Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bay Area Truck Ban Extension Coming to an End

Bay Area drayage truck owners that received an extension to meet new Bay Area air emission regulations under Proposition 1B funding criteria must have proof of financing and a retrofit vendor by Feb. 5 or face being barred from Port of Oakland access and removal from the California Air Resources Board truck registry.

CARB is warning that trucks not on the registry and found performing drayage work after the Feb. 5 deadline could face penalties of up to $10,000 per day.
Documentation includes one of the following:
• Bank statement or credit card statement showing balance available sufficient to cover additional costs.
• Letter of credit, pre-approval form or similar loan approval document showing qualification for funding.
• Loan documents or financing plan showing how payments will be made, or
• A lease-to-own or micro lease agreement sufficient to cover added costs.

All correspondence with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District regarding the proof of financing/vendor and required documents must be postmarked and mailed by Feb. 5 to:
Bay Area Air Quality Management District,
Attn: Port Truck Retrofit Program
939 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

They can also be hand delivered to OT411 Truck Information Center at 11 Burma Road, Oakland, CA 94607 between 2:30 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.