[Rushtalk] The California Version of The Green New Deal

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Mon Oct 25 09:05:54 MDT 2021

What about weigh stations?

On 10/25/2021 11:00 AM, Stephen Frye wrote:
> I won’t question your friend, but I can’t find a thing to support this 
> claim.  I would tend to think FOX would be all over this.  I do indeed 
> find that major trucking companies are all grappling with the Federal 
> mandates.  I drive I-10 quite often, and most semi trucks are waved 
> through the agricultural check point, and there are no other 
> checkpoints along the route.
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> Putnam via Rushtalk <rushtalk at csdco.com>
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> *Cc:* Dennis Putnam <dap1 at bellsouth.net>
> *Subject:* Re: [Rushtalk] The California Version of The Green New Deal
> In a related story, a friend of mine is an owner/operator long haul 
> trucker. Apparently, when truckers enter the CA state line checkpoints 
> they have to show their vaccination card. He and many other truckers 
> are not taking any jobs to/from CA as result. This mandate is 
> exacerbating the truck shortage in CA.
> On 10/25/2021 8:04 AM, Tom Matiska via Rushtalk wrote:
>> Am I to understand a negotiated settlement between two ports and a 
>> few trucking companies has established new law? I missed that in 
>> civics class.. Tom
>> On Sunday, October 24, 2021, 09:04:30 PM EDT, Stephen Frye via 
>> Rushtalk <rushtalk at csdco.com> <mailto:rushtalk at csdco.com> wrote:
>> Untrue.  As of January 1, 2021 trucks older than 2005-2007 are in 
>> question.  On January 1, 2023 the baseline will likely move to 2010.
>> I read the quoted article, too, but it cites not source other than 
>> the epa guidelines that enumerate the dates I just cited.
>> Vet, vet, vet.
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>> *Subject:* [Rushtalk] The California Version of The Green New Deal
>> The California Version of The Green New Deal...Posted on 10/15/21 at 
>> 9:40 am 70 The California Version of The Green New Deal and an 
>> October 16, 2020, EPA Settlement With Transportation is What’s 
>> Creating The Container Shipping Backlog – Working CA Ports 24/7 Will 
>> Not Help, Here’s Why
>> Hundreds of requests for details on the specifics of the container 
>> shipping backlog. So, I spent 3 days calling sources, digging for 
>> details and gathering information on the substantive issue at hand. 
>> The epicenter of the problem is not what is being outlined by 
>> financial media, corporate media and politicians who have a specific 
>> interest in distracting from the issues at hand. This has nothing to 
>> do with COVID-19.
>> The issues being discussed today relate to events that happened a 
>> long time ago. As a matter of fact, it was so predictable that 
>> Amazon, Walmart, UPS, FedEx, Samsung, The Home Depot and Target all 
>> had taken actions years ago -long before COVID- because they knew 
>> this day would come. It was not accidental that those companies 
>> showed up at the White House to discuss the issue, because there’s 
>> now a full court press to hide it.
>> There is one very specific regional issue driving the problem. Read on:
>> The trucking issue with California LA ports, ie the Port of Los 
>> Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), is that all semi 
>> tractors have to be current with new California emissions standards. 
>> As a consequence, that mean trucks cannot be older than 3 years if 
>> they are to pick up or deliver containers at those ports. This issue 
>> wipes out approximately half of the fleet trucks used to move 
>> containers in/out of the port. Operating the port 24/7 will not cure 
>> the issue, because all it does is pile up more containers that sit 
>> idle as they await a limited number of trucks to pick them up. THIS 
>> is the central issue.
>> On October 16, 2020, the EPA reached a settlement agreement [DATA 
>> HERE] with California Air Resource Board (CARB) to shut down semi 
>> tractor rigs that were non-compliant with new California emission 
>> standards:
>> 2020 SAN FRANCISCO – “Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
>> (EPA) announced settlements with three interstate trucking companies 
>> imposing $417,000 in penalties for violating the California Air 
>> Resources Board’s federally enforceable Truck and Bus Regulation, 
>> Drayage Truck Regulation and Transport Refrigeration Unit Regulation.
>> “As trucks are one of the largest sources of air pollution in 
>> California, EPA will continue to ensure these heavy-duty vehicles 
>> have the needed pollution-control equipment and operate in compliance 
>> with the rules,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator 
>> John Busterud. “These companies have agreed to bring their trucks 
>> into compliance and operate more cleanly in all communities they serve.”
>> Transportation is a primary contributor to the high levels of air 
>> pollutants in Southern California and the Central Valley. Diesel 
>> emissions from trucks are one of the state’s largest sources of fine 
>> particle pollution, or soot, which is linked to health issues 
>> including asthma, impaired lung development in children, and 
>> cardiovascular effects in adults. Many of these trucks are older 
>> models and emit high amounts of particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen 
>> oxides (NOx).
>> […] California Truck and Bus Regulation and Drayage Truck Regulation 
>> have been essential parts of the state’s federally enforceable plan 
>> to attain cleaner air. California requires trucking companies to 
>> upgrade vehicles they own to meet specific NOx and PM performance 
>> standards and to verify compliance of vehicles they hire or dispatch. 
>> Heavy-duty diesel trucks in California must meet 2010 engine 
>> emissions standards or use diesel particulate filters to reduce the 
>> diesel particulates emissions into the atmosphere by 85% or more. 
>> (read more)
>> In effect, what this 2020 determination and settlement created was an 
>> inability of half the nation’s truckers from picking up anything from 
>> the Port of LA or Port of Long Beach. Virtually all private owner 
>> operator trucks and half of the fleet trucks that are used for moving 
>> containers across the nation were shut out.
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