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For anyone who lives near or has ever been to the ports of Long Beach or Los Angeles, you know how polluted the air has become. A portion of this is due to the harmful emissions from the thousands of trucks that come in and out of the two ports every day.
In an effort to create a greener and cleaner environment, the ports launched the first step in their Clean Trucks Program on 10/1/08. They implemented a ban on trucks built pre-1989. As reported in the Press-Telegram of Long Beach, CA the ban prevents trucks built prior to 1989 from going in or out of the two ports.
This was done in an effort to help reduce diesel truck emissions by 80 percent within the next five years.
For anyone who lives or visits the area this is a very welcome step. However, to dramatically reduce harmful emissions and to make the trucks (and even the freighters for that matter) more biofriendly, I look forward to the next steps. If the program is on track, they should include the use of liquid fuel enhancers or fuel additives.
I mean just think about how much cleaner the air would be in these two ports without the harmful emissions produced by the trucking and shipping industries.
Per this report, the trucking industry itself is starting to turn towards diesel fuel additives out of pure necessity. With the high costs of diesel fuel, companies have started using fuel additives to help cut transportation and shipping costs.
Biofriendly Corporation’s Green Plus® diesel fuel enhancer is being used in diesel fuel on five continents. Green Plus is designed to not only lower harmful emissions and improve fuel economy but also to reduce maintenance costs due to improved combustion.
If it is done right, then a biofriendly trucking (and shipping) industry could actually be possible in the coming decade.