Port of Oakland truck ban update
on October 21, 2009
Oakland Port commissioners made official last night a polluting trucks ban they approved by a vote at their meeting on Oct. 6. The ban applies to trucks that don’t meet California Air Quality Board standards, and goes into effect Jan. 1.
The Port will require truck drivers to complete a specific procedure in order to guarantee their entrance and allow them to pick up deliveries at the seaport. Truck drivers will have to enter their trucks’ clean air compliance information into a database, and then receive a certificate and a label to place on the truck. It is then up to the seaport facility operator to determine how non-compliant trucks will be handled.
Port commissioners said this ban will enhance the air quality in West Oakland and other neighboring communities.
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