On September 13, Port of Long Beach officials and Commissioners, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia (see photo), South Coast Air Quality Management District Board Member Gideon Kracov, and representatives from 4 Gen Logistics celebrated the arrival of new zero-emission trucks that will be put into service at the Port of Long Beach. Thanks in part to $7 million in Clean Transportation Funding from the MSRC, 4 Gen will be adding 40 zero-emission Volvo semi-tractors to its fleet. At least 90 percent of the annual trips will include destinations in the Inland Empire, with primary service to 4 Gen’s headquarters in Rialto.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently kicked-off the first of two Board hearings to consider adopting the Advanced Clean Fleet Regulation (ACF). The ACF rule would complement the Advanced Clean Truck rule adopted in 2020 that requires manufacturers to sell an increasing percentage of zero-emission trucks starting in 2024. The ACF would require California’s truck fleets to begin purchasing an increasing percentage of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and is designed to accelerate the market for medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission trucks, vans and buses.