New legal wrinkle in Port of LA’s trucking program

These recommendations will likely be presented at the Board’s next meeting at 1 p.m. on September 27, 2010, and would only take effect upon Board approval

By ·

Later this month, Port of Los Angeles staff will recommend to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners an adjusted schedule for implementation of certain provisions of the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program Concession Agreement that were previously enjoined by the federal court.

Port staff will recommend approval of an adjustment of the dates for Licensed Motor Carrier (LMC) compliance with the employee driver requirement, job referral services requirement and the off-street parking requirement in order to provide time to develop compliance systems and provide LMCs “ample” time to begin compliance.

According to port spokesmen, this action is necessary because the judgment entered by Judge Christina Snyder may put the majority of the port’s concessionaires out of compliance with their concession agreements. These recommendations will likely be presented at the Board’s next meeting at 1 p.m. on September 27, 2010, and would only take effect upon Board approval.

“Now that we have won the case, the Port would like to implement the full Concession as soon as it is reasonably practicable, but adjust the schedule to allow both our Port staff and our motor carriers to prepare for compliance with some of the remaining program elements,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D.

But the case has not necessarily been “won,” industry leaders point out:

“We would assume that the ninth circuit will have taken up the ATA appeal and issued a ruling prior to the 2011 implementation date,” said John McLaurin, President, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) in an interview.


About the Author

Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at [email protected]

Subscribe to Logistics Management Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
Refining TMS Integration Outside the Four Walls of the Warehouse
How shippers can use a modern transportation management system (TMS) to successfully integrate across the supply chain ecosystem and create a truly digital network.
Download Today!
From the October 2017 Logistics Management Magazine Issue
A leading distributor of professional salon products in the U.S. forms unique partnerships with its key LTLs to lower transport costs, reduce its carbon footprint and improve service to its 565 store locations.
Q4 2017 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable: Improvements apparent; work remains
LM Viewpoint: Collaboration, Now more than ever
View More From this Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
EDITORS' PICKS
SalonCentric: One Beautiful Network
A leading distributor of professional salon products in the U.S. forms unique partnerships with its...
26th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends: Transportation at Digital Speed
While a majority of companies strongly agree that transportation is a strategically important...

34th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Winners Revealed
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and North American ports have crossed the service...
2017 Salary Survey: Fresh Voices Express Optimism
Our “33rd Annual Salary Survey” reflects more diversity entering the logistics management...