• TPM24
  • 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

Monday, 4 March

  • 05:00pm - 05:45pm (PST) / 05/mar/2024 01:00 am - 05/mar/2024 01:45 am

    California's Challenging Regulatory Environment

    California’s freight transportation industry deals with the most challenging environmental regulations in the US, and possibly the world. Ocean carriers, marine terminals, trucking companies, railroads, and warehouse operators must meet strict deadlines for reducing harmful emissions from their operations even as freight volumes are forecast to increase steadily in the coming years. The California Air Resources Board’s Advanced Clean Fleets regulations governing trucking companies, as well as regulations that set strict deadlines for reducing emissions from vessels, marine terminals, warehouses and railroads are complex and are evolving toward mandates for deployment of zero-emission vehicles and cargo-handling equipment where feasible throughout the supply chain. Complying with these regulations, which are necessary if California is to meet federal Clean Air Act deadlines, will add cost to freight movement, and the freight transportation sector has raised the possibility that the rules could effectively set a cap on cargo volumes. This session, featuring speakers with expertise on regulatory compliance for ports, drayage operators, and warehouse operators, will address the evolving regulations governing California’s freight transportation supply chain.