The Port of Oakland has begun a voluntary pilot program in
which some truckers are attaching radio frequency identification tags to their trucks.
According to the San
Francisco Chronicle, about 300 truckers have been enrolled out of nearly 2,000
who are eligible.
A similar program has been in place at the ports of Los
Angeles, Long Beach and Seattle/Tacoma for more than a year, where the RFIDs
are credited with reducing congestion as inbound trucks are identified more
quickly, the Chronicle reported.