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Home Depot To Green Truck Operations At Ports

Home Depot and logistics provider California Multimodal have joined the Coalition for Responsible Transportation, pledging to implement clean truck technologies in their operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Specifically, the two companies announced that all contracted owner-operator trucks currently in use at the Ports will be replaced with new low-emissions “green” equipment hat will meet the Ports’ emissions standards well before the 2012 deadline.

The financing arrangement used to replace the equipment will allow owner operators to use the new trucks while preserving their ability to remain as independent drivers.

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Harbor Commissioners adopted a proposed measure to implement a progressive ban of older trucks from operation at the Port of Los Angeles beginning in October 2008.

Last month, Nike, another CRT member, and its affiliate Converse switched a portion of their Los Angeles area harbor drayage fleet from diesel to new Liquefied Natural Gas fueled vehicles.

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2 thoughts on “Home Depot To Green Truck Operations At Ports

  1. I am totally confused. Why is this such a great news? Both Home Depot and CMI are forced to have clean trucks by 2012 if they want to run in the ports anyways. This is a mandate that the ports adapted a month ago.

    If you want real News, concentrate on companies that meetthe 2007 emissions standards today like the LNG trucks, not dirty diesel trucks to be replaced 5 years from now.

    As I see it, all Home Depot and CMI have done is comitted to run dirty trucks for another 5 years. They are doing nothing TODAY to clean up the air.

  2. Sorry, but I dont think this is news. The port commissions in LA and Long Beach have mandated that truckers entering and leaving the port areas be upgraded to reduce emmissions. Its required for truckers to upgrade or replace trucks as you note.

    The HD and Nike “efforts” to my mind are political campaigns to appear “green” for their own marketing reasons. They had LITTLE to do with this. It was the port commissions and even then that was a malformed effort if you research it.

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