Port of Oakland launches RFID program

| 3/19/2007

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.