Port Reduces Truck Pollution by 90%
The Port of Long Beach's ambitious Clean Trucks Program has reduced air pollution from harbor trucks by more than 90 percent in a little over three years.
In 2012, the program banned permanently the last remaining older, more polluting trucks from Port terminals. Today, virtually all of the 13,000 drayage trucks servicing the Port terminals are 2007 or newer models.
To view all important documents, including truck registration applications, please visit our Clean Trucks Documents page by clicking here. For a Fact Sheet, click here. Or use the links in the right column of this page.
Important Clean Trucks Information:
|In a little over three years, the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program has helped clean up the busiest drayage truck fleet in the country and cut related air pollution by 90 percent. On January 1, the program will ban permanently the last remaining older, more polluting trucks from Port terminals. |
|In the New Year, the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program will hit its final milestone, permanently barring the oldest, most polluting drayage trucks from Port terminals.|
|An older group of trucks not originally included in the Port of Long Beach’s landmark Clean Trucks Program will be banned from Port shipping terminals beginning July 1. About 500 “Class 7” trucks - smaller, less powerful rigs - will be barred from working at the Port.|
|The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday approved the inclusion of smaller 'Class 7' trucks to the landmark Clean Trucks Program and penalties for "dray-offs" - the practice of switching cargo from a "clean" to a "dirty" - within the Harbor District.|