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Truckers say L.A.'s 'green' port costs them money

Dec 7, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
The dispute over who should pay for leasing and maintaining 'clean' rigs could go to the Supreme Court.

Alex Mejia said he often sleeps in his truck, grabbing some fitful rest before a new dawn breaks and he is once again hauling cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. The routine marks another working day that, he says, could last 18 hours, much of it spent waiting — for a job order, a load, an operational trailer chassis — before getting back on the road.