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.