By Charlie Morasch, Land Line staff writer
On Jan. 1, 2012, the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 model year emissions standards.
The move is just part of the ongoing Clean Truck Program that both ports began in 2008. While the ban on 2006 model year and older engines begins, the Clean Truck fee paid by many truck owners or drivers is ending.
The 2006 model year engine trucks and older were only performing about 2 percent of total drayage moves, said Art Wong, a spokesman with the Port of Long Beach.
The Port of Los Angeles claims that in its first year, the Clean Truck Program cut truck emissions by about 70 percent at the port.
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