Support Clean Truck Program

Resolution number 10-07.08

WHEREAS, in 2008 the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach established a Clean Truck Program based on a concession model and a progressive elimination of older, dirty trucks allowed on port property in order to reduce air pollution; and

WHEREAS, the Port of Los Angeles plan also enacted an employee driver provision which greatly increased the effectiveness of the Clean Truck Program by incorporating stronger labor and safety standards; and

WHEREAS, enforcement of significant elements of this award-winning program have been undermined or blocked altogether through continuous litigation by industry interests;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party urge federal representatives to support legislative changes necessary to the Federal Motor Carrier Act to enable local governments to enforce proper environmental, labor and safety standards for trucking interests; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party express their endorsement of the Clean Truck Program with the employee driver provision and communicate said endorsement in writing to state and federal government representatives, government agencies and port authorities. 

Author/Sponsor: Progressive Democratic Club

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting\xe2\x80\xa8
Holiday Inn San Jose
July 18, 2010

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