"Long Beach Port Settles Truckers Suit Over Clean Air Plan"

"The Port of Long Beach has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by the American Trucking Assn. over disputed elements of a plan to clean up the air around the nation's busiest seaport complex.

Long Beach officials have agreed to strip their plan of all requirements that are not directly tied to the goal of getting cleaner trucks on the road, including a demand that trucking companies file financial reports.

Under the change, trucking companies would agree to comply with environmental, safety and security requirements. They would need to register their trucks with the port and equip them with radio frequency identification tags."

Ronald D. White reports for the Los Angeles Times October 21, 2009.

Source: LA Times, 10/21/2009