News and culture through the lens of Southern California.
Hosted by A Martínez
Airs Weekdays 9 to 10 a.m.

January deadline looms at Port of Oakland to upgrade trucks or install filters




A truck drives off with a shipping container at the Port of Oakland July 1, 2004 in Oakland, California.
A truck drives off with a shipping container at the Port of Oakland July 1, 2004 in Oakland, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Listen to story

05:51
Download this story 0.0MB

Truckers in the Port of Oakland grabbed headlines last week when they demanded an extension — and extra funding — to a January 1st deadline. That's when they're supposed to upgrade their engines to meet California pollution standards.

Meanwhile, general freight and construction truck drivers face a separate deadline in January to start replacing their vehicles or install filters that can cost as much as a truck. That rule applies to most of the big rigs on the state's roads, but it's an especially heavy burden for small operators.

The California Report's Chris Richard has more.