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RFID for trucks coming to L.A., Long Beach ports

PierPass, a nonprofit company owned by marine terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, plans to equip up to 10,000 trucks with WhereNet Corp. RFID (radio frequency identification) tags to enhance security around the trucks entering the two facilities. WhereNet is also installing RFID readers at each marine terminal to read the truck tags as a driver arrives at each port and approaches a security check point, according to a statement from WhereNet. Marine terminals are required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Coast Guard to make sure that only individuals who have business at the ports are allowed inside. The terminal operators, who will cover the $1.2 million cost of the program, are launching TruckTag as part of this requirement, according to the statement. There will be no cost to the truck drivers or trucking companies. Full Story

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