Friday, September 28, 2018

Newer Trucks Required at San Pedro Bay Ports

By Karen Robes Meeks

Starting on Oct. 1, new trucks servicing the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles must be 2014 or newer, according to new provisions adopted by the twin ports in June.

The new mandate will only apply to trucks registering for the first time under the Port Drayage Truck Registry (PDTR). Trucks already in the PDTR as of Sept. 30 will still be able to work in the ports if they are current on their annual dues and comply with state emission rules. Registered trucks are 2007 and newer, with about half at least 2010 or newer models, according to the port.

This is part of the ports’ push to strengthen its pollution-fighting efforts through an update of its landmark San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, which include moving toward zero-emission trucks by 2035.

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