Thursday, January 14, 2010

Truckers look for Summary Judgment in Clean-Truck Case

American Trucking Association says LA port can’t control truck transport services.

The ATA filed its final response in concise with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles looking for a summary judgment in it’s defy to certain aspects of the Port of Los Angeles clean-truck concession requirements.

ATA alleged that few aspects of the port’s concession requirements break the federal pre-emption requirement that block state and local entities from regulating motor carrier rates, routes and services.

ATA stated that the Port of Los Angeles is trying to use its concession necessities to cease a motor carrier’s power to provide drayage service in the harbor. ATA also stated that the neighboring Port of Long Beach solved this problem by restoring its clean-truck plan’s concession necessities with a registration agreement.

The U.S. District Court has planned to hear the ATA’s motion and the port’s cross motion for summary judgment on Jan. 11 and the judgment expected shortly after that.

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