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February 26, 2007 7:30 AM, EST

So. Cal. Ports to Require Emission Licenses for Trucks

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — The president of the Long Beach Harbor Commission said a licensing system would be “up and running within five years” at his port and the neighboring Port of Los Angeles to ensure all trucks entering the facilities meet strict emission standards. “Trucks are the elephant in this living room,” James Hankla said here Feb. 14 during the 2007 Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle conference.Hankla and David Freeman, president of the Los Angeles Harbor Commission, also said the ports would soon implement a container fee to help fund air pollution and infrastructure improvements. For the full story, see the Feb. 26 print edition of Transport Topics. Subscribe today.