possible truckers strike over the CARB regulations.

Manufacturers are scrambling to introduce emissions-free port drayage vehicles.

http://www.environmentalleader.com/2010/01/25/oakland-p...
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