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The National Port Drivers Association organized a truck convoy down I-110 in Southern California yesterday.  This is the second time these Owner-Operators have came together to protest the Clean Truck Program, which will ban pre-2004 trucks from the Port of Long Beach, and the Port of Los Angeles after the new year.  The National Port Drivers Association is asking for a 3 year extension to upgrade to new equipment, and asking for a federal investigation into the grant program that allows drayage companies to receive funds to upgrade equipment.  There is no grant money available for Owner-Ops.  Good for them!

  1. March 19, 2010 at 7:08 am

    It’s a travesty that engine manufacturers have added all the extra emission parts to trucks. Why do I say this? Because the solution isn’t fixing the engines, it’s fixing the FUEL ! As a small manufacturer of biodiesel, and doing research on biofuel for over 5 years, I can personally tell you that biofuels are a good thing. They are good for the engine and biodiesel reduces NOX emissions.

    I propose a solution for California that will work, and still generate revenue for their broke state. All pre 2004 engines must show purchasing a B20 blend within 48 hours of entering the port. You can definately tell by the exhaust smell if biodiesel is in in a truck. This will generate money for the state and help clean up the enviornment. Instead, they want us to retro fit our engines which will cost thousands. There is no need for this.

    Thank you

    David Campbell

    • darrell jarrett
      March 19, 2010 at 8:28 am

      very well stated dave but you have to big brother would not make any money if we did all burn biodiesel i know that when i burn biodiesel my mileage goes up and engine is quieter only draw back is that you can’t burn it in the tri-pac apu heaters cause it causes the burner to carbon up the tri-pac workes better on k-1fuel i have run mine for three years and have no problems other mercer hands that have them piped to truck tanks have had problems just to let you know

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