The Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference (IMCC), a part of the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), has expressed its opposition to the clean truck program proposed for the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Under the plan, motor carriers will need to be approved as licensed “concessionaires,” own their trucks and operate them using only employee drivers while paying an assortment of “dirty truck” and application fees. The Port predicts drayage rates will rise by 80% and could force many small and medium-sized motor carriers out of business if the plan is implemented.
The IMCC letter detailed its concerns regarding the economic impact and legality of the program, which implements the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). IMCC also endorsed the concerns of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) and the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL), who expressed their opposition to the plan and requested the commission intervene to prevent implementation of the CAAP, which they described as an “ill-advised and unlawful proposal.”