Executive Briefings

Port of Long Beach, Truckers End Lawsuit, Agree on Driver, Vehicle Operating Information

The American Trucking Associations Executive Committee and the Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioners have approved a settlement that will allow the port to strictly oversee and enforce motor carrier's compliance with federal, state and port safety, security and environmental regulations. The agreement is based on a motor carrier registration process, referred to as a Registration and Agreement, which will replace the port's Concession Agreement. The settlement is expected to end litigation with the Port of Long Beach, but litigation with the Port of Los Angeles will continue.

Under the agreement, motor carriers registering to operate at the port must agree to enter all truck and driver information into the port's drayage truck registry and to equip each truck with a radio frequency identification tag or other device to allow the port to monitor and control truck entry to port facilities. Motor carriers must also certify, among other things, that any truck dispatched to the port will comply with all federal, state and port safety, security and environmental regulations, including the port's Clean Trucks Program. Similarly, motor carriers will acknowledge responsibility for ensuring that all drivers dispatched to the port possess a valid commercial driver's license and a Transportation Worker Identification Card. The registration further acknowledges the right of the port to deny entry to any truck or driver that does not meet these regulatory requirements.

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The American Trucking Associations Executive Committee and the Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioners have approved a settlement that will allow the port to strictly oversee and enforce motor carrier's compliance with federal, state and port safety, security and environmental regulations. The agreement is based on a motor carrier registration process, referred to as a Registration and Agreement, which will replace the port's Concession Agreement. The settlement is expected to end litigation with the Port of Long Beach, but litigation with the Port of Los Angeles will continue.

Under the agreement, motor carriers registering to operate at the port must agree to enter all truck and driver information into the port's drayage truck registry and to equip each truck with a radio frequency identification tag or other device to allow the port to monitor and control truck entry to port facilities. Motor carriers must also certify, among other things, that any truck dispatched to the port will comply with all federal, state and port safety, security and environmental regulations, including the port's Clean Trucks Program. Similarly, motor carriers will acknowledge responsibility for ensuring that all drivers dispatched to the port possess a valid commercial driver's license and a Transportation Worker Identification Card. The registration further acknowledges the right of the port to deny entry to any truck or driver that does not meet these regulatory requirements.

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