CLEAN TRUCKS NOW MOVE MORE THAN 58%
OF CARGO AT PORT OF LOS ANGELES
SAN PEDRO, Calif. — July 29, 2009 — The port of Los Angeles reports that for the period of June 1, 2009 through June 30, 2009, 58.64 percent of the 177,920 cargo moves at its terminals were made by clean trucks that meet or exceed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2007 emissions standards. Since the October 1, 2008 launch of the Clean Truck Program (CTP), more than 5,000 model year 2007 or newer trucks have come into drayage service at the Port. That number continues to grow through efforts that include the 2009 Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Funding Program, which is expected to put up to 500 new, ultra-low emissions vehicles on the road by year's end.
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The Port of Los Angeles, also known as “America’s Port,” has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy and the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. A recipient of numerous environmental awards, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 Clean Air Excellence Award, the Port of Los Angeles is committed to innovating cleaner, greener ways of doing business. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. The Port of Los Angeles - A cleaner port. A brighter future.