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May 21, 2017

CLEAN AIR MANDATE * USA: Only 46% Washington's trucks comply with

* Washington - Clear air rules pose Seattle-Tacoma drayage challenge

--- The Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma is walking a fine line between meeting its clean-air objectives and ensuring there will be sufficient truck capacity beginning next year, when pre-2007 engine trucks are banned from marine terminals under the port authority‚Äôs clean-truck program... Although the harbor drayage community has known about the clean-truck mandate since 2008, the port authority said only 46 percent of the roughly 4,000 trucks that pick up and deliver containers in Seattle and Tacoma are compliant. The deadline kicks in Jan. 1, 2018... Some truckers still believe the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which is the enforcer as well as the founder of the clean-truck program, will delay implementation. The fate awaiting those truckers, many of whom are owner-operators, is uncertain at this time... 
 (Photo: Less than half the trucks serving the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are compliant with clean air rules) -- Seattle, WASH, USA - JOC, by Bill Mongelluzzo - May 19, 2017

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