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

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  1. Kenny Lee
    October 23, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    With overseas containers being the majority of the freight from the ATO office these rules should make getting containers from the port quite a challenge.

  2. jpdubois
    October 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I can only assume that there is a massive task force within the company addressing the impact this will have on present container haulers and the ATO office. My uninformed guess is that 90% of the present container haulers would be affected by this rule. We sure could use more information as available.

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