Surface Transportation Board June 25, 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Clean Truck Coalition, LLC, et al.-Pooling Application
Document Number: E9-14892
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Surface Transportation Board, Department of Transportation
By application filed on June 3, 2009, certain participating motor carriers (Applicants) in the Clean Truck Coalition, LLC (CTC), a California limited liability corporation, jointly request approval of a pooling agreement under 49 U.S.C. 14302 and 49 CFR 1184.1, et seq. Applicants propose to pool and/or divide specialized clean truck equipment and corresponding traffic, as necessary, and to use collective purchasing options through a central buying mechanism for fuel, equipment, and materials to manage operations costs. As a result of the agreement, Applicants would be part of the Clean Trucks Program (program), an environmental program aimed at reducing air pollution caused by the trucks used to transport cargo to and from the harbor facilities of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA (the Ports). The program is sponsored through the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (the Plan),\1\ and provides grants and financial incentives that allow selected trucking companies to replace older, high-polluting trucks with newer, cleaner trucks. The Plan defines the relevant market as shipments transported to and from the Ports using clean trucks. The outbound deliveries generally would be to designated rail and truck container yards, nearby distribution facilities, and other regional service points. Inbound shipments would represent traffic moving in the reverse direction. Applicants would continue to conduct their own transportation operations serving the Ports and augment their present service from a separate to a joint regionalized service.