A Texas lawmaker
has vowed to introduce legislation addressing truckers' concerns
about waiting in long lines to pick up or drop off containers
at the Port of Houston. The legislature is scheduled to reconvene
in January 2003.
of Rep. Joe Moreno's (D-Houston) legislation say it would not
only improve productivity for truckers, but also would cut down
on air pollution generated by the long idle times and increase
safety standards on surrounding highways. Calls by Land Line to
Rep. Moreno's office for details on how the proposed bill would
eliminate long lines have not been returned.
reportedly being considered when lawmakers gather involves overweight
containers, improperly labeled containers, the repair and maintenance
of truck chassis and port credentialing requirements.