Clean Truck Program
Wanted to touch base with you about the Clean Truck Program in the Port of Long Beach. Major changes will take effect starting January 1st. Restrictions on the age of trucks entering the port will soon take place. Below is a schedule of the changes over the next few years.
Truck Ban Schedule
Old, polluting trucks are being progressively banned from entering port shipping terminals.
- October 1, 2008: All pre-1989 trucks have been banned.
- January 1, 2010: 1989-1993 trucks will be banned from port terminals along with unretrofitted 1994-2003 trucks.
- January 1, 2012: All trucks that do not meet the 2007 federal clean truck emission standard will be banned from port terminals.
Please note that on January 1, 2010, all 1993-2003 units must be retrofitted to meet clean truck standards, or they are not permitted in the port. If the truck is retrofitted, it will still not be legal after January 1, 2012. In 2012, the tractor must be 2007 or newer, without exceptions.
Here’s a link to the website for the Clean Truck Program. http://www.polb.com/environment/cleantrucks/default.asp