May 2019 - Volume 6, Issue 5
In This Issue
Tariff Changes Tom Butler Retires
New Board Members CVSA Roadcheck
Upcoming Events
Public Comments on proposed Port Facilities Tariff changes due June 30th
Reminder: On May 3, 2019, the PANYNJ announced the following modifications to their Port Facilities Tariff, which includes another Truck Phase Out mandate::
1 ) Effective August 1, 2020 trucks with engine model years 1997 or older will be banned from serving the port. According to current Port Truck Pass registration data, an estimated 275 trucks will be affected by the mandate.
2)  Effective July 1, 2019, all  new  trucks entered into the Drayage Truck Registry must meet or exceed federal EPA on road emission standards for 2010 model year heavy duty diesel fueled engines  Any trucks already registered to serve the port prior to that date are grandfathered in.
Those wishing to express feedback on the proposed tariff changes may submit their comments via email to Charles Liou at All comments must be received by June 30th .

Bi-State Trustee Tom Butler Retires to Ireland
Our good friend and long-time Bi-State Board member Tom Butler retired last month, and is now living full-time in beautiful County Mayo, Ireland. Tom most recently served as our Trustee, and was a fixture at our meetings and events, including our annual Golf Outing. Tom's presence will be missed, and we wish him well as he enjoys this new chapter. 

If you'd like to stay in touch with Tom, he can be reached by mail at: Ave Maria Nursing Home, Tooreen, County Mayo, Ireland.
Bi-State Welcomes New Board Members
The Bi-State voted to add two members to its Executive Board: Jerry Dooley (Transways) and Steve Schulein (National Retail Systems). Those who serve on the Bi-State Board do so on a volunteer basis, and we thank Jerry and Steve for donating their time and energy to our organization.
CVSA Roadcheck Set for June 4-6, Will Focus on Steering and Suspension
REMINDER: The annual Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers.

Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is steering and suspension systems.

“Steering and suspension are safety critical systems for any commercial motor vehicle,” said CVSA President Chief Jay Thompson with the Arkansas Highway Police. “Not only do they support the heavy loads carried by trucks and buses, but they also help maintain stability and control under acceleration and braking, keeping the vehicle safely on the road. Furthermore, they keep tires in alignment, reducing chances of uneven tire wear and possible tire failure, and they maximize the contact between the tires and the road to provide steering stability and good handling.” 
Upcoming Events 
June 7 - Cardinal Tobin "Mass at Sea/Blessing of NJ/NY Harbor"
His Eminence Joseph W. Tobin, Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Newark, will celebrate Holy Mass Aboard Ship and bestow blessings upon the NJ/NJ Ports & Fleet on June 7, 2019 at 8am. Attendees will meet up at Stella Maris Chapel, then board the 182' Sandy Hook New York for a 3-hour tour of the harbor; refreshments included. Reservations for this special event must be made in advance, call 973-589-7946 to reserve a spot. Suggested attendee donation is $25.

June 11 - Bi-State General Member Meeting
All Bi-State Members are invited to join us at 10am on Tuesday, June 11th at the NYSA Training Center auditorium (1210 Corbin Street) for our monthly member meeting. Note: these meetings are closed to the public, open to Bi-State Members only.  In addition to sharing important port community news and updates, we will be awarding our 2019 Cunninghame Memorial Scholarships, with special guests Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (District 31) and Assemblyman Jamel Holley (District 20). 

Monday, September 9, 2019
Galloping Hill Golf Course, Kenilworth, NJ
For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities,
email or call 973-466-0014
Dates to Remember
June 11 • Monthly Member Meeting
July 4 • Independence Day
July 9 • Monthly Member Meeting
August 13 • Monthly Member Meeting
Sept 2 • Labor Day
Sept 9 • Golf Outing & Awards Lunch
Executive Board
Executive Director Dick Jones
President Lisa Yakomin
First Vice President Tom Heimgartner
Second Vice President Lou Notaro
Secretary Peter Toscano
Treasurer Peggy Mecca
Executive Board Mike Baicher, Dave Cannillo, Chuck Connors, Jerry Dooley, Chris Grato, Will Grato, Patrick Judge III, Brian Kohn, John Kruse, Bob Leef, Joe Noonan, Jr., Greg Scott, Steve Schulein, Pete Toscano