“In response, ATA’s filing argues that any attempt by the Ports to create “criteria and procedures to be used to determine the right of admission or non-admission of trucks, cargo or equipment to any and all terminals at the ports” is illegal, calling them “blockade provisions.”

American Trucking Association Challenges Ports’ Cleaner Truck Program

March 4, 2008

In a twenty-six page legal filing, the Intermodal Carriers Conference of the American Trucking Associations has submitted comments to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) charging that the cleaner trucks program approved by the Port of LB (without a labor component) and by the Port of L.A. (with a labor component) violate the federal Shipping Act.

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