Ports' Truck Upgrades Stalled Over Labor Provisions

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have hit a bump in the road in upgrading their transport fleets' old and polluting trucks following a federal judge's ruling on remand that certain critical labor provisions of the programs, such as the phase-out of independent drivers, illegally regulate interstate commerce.

Under guidance from a federal appeals court, Judge Christina A. Snyder of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued preliminary injunctions on the ports' programs, dashing plans to modernize the trucking fleet...
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