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  • March 3-6, 2024 | Long Beach Convention Center

Matt Schrap

Harbor Trucking Association


Matt Schrap currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Harbor Trucking Association. Since taking the role in June of 2021, he has been working within the myriad of challenges impacting harbor drayage and maritime operations on the West Coast.

Previously, Matt was the Vice President of Government Programs for the Velocity Vehicle Group where he worked closely with state, local and national governmental organizations while also assisting hundreds of equipment owners with in-use regulatory compliance standards and public assistance opportunities available for heavy-duty equipment turnover in California.

Before his time at VVG, Matt held the position the as Director of Environmental Affairs for the California Trucking Association where he worked on Air Quality Regulatory Programs and Intermodal Policy. Matt joined CTA after completing a Fellowship with the Center for California Studies, State Senate Fellows Program.

He is also an instructor for the Center for International Trade and Transportation Global Logistics Professional Designation at CSULB and holds an MA in Public Policy Administration from CSULB and a BA in Government from Sacramento State.

Sessions With Matt Schrap

Tuesday, 28 February

  • 04:45pm - 05:30pm (PST) / 01/mar/2023 12:45 am - 01/mar/2023 01:30 am

    Drayage Trucking Industry Under Siege

    The independent trucker model that has dominated the drayage industry in the US is under siege. Last year's implementation of California's AB5 worker classification law produced significant changes at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland, forcing owner-operators to establish themselves as drayage operators that contract directly with trucking companies with brokerage divisions. Other motor carriers have chosen to hire the former owner-operators as direct employees, while others have simply fled the state. California's drayage industry experienced another blow on Jan. 1, 2023, with implementation of the Advanced Clean Fleet rule that banned trucks with model year engines of 2009 or older from calling at California's ports. An estimated 18 percent of the drayage trucks serving Los Angeles were banned from serving the ports. The harbor trucking industry has said it's only a matter of time before the largest US port complex experiences a significant drayage capacity shortage as a result of these changes. At the national level, the US Department of Labor's proposed revision of the Fair Labor Standards Act would make it much more difficult to continue the independent contractor model at all US ports and inland rail terminals. The Labor Department is expected to release its final rule this summer. In this session, trucking experts from Los Angeles-Long Beach, the California Trucking Association, and the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers in New York-New Jersey will discuss the implications of these regulatory changes for US ports.